Psychotherapy can be beneficial for men with erectile dysfunction even when erectile dysfunction has a known physical cause. The therapist can instruct the man and his partner in techniques to reduce performance anxiety and improve intimacy. Therapy can also help couples adjust to the use of vacuum devices and implants. Erectile Dysfunction Treatment: Alternative Therapies
There are various over the counter supplements and herbs that promise to enhance erections. One thing that has been proven time and time again is that because these substances are not regulated, there is no way to guarantee that the supplement contains the correct herb or is in a safe and correct dose. Multiple studies examining ED supplements show that the majority of them are laced with pharmaceutical ED medications like Viagra, at times in doses that are not safe to the public. Broward Urology Center does not promote any herbal or OTC ED supplementation at this time. Stay Updated on Social Media Home Our Team Treatments Patient Info Common Conditions Contact .
Health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, neurological disorders, high cholesterol or narrowing of the blood vessels may contribute to erectile dysfunction. The main issue is not enough blood flow to the penis. Other issues include low levels of the male hormone testosterone, injury or nerve damage to the penis or surrounding area and surgery to the penis or surrounding area (e.g. prostate surgery). Some medications can also cause erectile dysfunction as a side effect, particularly if they affect hormone levels like testosterone.
Shockwave therapy for ED is still considered an experimental treatment option. There is some data to support its efficacy, but research is ongoing to determine how well it works long-term and whether it can replace or be offered along with other proven ED treatments. What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Kegel exercises are one of the most effective ways to eliminate ED. For curing ED, it is very important to strengthen your muscles and bones of the pelvic areas. And for getting better and strengthful muscles, Kegels are ideal for a body.
4. Extend the time. Gradually increase the length of contractions and relaxations. Work your way up from three to five seconds, to 10.
The best medicine for erectile dysfunction (ED) depends on the cause of your condition, as well as your budget and lifestyle.
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The ability to achieve and sustain erections requires the following:A healthy nervous system that conducts nerve impulses from the brain, spinal column, and the penisHealthy arteries in and near the corpora cavernosa of the penis so that when stimulated there is an increase in blood flow to the penisHealthy smooth muscle and fibrous tissue within the corpora cavernosa so that it can fill with bloodAn adequate amount of nitric oxide (NO) in the penis to help with the stimulation of blood flow into the penisNormal functioning of the tunica albuginea, the layer of tissue surrounding the corpora cavernosa and responsible for the compression of the veins to keep blood in the penisAppropriate psychosocial interactions to enhance sexual stimulation/arousal and decrease anxiety/stress
Zinc is a micronutrient that plays a role in testosterone production. Low testosterone is associated with severe to moderate deficiency. The consequences of marginal levels are unknown (Prasad et al.,1996). Zinc is also important for immune function.
Reduction of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL) levels in the blood, as well as the total level of cholesterolReduction in body weight (obesity is associated with cardiovascular disease) Increase in insulin sensitivity (exercise increases the body’s ability to control glucose levels in the blood)Increase in “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins)
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Prostate, bladder, colon, and rectal cancer are sometimes treated with radiation to the pelvis. This can cause problems with erections. The higher the total dose of radiation and the wider the section of the pelvis treated, the greater the chance of erection problems later. If radiation therapy is part of your treatment plan, talk to your doctor before it starts. Ask how your arteries and nerves might be affected by radiation therapy so you know what to expect.
The successful treatment of erectile dysfunction (impotence) has been demonstrated to improve couple intimacy, improve sexual satisfaction, improve male self-esteem, and overall quality of life. In some men, it may also relieve symptoms of depression.
Can't get or keep an erection so you can have sex? That's what doctors call erectile dysfunction, or ED.