Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

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Those who suffer from erectile dysfunction, or ED, have one major concern and that is how to treat it. Men don't like having erectile problems that limit their ability to make love so finding treatment is very important. Fortunately, there are a lot of treatment options that work very well.

A physical exam is important to determine what is causing the problem to begin with. The reason why a physical exam is necessary is because all diseases should be ruled out first. Things like high blood pressure, diabetes, alcoholism, kidney disease, and other disorders frequently are the cause of erectile dysfunction. The majority of the time which is at least 70% of the time or more, ED is caused by a treatable disease or condition.

After a physical exam has been performed the doctor will have a better idea of what is causing the problem. If a disease is at the root of the problem then it will be treated, if not the doctor will continue looking for answers. Of course, patients will need to share their sexual activity with their doctor and outline all symptoms. Not being completely honest will make it more difficult to treat the erectile dysfunction.

Discussing your symptoms and success or lack thereof with erection, duration, orgasm, ejaculation, and even desire will help the doctor treat your problem. Once the doctor has determined the probable cause of your erectile dysfunction then he can begin treating you.
Popular treatment options for ED include Viagra or slidenafil, Levitra or its generic vardenafil, and Cialis and its generic tadalafil. Cialis is beneficial for sufferers of erectile dysfunction because it works for an amazing 36 hours after one dose. The benefit in this is that an individual may plan sexual intercourses over a period of time and be more spontaneous than some of the other treatment options.

Psychotherapy is occasionally prescribed as treatment for ED as well. The reason this method works is because many individuals with anxiety suffer with erection problems. For those whose anxiety is causing their erectile dysfunction then psychotherapy may prove helpful.

Vacuum devices have also worked well for those suffering from ED. The reason why they work is the vacuum creates a suction that draws blood to the penis, which causes an erection.

Penile implants are another option for treating erectile dysfunction. The implant allows the individual to control his erection when he desires one. Many individuals enjoy their penile implant, although infections could result in the removal of the implant.

Still others have benefited from vascular surgery. Individuals who suffer from restricted blood flow may benefit significantly from this surgery.

While there are a variety of treatment options for erectile dysfunction most people prefer prescription drugs because they are easy to deal with and have good results. If you have ED talk to your doctor immediately about treatment options for you.
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