Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a major challenge for many men today regardless of their age — young, middle-aged, or old. Because erectile dysfunction may be caused by many factors — a health condition, emotional or relationship problems, some kinds of medication, smoking, drugs, or alcohol — an erectile dysfunction cure is possible.
Oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors) unless contraindicated are the recommended first line medical therapy for erectile dysfunction. Currently, there are four different PDE5 inhibitors available. They all work the same way and have essentially the same results. They differ in how long they last in your body and in side effects. .
Couple therapy- Seek a therapist to do away with the stress, anxiety or depression leading to erectile dysfunction.
In the first study of its kind, experts analysed data from 650 men who used pelvic floor exercises to combat their ED and premature ejaculation.
Recent studies have found that even if medication is used as part of treating erectile dysfunction, it's way more likely to be effective if lifestyle changes are also addressed.
Injections work quite well for most men, but not everyone is willing to stick a needle into one's penis. Most of my patients actually do quite well after a teaching session that we do in the office. It also helps that the needle is tiny and the part of the penis where you have to inject does not generally hurt.
The authors stated that this was the first study evaluating serum melatonin level as a causative factor in this patient group. A low serum melatonin level may result in an inadequate erection by preventing sufficient antioxidant capacity. There is a need for additional studies to determine the exact role of melatonin deficiency in ED patients. The drawbacks of this study were the absence of Doppler ultrasound findings, the lack of a treatment group and follow-up data on melatonin levels and the small sample size (n = 62). They stated that future studies may evaluate the association or a possible correlation between serum melatonin levels and Doppler ultrasound parameters of erectile function. Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Erectile Dysfunction Following Radical Prostatectomy Use of Serum Homocysteine Levels as Biomarkers for the Development and/or Progression of Erectile Dysfunction
This can be useful even if there is a medical cause, as it gives you a chance to talk about how you feel about having erectile dysfunction. If there is an underlying psychological reason for the difficulty, this is a safe place to explore what this might be and what you can do about it. This is generally not available as a funded service and you would normally need to pay for this privately. If you have been sexually abused, then you may be able to access free counselling through ACC.
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Psychogenic ED was thought to be the most common cause of ED, however, psychologic causes often coexist with physical or functional causes of ED.
AtherosclerosisDiabetes High blood pressureChronic kidney diseaseHeart diseaseMultiple sclerosisPeyronie’s diseaseProstate cancerInjury to the penis or surrounding organs
Cannot be used by patients on MAOIsIntraurethral Pellet Therapy (MUSE)No surgery required
Turkish Journal of Urology: “Prevalence of erectile dysfunction in men over 40 years of age in Turkey: Results from the Turkish Society of Andrology Male Sexual Health Study Group.”
“For men who have failing erections, the penis is a barometer of what’s happening in the rest of the body,” explains urologist Wayne Hellstrom, MD, professor of urology at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.