ED (Erectile Dysfunction)
Erectile dysfunction (ED), as the name suggests, is a medical condition that causes an inability to achieve or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual performance. The condition primarily affects men over the age of 40, and the prevalence of ED raises with age. Excessive medication, chronic illness, poor blood flow to the pelvic region, and unhealthy habits such as excessive alcohol consumption or smoking are some of the most common causes of the condition. For Erectile Dysfunction treatment in Vadodara call now 72279 82345
- Trouble getting an erection
- Having difficulty maintaining an erection for an extended period of time
- Sex drive has been reduced.
Types of Erectile Dysfunction
Organic impotence is the inability to obtain an erection firm enough for vaginal penetration or to maintain the erection until the end of intercourse.
The cause could be vascular, neurogenic, secondary to chronic disease, and iatrogenic, or hormonal.
Non-organic or psychogenic impotence: This type of impotence is caused by anxiety, guilt, depression, or conflict over various sexual issues. In simpler terms, caused by an underlying psychological issue.
- Blood test A blood test may help your doctor in the detection of diabetes, heart disease, low testosterone, or other issues such as liver or kidney disease.
- Urine examination A urine test can look for diabetes markers.
- Doppler/ultrasound examination This test can let your doctor see if you have problems with penile blood flow.
- Psychological evaluation Your doctor may perform a mental health screening to see if you have depression or another mental health disorder that could be causing your ED symptoms.
These drugs inhibit the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), which maintains a high level of cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate) and promotes erections.
These are an alternative to oral medications and are injected directly into the penile corpora (at the lateral base of the penis). Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), which stimulates cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) to induce smooth muscle relaxation and promote erections, is the most commonly injected medication. It may be preferable in some patients where oral medications are contraindicated or nerves that stimulate erections are damaged.
Patients who prefer not to take oral or injectable medications prefer these medications. Although intraurethral suppositories improve erectile function, they are less effective than ICIs.
4. Vacuum-assisted erection devices (VED)
It is a device that is placed over the penis and pumped to create a vacuum that draws blood into the penis, causing engorgement and erection. Patients with a lot of lower abdominal fat and a buried penis may find it difficult to use the device.
5. Penile implants (or prosthesis)
It is a surgically implanted device that comes in inflatable (two- or three-piece) and malleable versions (with two rigid cylinders that are implanted within the penile corpora). This device is rigid and can only be positioned to allow for intercourse. These are usually recommended for people who fail to respond to less-invasive ED treatments, but in some cases are also considered to be the first-line therapy.
6. Psychological counseling
It is also a recommended treatment strategy for men suffering from psychogenic ED. The reason for this is that the majority of patients exhibit symptoms of depression and anxiety related to sexual performance. This increases a man’s focus on the firmness of his erection, leading to self-consciousness and cognitive distractions that interfere with arousal and contribute to poor performance. In such cases, seeking help from a psychiatrist or a sex counsellor can be extremely beneficial.