Treatment Options For Erectile Dysfunction

erectile dysfunction treatment options

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common problem that can be successfully treated in most cases. The first step involves finding out about your treatment options.

These options are presented below. Then, you should address the options with your doctor to find the right option for you and/or your partner.

Another thing to remember is that erectile dysfunction can be a sign that you have heart problems, diabetes or other health problems.

So, if you think you may suffer from erectile dysfunction, it is very important to consult your doctor as soon as possible, so you can assess your condition and treat ED and other problems that you possibly have. (not trying to be an alarmist here). You can find a doctor online based on where you live.

Some Effective Treatment Options:

A change in lifestyle can make a big difference

The practice of physical exercise, losing weight, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol consumption can improve erectile dysfunction, but you should consult your doctor to find the best option for you.

Talk to your doctor and get on the pill

You can take tablets. Tablets known as PDE5 inhibitors are typically prescribed by physicians to treat erectile dysfunction. This type of drug works by increasing the blood flow to the penis, allowing you to achieve an erection when there is no sexual stimulation.

Depending the medicinal product concerned, it can be prescribed for use on demand or for everyday use.

If it is prescribed, the medication is typically taken between 30 minutes and one hour prior to intercourse. Their effectiveness can last from 4 hours (short-lived medication) and 36 hours (long term medication). If is prescribed for daily use, the drug is taken once a day, every day, regardless of the frequency of sexual activity.

Vacuum Pumps

This works by pulling blood to the penis, making it erect. The device is placed in the penis whenever you want to have sex. Typically it includes a cylinder (into which the penis is placed), a pump and an elastic ring placed around penis to help maintain the erection.

Direct Injections

Some drugs can be injected into the penis immediately before sexual activity to trigger an automatic erection.

Another type of therapy is provided in a small chip inserted directly into the urethra, and produces an erection after 8 to 10 minutes, and may last between 30 and 60 minutes. This is proven to be highly effective.


The deployment of devices, known as prostheses, can cause penile erection.

This procedure involves the surgical insertion of artificial rods or cylinders in the penis.

Other ways to restore the erection is the reconstruction of the arteries to increase blood flow to the penis, or blockage of the veins cause leakage of blood from the penile tissue. It can be a painful procedure.


(1) WEBMD Erectile Dysfunction Center –

(2) Dr. Weil Natural ED Cure –


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