The symptoms of erectile dysfunction symptoms might include:
- Problems in having an erection
- Problems in sustaining an erection
- Decreased sexual appetite
Male erectile dysfunction may be caused by a combination of physical and psychological problems which include:
The risk factors associated with erectile dysfunction include:
The doctor confirms the presence of the disease by detecting the underlying cause which may be psychological or physical. The doctor conducts the following tests during diagnosis:...
The doctor confirms the presence of the disease by detecting the underlying cause which may be psychological or physical. The doctor conducts the following tests during diagnosis:
Oral medications like Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Vardenafil and Avanafil help in relaxing the muscles in the penis which increases blood flow and allows the patient to develop an erection upon sexual stimulation. However, these medications cause side effects and should be consumed only after consultation.
Vacuum erection devices consist of a hollow tube with a hand-powered or battery-powered pump. The tube is placed over the penis and the pump is used to create a vacuum that helps in getting an erection.
Surgical penile implants involve placing inflatable and malleable rods along the sides the penis. These malleable rods keep the penis firm but bendable. The surgical implants allow the patient to control the duration of an erection.
Researchers suggest that moderate to strenuous exercise can improve erectile dysfunction. However, the benefits may vary from person to person.
If the condition is being caused by stress, anxiety or depression or is creating problems in the patient’s relationship, the doctor might suggest psychological counseling.
One should consult a doctor if one experiences premature or delayed ejaculation, has diabetes, heart disease or any other chronic health conditions that might be associated with erectile dysfunction.