“There is increasing evidence that we can reverse erectile dysfunction with lifestyle changes,” says Dr. Drogo K. Montague, director of the Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
Yes, they do. Doctors view the penis pump—or “vacuum constriction device,” as it’s called in the business—as a reasonable, low-cost treatment for erectile dysfunction. A report from the American Urological Association says that constriction devices might be useful in cases where PDE5-inhibitor drugs like Viagra are ineffective. Still, most men (or couples) don’t like using the penis pump: The report concludes that “low patient acceptability limits the application or use of this therapy.”
Psychological treatments are recommended when the cause of the dysfunction has emotional or psychological components. For example, a history of sexual abuse or other traumatic sexual experience may be helped by treatment by a psychologist.
These treatments usually explore the patients’ histories and might involve applying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy...
Reitano founded Roman after dealing with ED himself, which turned out to be the first sign of an underlying heart condition he had, and later, a side effect of a medication he took for his heart.
Researchers found the cause of the dysfunction in many participants was a result of physical and lifestyle factors, such as obesity, advancing age, poor sleep and a high alcohol intake.
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Penis pumps are an accepted form of ED treatment, but they aren’t for everyone. Their use can be awkward and the results less-than natural. While they can be effective, that doesn’t automatically mean a pump is the right solution for your lifestyle.
Using a penis pump requires you to manually apply the device just before sex — if you’re in a long-term relationship with an empathetic partner, this may be fine.
But for many men who crave spontaneity, this inconvenience could make it a last resort option.
Apart from medication, there are other forms of therapy for ED such as Injection of muscle relaxing drugs into the penis, the use of Penile Ring which can compress the penile veins for more turgidity as well as Vacuum Pumps which helps to effect penile erection. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate one for you.
Known as shockwave therapy, the method was first tested in 2010, and additional research on the subject has since caused quite a buzz the scientific community.
Most often, men are prescribed an oral medication such as 'the blue pill' or one of its closely related alternatives. But treating ED doesn't have to begin and end with oral medications.
A penis pump will not cure your erectile dysfunction, but it may sufficiently give you an erection, especially in conjunction with other treatment options.
Potential treatments...include oral medication/injected medication, shock wave therapy, penis pumps, psychological counseling and exercise...
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You can work with a health care professional to treat an underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction (ED). Choosing an ED treatment is a personal decision. However, you also may benefit from talking with your partner about which treatment is best for you as a couple.