Type “natural ED cures” into your favorite search engine and you’ll pull up a bevy of herbs and natural remedies that supposedly help. But are they safe, and do they actually work?
Improvements in your lifestyle, such as a eating healthy diet, reducing alcohol intake, losing weight and increasing your exercise can dramatically improve erectile dysfunction. More specific treatment usually involves: weight loss and increased exercise (this may reduced the risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 70%) treatment of any hormone abnormality (testosterone treatment is only indicated if your testosterone levels are low and may be harmful if your the levels are normal); lifestyle modification (e.g. reduce stress, stop smoking, reduce alcohol consumption & stop illicit drugs); treatment of any anatomical abnormality if present (e.g. circumcision, frenuloplasty, penile straightening); psychological support if necessary. .
Similar to injections, we always give the first suppository in our office to make sure there are no problems and that you are comfortable doing this. Pros Cons No needle Mimics normal erection Discreet Gives best erection to glans (head of penis) Rare scarring or prolong erection (priapism) Pain in penis (30%) Expensive Less effective than injections (50%) Bleeding from urethra Hard to use if have tremor or poor vision or severe obesity Poor long-term satisfaction (less than 40%)
If you have an FSA or HSA debit card, it can be used to pay for one-time K Health visits or prescriptions you pick up in-person at the pharmacy. You can't use your FSA or HSA debit card for any recurring payments, which includes a K Health membership or an ED treatment plan. How do you determine which medication to prescribe me?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a sex hormone precursor (something needed to make hormones like testosterone) released by the testes and adrenal glands. Like testosterone, DHEA production in men peaks around age 30 before it starts declining. In addition to boosting testosterone levels, DHEA also increases nitric oxide in the bloodstream. A large study involving 17 hormones given to men over 55 concluded that only DHEA increased sexual performance in subjects with erectile dysfunction.8
Even if you’re wary of trying a full-blown male sex toy, don’t be intimidated by small devices that are specifically designed to prevent erectile dysfunction. There are erection rings - little plastic devices that fit snugly at the base of the penis - that help men stay firm. You can’t keep them on for long, but they may be worth trying.
For these men, an over-the-counter device, such as a penile pump, could be a better option. Additionally, these pumps can also offer great relief to men in whom Viagra has stopped working.
If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction or if one treatment option just isn’t working well for you, talk to our providers at Low T Center. Our goal is to provide quality health care for men. We offer diagnosis and treatment for many common health conditions, including erectile dysfunction. Getting treatment is simple, affordable, and convenient at our locations across the nation. Start living your best life and make an appointment at a clinic near you to address your health.
Based on animal data, VIAGRA is not predicted to increase the risk of adverse developmental outcomes in humans.
But erectile dysfunction is also caused by mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and trouble with relationships. That’s why visiting a medical doctor for erectile dysfunction treatment is so valuable.
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If you use sildenafil, tadalfil, or vardenafil and get chest pains, be sure to tell the paramedics, nurses or doctors at the hospital that you use it and when you used it last.
Insertion of a penile prosthesis (implant) (pictured) is an end stage solution when all other treatment options have failed. It involves a surgical procedure through a small incision in the junction between the penis and scrotum. Patients go home the following day if the procedure is uncomplicated, and the prosthesis can be used for sexual intercourse at 6 weeks following the operation. Complication rates are low in centres that conduct the surgery in large numbers. The risk of infection is <2% and over 85% of the devices are still functioning at 10 years.
In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Viagra (sildenafil) for prescription use in men with erectile dysfunction (or impotence). The medication was originally developed and studied as an anti-hypertensive drug to treat high blood pressure as well as a type of cardiovascular (affecting the heart and blood vessels) disease called angina pectoris. While that effort failed, chemists at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer found that the drug was capable of inducing penile erections within 30 to 60 minutes of use.
For the study, data was collected from more than 800 randomly selected Australian men, 35 to 80 years old at the beginning of the study, with follow-up five years later. Sexual desire was assessed using a standard questionnaire that addressed interest in engaging with another person in sexual activity, interest in engaging in sexual behavior by oneself, and no interest in sexual intimacy.
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