Erectile dysfunction is caused by a reduction of blood that is supplied to the penis. This causes the man to be unable to achieve and maintain an erection that is sufficient for a sexual activity. The factors that can cause one to have erectile dysfunction include physiological factors, mental factors and psychological factors. The psychological factors that can cause erectile dysfunction include stress, job insecurity, performance anxiety and depression, marital and family issues. Some of the medicines that are taken for the treatment of conditions may also cause erectile dysfunction. These conditions include hypertension, depression, diabetes, ulcers and fungal infections.
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The factors that can cause erectile dysfunction include stress, anxiety, depression, marriage and family issues. These factors interfere with the level of hormones in the body and this may cause erectile dysfunction. This is because these factors may also increase worry in the patient such that they are not able to relax and achieve an erection. It is important to deal with this factors that may be causing psychological trauma. It is advisable to see a counselor that will help one to be able to address these issues. This will enable them to relax and be able to achieve and maintain an erection.
Studies have shown that exercises that help to tone the muscles that are located at the pelvic floor can help in the cure of erectile dysfunction. Kegel exercises can be done and this helps to strengthen a muscle called bulbocavernosus muscle. This muscle is filled with blood during erection. This makes one to be able to ejaculate. When these muscles are strengthened, one is able to achieve an erection and maintain it.
There are different medications that can be taken in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This includes tadalafil, vardenafil and sildenafil. The patient who suffers from erectile dysfunction is advised to take these drugs before a sexual activity takes place. This drugs act by relaxing the muscles that are located in the penis. This allows more blood to flow in the penis and this makes one to be able to achieve an erection and be able to maintain it. Studies have shown that these drugs are 80% effective and the patients who use them have shown an improvement in the sexual activity. However, it is advisable for the patients who have cardiac conditions and are taking nitrite drugs to consult with their doctor before taking them.
Testosterone is a male hormone that increases the sexual drive and libido in men. When the level of testosterone is low in the body, the patient can suffer from erectile dysfunction. Testosterone supplement can be given to boost the level in the body. This can be given in form of injection that is given in the muscles. The injection is usually given after every 2-3 weeks and this helps to treat erectile dysfunction. The hormone can also be given in form of a patch that can be changed daily. This is placed on top of the skin and it is absorbed through the skin.
A vacuum pump is an external device that helps in the treatment of erectile dysfunction by enabling the man to be able to achieve an erection. The pump is made up of a plastic cylinder that is clear and this is placed on the shaft of the penis. The other end of the cylinder is made up of a pump that helps to create a negative pressure inside the cylinder. The pump can be operated manually or it can be operated using a battery. The negative pressure causes more blood to flow into the penis and this helps the man to be able to achieve an erection and take part in a sexual activity.
These drugs are injected directly in the patient’s penis and they help one to be able to achieve an erection. This drugs act by increasing the dilation of the blood vessels in the penis and this helps in erection. Several drugs in the market are being used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This includes CaverjectTM that is currently the most common used drug. This injection is given on one side of the penis. The drug acts by dilating the arteries that are found in the penis and this causes more blood to flow to the penis. The patient is able to achieve an erection after 5-15 minutes and this may last up to half an hour or until the man gets an orgasm.
There are several ways for treating erectile dysfunction without having surgical procedure. This includes hormonal replacement, injection therapy, external vacuum devices, exercises, oral medications and psychological counseling. These modes of treatment help to increase the flow of blood to the sexual organs. This will in turn make the patient be able to achieve an erection and maintain it and be able to engage in a sexual activity.