There is the following methods of erectile dysfunction treatment:
- medication therapy;
- intracavernous injections of vasoactive drugs;
- intraurethral therapy;
- vacuum-constrictive therapy;
- surgical treatment;
- psychotherapeutic methods.
Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy will tell you all the details about each ED treatment method.
More recently, the main drug used to treat erectile dsyfuncrion, was Yohimbin. The effectiveness of its application does not exceed 10 percent. The need for long-term use of the drug (up to a year) and low effectiveness of treatment, a large number of adverse reactions make this method of ED treatment unacceptable.
Currently, drugs Viagra (Sildenafil), Levitra (Vardenafil) and Cialis (Tadalafil) are successfully used to fight against erectile dysfunction. The effectiveness of drugs is unquestionable, but they can cause a lot of side effects.
Modern preparations (so-called sexual doping), used in clinical practice, allow to achieve higher treatment efficiency, which reaches 70-80%.These Viagra, Cialis or Levitra pills are characterized by side effects presence, such as:
- minor headache;
- sudden face and neck redness;
- nasal cavity hyperemia;
- changes in color perception and visual acuity.
Method of Intracavernous Injections of Vasoactive Drugs
The essence of this method is vasoactive drugs microinjection directly into penis before sexual intercourse. The method of vasoactive drugs intracavernous injections has become the most widespread and most effective among conservative methods of erectile dysfunction treatment. For treatment, prostaglandin alprostadil is used, both in the form of monotherapy, and in various combinations.
Drugs combination is used to reduce the side effects of each of them by reducing the concentration. The complex program approach to appointment of intracavernous therapy makes it possible to apply this method effective and safe.
Intraurethral Therapy for Male Erectile Dysfunction
For intraurethral applications, various drugs are used, such as alprostadil. From the urethra, the drug is absorbed and enters cavernous bodies with blood flow, where reactions that cause an erection occur. This method is similar to the previous one, but allows to exclude injection into penis.
Currently, this therapy is not widely used because of the high cost of drugs and adverse reactions (burning sensation in the urethra), as well as the need for mandatory condom use.
The essence of this method is to create a negative pressure in penile cavernous bodies with the help of a vacuum cylinder and a pump, which causes blood flow and an erection held by applying a special compressive ring at penile base, limiting the venous outflow. Thus, it becomes possible to perform sexual intercourse, which lasts no more than 30 minutes.
The effectiveness of this method is 40-50%. The drawbacks include practical use of the device (it is impossible to hide from the partner, etc.), painful ejaculation, caused by constricting ring, hemorrhages on penis, feeling of numbness of penis.
Surgical Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Surgical intervention in recent years is used increasingly rare because of high effectiveness of drug therapy. Surgical methods are used in extreme cases, when conservative treatment does not give desired results and for certain indications.
Operative treatment of penile venous insufficiency is performed in case of lesion of the veno-blocking mechanism of the penis. Despite the great age of this method, its effectiveness is about 50%. However, even with relatively low results, venous surgery of the penis is still used in clinical practice, as additional to other methods previously described, which allows achieving high results.
Surgical treatment is indicated in the case of insufficient arterial blood flow into penis. Arterial microvascular shunting is performed, effectiveness of which varies from 30 to 50%. This operation shows high efficiency only in young patients.
Penile prosthesis is currently the main method of restoring penile rigidity. Implantation of prostheses is final stage in erectile dsyfunction treatment, when all previous methods of treatment failed.
Psychotherapeutic ED Treatment Methods
In issue of treating ED treatment method, scientific medical advice sounds in unison to some of the heads of Kamasutra. The main role is given to three-level technique of focusing sensuality. This technique advises during sexual intercourse to pay more attention to partner’s satisfaction.
- At the first stage, partners deliver mutual pleasure without contact with sexual organs.
- At the second stage, partners touch partner’s genitals and erogenous zones, but do not have sexual intercourse.
- And only at the third stage there is sexual intercourse.