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Treating Impotence

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Men always tries to prove their supremacy. Weather it’s through sports, war, or just simple thumb wrestling, any man is honor-bound to show his manhood. Whatever the case, a male’s proof of manhood is directly proportional to his self-esteem. For man nothing drains self-esteem faster than the words “erectile dysfunction.” There are a lot of euphemisms that have been made to refer to erectile dysfunction. Phrases such as “having a whiskey dick” or “the flag not rising to the pole” are all veiled attempts to soften the impact this condition has on the male psyche. A perfect situation to describe Erectile Dysfunction:

“When the night is young and the lady is ready, but the penis refuses to work as it should be,” this is Erectile Dysfunction.

In this case what do you do? If you’re trying to come up with a solution on your own, then you are most likely thinking of self-medication. The market is full of all sorts of artificial and natural pills that claim to make erectile dysfunction history. However, if you are really interested in making erectile dysfunction go away, then you would be better served by taking a second look at your dietary habits and lifestyle choices instead of reaching out for a bottle of pills. Long-term alcohol and smoking, frequent use of recreational drugs, obesity and lack of regular physical activity are the most likely culprits and it’s here that you should start making some changes.

Treating ED

In this article we will first discuss non-chemical actions that may help cure erectile dysfunction, followed by a section dedicated to possible medical treatments for erectile dysfunction and other male sexual dysfunctions.

Non-Chemical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

  1. Ask your doctor about the current medications you are taking. Your first step in curing yourself of an erectile dysfunction should be to ask your doctor and be as upfront about the problem as possible.
  2. A study has recently concluded that of the 12 most common medications being prescribed today, eight have “impotence” as their side effects. The most common impotence problems being reported include conditions that use SSRI, a very common anti-depressant drug, as the medicine.
  3. Quit smoking. Smoking lowers the nitric oxide in your body. As mentioned earlier, nitric oxide is the chemical in your body responsible for making the muscles of your penis relax, allowing blood to freely come in. Studies have shown that smokers have lower levels of nitric oxide in their body.
  4. Exercise. In a study about erectile dysfunctions in obese men, it has been found out that increased physical activity like aerobics or exercise cured 31% of erectile dysfunction problems. Keep in mind that exercise is also coupled with a good diet. The combination is a good way to increase your sexual potency.
  5. Keep your stress level to a minimum. Stress and anxiety can make you lose focus on things. It is not uncommon that a man, stressed and worn out from work at the end of the day, usually does not have any drive left for anything else. Stress cuts off your libido, as you are more focused on the stressor instead of anything that is erotically stimulating. Stress also increases your irritability, sapping away your sexual mood instead.
  6. Consider surgery. There are surgical procedures that can help fix your erectile dysfunction. Vascular surgery, for example, is used to treat blocked blood flow to the pelvic area, specifically the penis, due to an injury. Penile implants involves placing a device in your penis that allows you to get an erection for as long as you want. The device is inflatable and there are semi-rigid rods to keep your penis in a rigid state.

Medical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

There are several forms of male sexual dysfunction therapies. These include anything from drugs like Generic Viagra , Kamagra , Levitra and Cialis to injections of drugs into the penis to vacuum-style penis pumps to penis prosthetics. All of these are considered medical erectile dysfunction therapies.

  1. Oral: Back in the 1990s, a blue pill called Viagra was introduced successfully to the market. It was aimed to help men with problems maintaining their erection. Since then, there have been a couple of other medications that have been used to treat erectile dysfunction. Known chemically as phosphodiesterase inhibitors, medications like Cialis and Levitra are all orally taken to help fix the problem.
  2. Applied:A drug called Alprostadil is also used to treat erectile dysfunction. A synthetic version of the hormone that helps relax the penis muscle stissue, alprostadil can be applied two ways. One is through needle-injection therapy, by which a fine needle is used to inject the medication into the side or the base of your penis. Since the injection goes directly to the corpus cavernosum, this type of treatment is very effective for most men. It is, however, prohibitively expensive and there could be side effects like bleeding or prolonged erection.
  3. Use mechanical applications. Penis pumps are hollow tubes with a hand or battery-powered pump that is placed over the penis and used to suck out the air. The resulting vacuum pulls blood into the penis; once erection is achieved, a tension ring is slipped at the base of your penis to maintain it.

There are two classes of drugs that are used to treat Ejaculatory Dysfunctions in men, and those are SSRIs and (clomipramine). SSRIs tend to delay or retard orgasm, making them useful for treatment of ejaculatory dysfunctions. For Psychogenic or Hormonal Sexual Dysfunction, medical science doesn’t have much to offer. Two controversial therapies include Yohimbine, whose efficacy is based solely on what we call the placebo effect, and androgen therapy, which is the injection or topical application of the male hormone testosterone. The injection of testosterone is nothing new, and is more commonly referred to as “steroid use.” Erectile dysfunction is an embarrassing condition, but the fact that it is treatable makes it that much tolerable. As long as you keep an active and healthy lifestyle, you should have a strong and long sexually active life ahead of you.

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