How to Treat Erectile Dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to the inability to achieve or sustain an erection firm enough for sex. Occasional erectile dysfunction is not worth worrying. However, if it’s an ongoing issue, it may suggest some health conditions. Generally, it can be a result of medications, chronic illness, alcohol or tiredness. Depending on the cause, doctors may recommend these treatments:
  • Medications (oral): sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil, avanafil etc.

These medications do not cause excitement. Instead, they help increase the effect of something already in the body (nitric oxide) to get an erection.

  • Medications (injected): alprostadil, testosterone replacement etc.
  • Penis pumps.

The penis pumps help pull blood into the penis to get an erection.

  • Penile implants: surgically placing devices into both sides of the penis.
  • Other methods, like exercise and psychological counseling, help too.
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