Erectile dysfunction is a penis disorder in which the penis loses its capability to erect when stimulated. It may be due to various reasons. Most of the time then is due to some other disorders in the body.
There are two types of ED-
This ED disorder is generally by birth or due to some mishappening in childhood. There could be a huge injury or accident due to which the penal tissues lose their erection power completely. It is also called impotence. It is a very rare occurrence.
This type of ED is called secondary because it crops up as a result of some other diseases in our body. Some of the diseases that may trigger ED are-
- cardiac diseases
- nerve-related diseases
- high cholesterol
- It can also be caused due to psychological disorders like
- taking up too much stress
This type of ED is more common.
But thankfully for men, those who are suffering from ED can be treated. It does not mean that you cannot enjoy your sexual life anymore. With the advancement of technology, there are various types of treatment available. Most of them are effective in checking ED and with long term ED, you may even get better.
So what are the various treatments that can cure ED?
1. Penile surgeries for treatment of erectile dysfunction
It is almost guaranteed that this method will work effectively and with immediate effect. There are various options for men when it comes o having surgeries.
- Insertion of implants into the penis
Penile implants are a good way to treat erectile dysfunction. But before treatment, it is always recommended that you try out the non-surgical procedures. Two types of penile implants are inserted-
I.I Semirigid malleable implants
Here two similar malleable metal rods are inserted into the penis. For achieving erection you need to adjust the penis position. It gives enough rigidity to the penis for harder erections.
I.II Inflatable implants
There are three parts to an inflatable implant- two inflatable cylinders that are inserted into the penis, a pump is inserted into the scrotum, and a reservoir containing fluid.
When you manually press the scrotum the fluid from the reservoir in the lower abdomen fills the two cylinders. This causes an erection. There are two types of inflatable implants-
- Fully inflatable implants
- Self-contained inflatable implants
2. Artery reconstruction surgery
In this type of surgery, the arteries in the penis are reconstructed and aligned in such a way so that the blood flow to the penis increases. There is an alternative surgery as well where the veins that flow blood out of the penis are blocked.
- Medicinal treatments
There are various medicines available in the market. Drugs like Viagra and Cialis are highly effective in checking the ED. It is the most widely used preferred mode of treatment for ED. It is because medicines are a cheaper alternative. Generally, medical treatment is good enough to check your ED.
Medicine intake increases the blood flow temporarily to the penis. During this time the penis is sensitive to touches and thus it helps to get an erection easily on stimulation. Most of the medicines available in the market work in the same way.
How do medicines work?
All the medicines available in the market are known as PDE-5 inhibitors. Once active they inhibit the PDE-5 hormones in the body. This helps in the formation of cGMP another hormone that is generally blocked by the PDE-5 hormones.
This cGMP activates nitric oxide which is present in the penis region. The nitric oxide acts as a vasodilator and increases the blood flow to the penis. This is how erections are caused.
How to buy medicines?
You can buy medicines from online stores or the offline medicine shops in your locality. The majority of the medicines are FDA approved so you can use them anywhere.
Advantages of buying medicines online-
It is easy to purchase and you can order medicines from home
You get full assurance of buying the best quality medicines
You get attractive discounts on your purchases.
3. Doing exercises and yoga
This is a good way to keep your ED in check. You can do this with any other sort of treatment as well. According to ayurvedic science doing yoga can even cure ED but it is not scientifically proved yet.
Here some of the exercises you can try out-
- Activating pelvic floor exercises
- Sitting pelvic exercises
- Knee fallouts
- Supine foot raises
- Pelvic curls
- Running or jogging
Some yoga exercises that help to keep ED in check are-
To get references you can see demo videos on YouTube.
4. Herbal treatment for ED
Many herbs have pieces of evidence that it had improved erections. Consult an ayurvedic doctor before resorting to such treatment because it may have side effects. Here are some of the herbs that are good for improving men’s sexual function-
It is an artificial supplement that is similar to testosterone and some other hormones to improve sexual behavior in men.
- Horny goat weed
It is a Chinese herb that helps to improve the overall sexual patterns in a man including ED.
Ginkgo biloba is a medicinal herb with many advantages. Even today it is used in manufacturing various ayurvedic medicines. It helps to reduce anxiety and increases blood flow to all parts of the body.
It is a compound that was first isolated from an animal horn. It contains amino acids that increase the nitric oxide in our body.
- Red ginseng
It is a Korean herb that has also used for treating erectile dysfunction. It improves blood flow and also increases nitric oxide in our body.
It is a supplement that is made from the bark of an African tree. Before the era of medicines for ED, it was widely used for treating ED.
So here we have listed the treatment methods for ED. When you experience difficulty in erections first consult your doctor. Then discuss the ways of treatment and find out which one is the best for you.