Treatment of erectile dysfunction in 2022

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There are many treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED). They range from the use of drugs and simple mechanical devices to surgical methods of treatment and psychological counseling. Identification of the cause and severity of your condition play a decisive role in choosing the tactics treatment of ED.

Medications for the treatment of ED

There are the following drugs for the treatment of impotence:

  • Sildenafil (Viagra);
  • Tadalafil (Cialis);
  • Vardenafil (Levitra);

In general, all three drugs work the same way. All three drugs belong to the group of phosphodiesterase inhibitors, enhance the effect of nitric oxide, a substance that promotes relaxation of the muscles of the penis. This leads to an increase in blood flow and contributes to the natural occurrence of an erection in response to sexual stimulation.

These drugs do not cause an involuntary erection. Instead, they facilitate the occurrence of an erection in response to psychological or direct stimulation. Many men note an improvement in erectile function after taking these drugs.

These drugs have many common features, but they still differ in their properties. They may differ in dose, duration of action and possible side effects. Other features, for example, which type of men is more suitable for any particular drug, have not been fully identified. Studies directly comparing all these drugs with each other have not been conducted.

Who is not suitable for these drugs for the treatment of ED

Despite the fact that these drugs can help many men in the treatment of ED, in some cases they are contraindicated. You can not use these drugs to treat impotence in the following cases if:

  • You are taking medications for the treatment of coronary heart disease, for example, nitroglycerin, isosorbide mononitrate, isosorbide dinitrate.
  • You are taking anticoagulants, blood thinning medications.
  • You are using some alpha blockers due to prostate adenoma or high blood pressure.

Viagra, Levitra or Cialis are also not suitable for you to treat ED if:

  • You have severe heart disease or heart failure;
  • Have you had a stroke;
  • You have low blood pressure (hypotension);
  • You have uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension);
  • You have diabetes and you do not maintain insulin levels with medications;

It should not be expected that these drugs will restore an erection immediately.

It is necessary to find out the appropriate dose of the drug for the treatment of impotence. The dosage or the time of taking medications may require some adjustment.

Before you start using Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, consult with your doctor on the following issues:

  • Probable positive and side effects from the use of these drugs.
  • Any serious illnesses you have now or have had in the past.
  • Any medications (including herbal ones) that you take.

Prostaglandin E (alprostadil) in the treatment of erectile dysfunction

There are 2 types of treatment using the drug alprostadil. Alprostadil is a synthetic hormone that promotes relaxation of the muscle tissues of the penis, which contributes to the appearance of an erection. There are two ways to use alprostadil:

Injections through a special needle. In this method of ED treatment, alprostadil (Caverject, Edex) is injected into the base of the penis from both sides using a special thin needle. This should cause an erection after 5 to 20 minutes for about one hour. Since the drug is injected directly into the cavernous bodies of the penis, which are filled with blood during erection, it is applicable in the treatment of ED in most men. Also because the needle used to inject alprostadil is so thin that the pain from the puncture is practically not felt. Possible side effects include possible bleeding from the puncture site, priapism, and the formation of fibrous tissue at the injection site. The drug is very expensive. However, its use in combination with other drugs, for example, papaverine or phentolamine, can reduce the cost of treatment and increase its effectiveness.

Self-regulated intraurethral therapy. In this type of treatment of erectile dysfunction, a special suppository the size of half a grain of rice is used, injected through the external opening of the urethra. This suppository, injected approximately 5 centimeters into the urethra, is adsorbed by local tissues and causes an erection. Despite the fact that needles are not used in this case, you may find this method painful and unpleasant. Side effects: soreness, slight bleeding from the urethra, dizziness, formation of fibrous tissue.

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Psychological counseling and sex therapy in the treatment of ED

If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and this affects erectile function, your doctor may suggest that you visit a psychotherapist or a sex therapist. Even if the cause of impotence is not psychological, problems in sexual life can create tension in personal relationships. Psychotherapy can help you, especially if your partner also takes part in it.

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