Erectile Dysfunction Options
If you are considering treatment for erectile dysfunction, you may be a little overwhelmed at all of the different options available. There’s a lot to consider, from natural ED cures to ED surgery to medication for ED. This post breaks down some of the more common or popular treatments so that you can make an informed decision.
There are several prescription medications on the market that can help with erectile dysfunction. They work by improving the blood flow to the penis. Brand names include Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra. However, some men report unpleasant side effects. They can also interact with other medications you may be taking and pose a health risk.
Some men opt for surgery to help them with their ED. Penile implants are fully contained within the body and must be inserted by a surgeon. The implant itself is comprised of a small pump and one to three inflatable tubes. Once the pump is activated, the tubes inflate, and the result is an erection that lasts as long as the patients wants it to.
Some patients opt for medication administered via a needle that is injected at the side or base of the penis. This medication increases blood flow to the penis which creates an erection. As with any medication, there can be side effects, and the injections can be painful for some patients.
Acoustic Wave Therapy
This non-invasive, drug free, surgery free treatment for erectile dysfunction is quickly gaining traction and becoming a preferred treatment for many men. In fact, 80% of men who received Acoustic Wave Therapy to treat their ED experienced a reversal of their condition to the point that they were able to stop taking ED medication. The treatment itself is painless. It uses pulsating acoustical sound waves to open the blood vessels that feed into the penis and stimulate nerve endings for increased sensitivity. No medicine, no shots, no surgery.