Kegels exercises can be helpful in maintaining the blood flow and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic- region thus enabling a normal erection.
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You need at least three healthy things for an erection: a penis, blood vessels, and nerves. The most simplistic explanation of an erection is that nerves send signals to the blood vessels to deliver more blood to the penis. Then, spongy (erectile) tissue of the penis (corpus cavernosum) gets filled with blood and an erection occurs. If any of the above components are not functioning well, erection may not happen.
Alprostadil should not be used in men with urethral stricture (scarring and narrowing of the tube that urine and the ejaculate pass through), balanitis (inflammation/infection of the glans [tip] of the penis, severe hypospadias (a condition where the opening of the urethra is not at the tip of the penis, rather on the underside of the penis), penile curvature (abnormal bend to the penis), and urethritis (inflammation/infection of the urethra).
Penile injections and urethral suppositories are options for some men with erectile dysfunction; however, success and satisfaction rates for these treatments tend to be lower than with other ED treatments.
It is likely to improve ED management and benefit a large number of men, particularly in terms of recognising ED as a sentinel of vascular disease.
Patients may take tadalafil as needed as with sildenafil, vardenafil, and avanafil or once a day. It is the only ED oral medication that patients can take on a daily basis.
Other tests, if indicated, are normally arranged by the urology specialist clinic and will be discussed with you.
While many cases of ED are caused by medical conditions that can’t be cured, various treatment options can help restore sexual function.
The major breakthrough occurred in 1998 when sildenafil became the first oral drug to be approved to treat ED.4 This was followed by the use of tadalafil and vardenafil as similar phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor oral medications for treating ED in 2003.4
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Impotence treatments were discussed in the oldest Chinese text, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which describes traditional Chinese medicine during the time of the Yellow Emperor’s rule which ended around 2600 BC. One of the treatments for impotence discussed is a potion with 22 ingredients.4
Second, there is a range of medically reviewed, evidence-based options for treating ED. The best part? You can start today.
Risk of ED is higher if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, vascular disease, low testosterone, history of prostate surgery, or take certain medications. Stress and other psychological aspects can sometimes play a role.
You may be able to improve your sex life with a few lifestyle changes. Giving up smoking, losing weight, and exercising more often can improve your blood flow. If you suspect a medication could be to blame, talk to your doctor about adjusting the dosage or switching to another drug.
Your hormonal status for testosterone (the male hormone) is evaluated, particularly if one of your symptoms is low sexual desire (low libido).Blood tests for testosterone should ideally be taken early in the morning because that is when levels are usually at their highest.Blood may also be tested for other hormones that can affect sexual function (eg, luteinizing hormone, prolactin).Your blood may be checked for glucose (sugar), cholesterol, thyroid function, triglycerides, and prostate specific antigen (PSA).A urinalysis looking for blood cells, protein, and glucose (sugar) may also be done.