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Which Is the Best Impotence Treatment?

Posted by on Thursday, January 28, 2010, 4:07
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Impotence is the sex-related disease that has ended sex life of millions of men. Men are said to suffering with impotence, when they fail either to achieve the erection or sustain the erection during the sexual activity. There are various treatments available to overcome impotence, but which one to go for is always a question in the mind. Here is a comparison of all the available treatments of the impotence.

Name of
the Treatment
Side Effects
Success Rate
Vacuum Devices
Consists of a cylinder that is place over the penis, which pumps out the air out of the penis and allows the more amount of blood to flow into the penis.
Safe Method, Drug free, starts working immediately.
occasional pain/inability to ejaculate rare incidents of Priapism
Medicated Urethral System for Erection. (MUSE)
The drug Alprostadil is directly inserted in the penis through the opening.
Quick effective, Safe, Easy to carry.
Sometimes erection for more time than needed, mild pain, may damage the opening of the penis.
Herbal or Ayurvedic Medicines
These medications are generally taken orally or applied over the penis to get the best erections.
100% natural, no side effects, easy to use.
Very slow in working. Sometimes even months are required to see the good results. No quick results
Penile Injection Therapy
It includes the injecting the drugs in liquid form directly into the penis to overcome impotence.
Fast in effectiveness, erections for about 2 to 3 hours.
Occasional scarring, pain in penis, tenderness in penis and testicles, addiction property.
Allopathic Medicines (Oral Drugs)
These medicines are taken orally and works by improving the blood supply to the penis. The effect can be experienced for 4 to 36 hours depending upon which medication you have taken.
Guaranteed good erections, fast effectiveness, painless, non-invasive treatment, FDA approved, simple to take
Headache, blurred vision, or stomach upset, but all are temporary and observed only in 1% users.
Inflatable Implants
In this treatment, a pump in placed in scrotum, two cylinders are placed in penis, and a reservoir is placed in the cylinders to provide the best erections.
Quick to give erections for whatever time you need.
The most expensive treatment with the lots of risk involved. This treatment is not advisable. Penile function may damage permanently
Hormonal Therapy
Concentration of hormone testosterone is improved to cure impotence. But hormone therapy alone can not cure impotence. So, is used in combination with some other treatment of impotence
Easy treatment, no side effects
Very slow, no guarantee of the results.
Penile Implants
A device in inserted in the penis which helps to get the erection. A flexible rod that supports erection is inserted in the penis.
Starts working when required, erection lasts as long as required.
Sometimes it may damage the penile functioning by damage to penile muscles.
Vascular Reconstructive Surgery
Surgery is done to either reconstruct the arteries in the penis or to open up blocked veins which supply blood out of the penis.
Effective in the cases of physical damage to the penis
There are chances the arteries and veins may get more damage during the surgery and promote permanent impotence
Semirigid or Malleable Rod Implants
In this surgery, two semirigid or malleable rods are inserted in the penis with the help of surgery and this provides the proper hard erection
Fast effectiveness, good erections for about 2 to 3 hours.
Please do it only when no other options are left because may damage the other functions like urination and sperm count.

So, depending upon your need select the treatment for impotence, only after confirming with your family physician.