Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

erectile dysfunction

An erectile dysfunction, or also known as impotence, is a condition where men are not able to maintain or develop an erection during sexual activity. It is a type of sexual dysfunction that affects men. This condition of erectile dysfunction has several consequences which affect psychological complications towards the person suffering it. These consequences include stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, as well as relationship problems. When you have problems with developing and maintaining an erection, it might also be a symptom of other health conditions that may need treatment. Unless your troubles with erection only happen every once in a while, erectile dysfunction is not something that should be taken lightly. It should be treated.


medicationsTaking medications is one of the ways of treating your erectile dysfunction. It is very important to consult with your doctor first before undergoing any medications and treatment. Visit your local doctor and ask for as much information as you can about this condition and consult on ways you can treat it efficiently and effectively.

Medications come in different forms.  There are also drugs that are inserted into the tip of the penis as well as injections into the penis. There are also vacuum devices that can improve the firmness to boost blood flow.


One of the main causes of erectile dysfunction is the psychological causes. The brain and the mind play a vital role in triggering or, in this case, the inability to trigger an erection. The causes include stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and other mental health conditions. If the psychological problems are what is triggering your erectile dysfunction, then you should seek help from a professional therapist to ease you from the causes.


surgerySurgery is probably the last resort when it comes to treating erectile dysfunction. When all else have failed, then surgery is the way to go. Your doctor will probably recommend surgery when other treatments do not work. There are two types of surgical operations to treat it. The first is placing an implant or a prosthesis in the penis to help in restoring the firmness. The second is a vascular reconstruction surgery, which helps to reduce the blood leakage or to improve the blood flow.

Alternative treatment

Another way to help treat your erectile dysfunction is with alternative treatment. Alternative treatments can include talk therapy, acupuncture, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, and making healthier choices. It is important to talk to your doctor before you start doing alternative treatment when you are considering of going with this route.…