There are several impotence treatment options that are available to men. Also thanks to an advance in medical science, treatments for ED / Erectile Dysfunction allow the majority of suffererd to be treated effectively.
Some impotence treatment options focus on the scientific or physical causes, but increasingly the socialogical and emotional causes of impotence / ED are being understood to a greater degree.
With upto 70% of UK males potentially having to deal with ED at some point later in their lives, simple and easy to follow advice has to be a positive step towards reducing the percentage of sufferers that have to resort to expensive drugs and impotence treatments.
Without wanting to swamp you with information on every treament out there, below we've provided eight diferent options that you have to help treat ED. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but shows you the options nicely :
- Sex and/or couple's therapy
This is a form of impotence treatment that is used when psychological factors in the man are believed to the main cause for erectile dysfunction. It is particularly useful to re-establish a sexual relationship that has broken down because of this disorder and it is often used in conjunction with other forms of impotence treatment.
- Vacuum constriction devices
This is another type of impotence treatment where the penis is inserted into a cylindrical pump operated by hand or batteries. The vacuum created draws blood into the penis and creates an erection. The pump is then removed and a tension band is slipped around the base of the penis to maintain the erection.
- Intracavernosal injection therapy
As a highly effective form of impotence treatment, this therapy involves the injection of a drug into the base of the penis shaft prior to sexual activity. This usually results in an erection within fifteen minutes after the injection.
- Transurethral therapy
A needle free form of medication is applied directly to the penis whereby a pellet is introduced into the urethra using a special applicator. The drug is absorbed and an erection will follow within five to ten minutes.
- Oral Medication
There are four licensed drugs for erectile dysfunction to be taken orally. All are effective and do not produce an erection unless the man is sexually stimulated.
- Hormone treatment
If the man has a lack of testosterone causing erectile dysfunction then this can be restored with a testosterone replacement, although only in a small number of cases is this the cause of the problem.
- Penile prosthesis
This is a splint surgically inserted into the penis. One type that is available is semi rigid allowing the penis to be bent down and away. The other is a hydraulic device linked to a detachable pump. Both damage the erectile tissue and should only be considered if other procedures have been tried.
- Surgical procedures
In a few cases surgery can be used to treat the abnormal flow of blood into the penis.
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