Know more about erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction or ED is a medical problem that affects a man’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection. ED is a common problem in men that can lead to other problems like depression, anxiety, and low self-confidence.

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

A person suffering from ED will be unable to acquire an erection. Even if he does get an erection, it may not be firm enough for vaginal penetration or may not last for long.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction. The medical causes of erectile dysfunction include obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, enlarged prostate, sleep apnea, and low testosterone. The other causes of ED are aging, alcohol, and tobacco. Erectile dysfunction can also occur due to psychological and emotional stress. Nervousness, depression, and anger can affect a man’s sexual desire.

Treatments for erectile dysfunction

There are many treatments available for erectile dysfunction. The very first thing that the doctor may ask a person with ED to do is make changes in his lifestyle. Many times, ED is due to a disorder that can be treated by making simple lifestyle changes. These changes may include eating healthy, exercising regularly, quit smoking, and reducing the intake of alcohol.

If a person’s ED is not reduced, then the doctor may suggest a non-surgical treatment.
Non-surgical treatments
  1. Transurethral therapy

This therapy involves the use of a solution that needs to be applied in the urethra to achieve a good erection. For maintaining the erection, a plastic band can be applied on the base of the penis.

  1. Vacuum constriction device

This is a plastic cylinder that is connected to a vacuum-generating source. This source creates a negative pressure, thus drawing the blood to the penis and causing an erection. Again, to maintain the erection, an elastic band needs to be placed at the base of the penis. The side effects of this treatment are ejaculatory problems, penile pain, and ecchymosis or petechiae.

  1. Oral pharmacological treatment

There are many medications for ED that are called as phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors. This includes medicines like sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis). These pills are known to improve man’s ability to attain and maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. The pill should be taken sometime before the sexual act is planned. The side effects of these medications are visual disturbances, flushing, back pain, and muscle pain. Anyone can buy these ED pills online.

Apart from these, there are other oral medications available in the market like Kaamgra gold. Kamagra gold too can be ordered online or can be bought from any medical store. The purchase can be made from any reputed online pharmacy.

If these non-surgical treatments do not work, then the doctor may advice a surgical treatment.

Surgical treatments include:

  1. Penile vascular surgery

This is a bypass surgery that can be done if there is an isolated artery occlusion disrupting blood flow in the penis. It is important to consider the patient’s surgical risk before conducting any surgical procedure.

  1. Prosthesis

The doctor may suggest the use of a prosthesis. There are various types of prosthesis available including malleable, mechanical, and inflatable. The patient can opt for the one that he prefers. Most of the prostheses need to be replaced after a period of 10 to 15 years.