https://theonlinemedicine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/newgreenlogo.png 0 0 John https://theonlinemedicine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/newgreenlogo.png John2019-04-24 05:29:352019-09-12 06:44:56Causes of Erectile Dysfunction and How this can be Treated.
A man can experience ED for a number of reasons. Men of all ages can experience the condition. While people associate getting older with ED, this does not have to be the case.
Certain conditions that affect blood flow can cause ED, including:
- High blood pressure
- History of alcohol and tobacco use
- History of brain or spinal cord injuries
- History of radiation to the testicles
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Bladder or prostate surgery
Taking certain medications is also associated with ED. These include antidepressants, blood pressure-lowering medicines, and medications for pain.
In addition, mental health disorders, anxiety, or a dysfunctional relationship with a partner can all contribute to ED in men.
ED is a common and often treatable condition affecting men. Although doctors have not conducted specific research studies related to how dehydration specifically affects ED, there are other studies and literature that can establish a link.
However, dehydration is usually a temporary condition and not typically the sole contributor to long-term ED. If a man is consistently having trouble getting or maintaining an erection, he should talk to his doctor for a diagnosis.
Treatment of ED will depend on the cause and there is a range of good treatment options. These are the same for men with diabetes and men who have ED from other causes.
Doctors can switch any prescription medications that may contribute to ED.
The most common treatment is with oral tablets. These have been shown to work well in many men with diabetes, restoring sexual function. Certain drugs called PDE-5 inhibitors are used to treat ED.
The four most commonly prescribed are:
These drugs cause an erection by increasing blood flow to the penis. They require sexual stimulation to be effective. They should be taken 30-60 minutes before sexual intercourse.
There are several other forms of treatment for ED. These include:
- Hormone therapy: Testosterone replacement therapy is recommended for men with ED who show low levels of testosterone.
- Penile injection therapy: Injection of alprostadil (Caverject) directly into the penis before intercourse has been approved for men who do not respond to oral drug therapy. This hormone injection increases the blood supply to the penis to produce an erection.
- Vacuum pump therapy: A plastic tube connected to a pump is placed over the penis. The pump empties the air out of the tube and this causes blood to be drawn into the penis. A ring is then placed on the base of the penis to maintain the erection during intercourse.
- Penile prosthesis: This is only considered when all other treatment options have failed as it requires major surgery. An inflatable rod is implanted into the penis to make it erect for intercourse.
- Psychological support: If Erectile dysfunction is caused by psychological conditions, such as anxiety or depression, the patient may benefit from counseling.
A well-balanced diet, exercise, and good stress management have been shown to be equally important in treating diabetes.