Treating Erectile Dysfunction: Know Your Options

By: lazyjack
It is the sex that provides you the coolest survival kit amidst the pressure of highly demanding career.

Any sexual inadequacy in any of the partner is sad and calls for immediate rectification.

But sexual dysfunction in men can create devastating effects. Not only divorce, male sexual dysfunction may end up in ultimate manifestation of violence and mental imbalance.

On the other hand, a satisfying sex life helps maintain the health of sexual organs and also works for preventing male sexual dysfunction.

So, you can see the significance of preserving a healthy sex life and importance of preventing male sexual dysfunction. So you should take an active initiative to restore and enhance your sexual vitality. Now there are various methods of treating ED. The selection of the particular treatment depends on the cause of the dysfunction. So it is important to first determine the factor responsible for sexual deficiency in a person.

Depending on the causes, the treatments can be of mainly two types: psychological therapy and medical treatment.

When psychogenic factors are behind the ED symptoms in men, the patient is required to undergo sexual counseling. One of the interesting features of this therapy is that it calls for the participation of both the partners in counseling for better result.

The medication becomes essential in case of hormonal imbalance, nerve related inefficiencies and most importantly in case of vascular malfunctioning. Some of the most important means of medical treatment are:

PDE5 Inhibitors
The process of penile erection is influenced by the working of certain enzymes. There are also certain enzymes that disrupt this process. These disrupting enzymes are called PDE5. The most celebrated ED drugs like Viagra , Levitra or Cialis act as PDE5 inhibitors to enhance the level of nitric oxide in penis followed by rush of bloods in the penis to complete the process of erection.

These are all prescription drugs that can be taken orally or injected directly to the penis prior to intercourse. These drugs can also be taken as penile suppositories.

The doctors generally suggest the method of injection when the methods of oral drug as well as the suppositories fail to produce marked result. In such cases, injections of the drug into the erectile tissue of the penile shaft produce better results.

Mechanical Devices
Men with erectile dysfunction problems can also use a device called vacuum erectile device( VED). This device is based on the principle of hydraulics and help to manually create vacuum to help draw blood into it to promote an erection.

Hormonal support
In some cases, the ED occurs as a result of insufficient hormone production in the brain. This hormone deficiency is treated by testosterone supplements.

Thus there are a number of ways to overcome the challenge of erectile dysfunction. What treatment works best for you depends on what causes the dysfunction; so visit your doctor to determine the cause first.
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