An occasional loss of erection is no doubt a matter of concern for a man, but the real problem occurs when the erections are lost constantly. It is necessary to see a specialist who can diagnose the presence of erectile dysfunction and its causes.
A doctor specializing in impotence treatment or simply a physician can recommend diagnostic methods and proper treatment of the underlying causes and the actual problem with erections.
Sometimes it is important to consult an urologist. This specialist can treat all forms of ED severity and find the right treatment method for each individual.
Various treatment options are available today for the management of impotence. Prior to the treatment plan, a doctor adjusts the treatment for the underlying causes of impotence such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension and other common reasons. Besides, specialists usually recommend getting rid of bad habits such as smoking cigarettes, using illegal drugs, eating unhealthy foods, limiting the amounts of alcohol. All these factors can impair erectile function and deteriorate the actual symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Oral medicines for the treatment of erectile dysfunction are mostly prescribed for men with mild to severe forms of impotence. The most popular medicines are Cialis, Levitra or Viagra.
Depending on the cause and severity of impotence and other health related conditions, a patient may have particular treatment options.
A physician or urologist can explain the risks and benefits of each treatment and will consider the needs of a patient. The needs of a patient might play a role in the treatment choice.
Some special medications for erectile dysfunction may be:
Alprostadil self-injection directly into the penis with a fine needle can be used. The injections are available under the brand name of Caverject Impulse, Edex. Other medicines from the same drug class can also be injected.
The injection is specially dosed to create a one-hour lasting erection.
Alprostadil urethral suppository is the other option which is inserted into the penile urethra. Alprostadil intraurethral is available in the form of the medicine called Muse suppositories. The erections achieved with the help of suppositories last from half an hour to an hour.
Testosterone replacement therapy is adjusted for some men who experience deficiency of natural male hormone testosterone.
Penis pumps, surgery and implants are recommended when the medicines and injections do not work. These treatments demand special knowledge from men and are risk involving.
Oral medications are the most successful erectile dysfunction treatment for the majority of men. Before applying any option, it is necessary to learn about the treatment methods, their benefits and risks.
Only a doctor can consider the particular situation of each individual to determine which treatment might work best.