Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It’s also sometimes referred to as impotence.
Occasional ED isn’t uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. Frequent ED can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a professional.

Not all male sexual problems are caused by ED. Other types of male sexual dysfunction include:

  • premature ejaculation
  • delayed or absent ejaculation
  • lack of interest in sex

Symptoms

You may have erectile dysfunction if you regularly have:

  • trouble getting an erection
  • difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activities
  • reduced interest in sex

Other sexual disorders related to ED include:

  • premature ejaculation
  • delayed ejaculation
  • anorgasmia, which is the inability to achieve orgasm after ample stimulation

You should talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they’ve lasted for two or more months. Your doctor can determine if your sexual disorder is caused by an underlying condition that requires treatment.

Causes

There are many possible causes for ED, and they can include both emotional and physical disorders. Some common causes are:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • hyperlipidemia
  • damage from cancer or surgery
  • injuries
  • obesity or being overweight
  • increased age
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • relationship problems
  • drug use
  • alcohol use
  • smoking

ED can be caused by only one of these factors or several. That’s why it’s important to work with your doctor so that they can rule out or treat any underlying medical conditions.

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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatment Options

Treatment for ED will depend on the underlying cause. You may also need to use a combination of treatments, including medication, lifestyle changes, or therapy.

Treatment through medicine

Your doctor may prescribe medication to help manage your symptoms of ED. You may need to try several medications before you find one that works. These medications can have side effects. If you’re experiencing unpleasant side effects, talk to your doctor. They may be able to recommend a different medication.

The following medications stimulate blood flow to your penis to help treat ED:

  • alprostadil (Caverject)
  • avanafil (Stendra)
  • sildenafil (Viagra)
  • tadalafil (Cialis)
  • testosterone (Androderm)
  • vardenafil (Levitra)

Alternative treatment

If your ED is caused by stress, yoga and massage may help if you find these activities relaxing.

Prostatic massage

Some men use a form of massage therapy called prostatic massage. Practitioners massage the tissues in and around your groin to promote blood flow to your penis. There are limited studies on the efficacy of this type of massage.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture may help treat psychological ED, though studies are limited and inconclusive. You’ll likely need several appointments before you begin to notice any improvements. When choosing an acupuncturist, look for a certified practitioner who uses disposable needles and follows U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines for needle disposal and sterilization.

Pelvic floor muscle exercises

A small study of 55 men saw improvement to penile function after three months of regular pelvic floor muscles exercises, and after six months, 40 percent of men had regained normal erectile function.

Kegel exercises are a simple exercise you can use to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Here’s how you do them:

  • Identify your pelvic floor muscles. To do this, stop peeing midstream. The muscles you use to do this are your pelvic floor muscles. Your testicles will also rise when you contract these muscles.
  • Now that you know where these muscles are, contract them for 5 to 20 seconds. Then release them.
  • Repeat this exercise 10 to 20 times in a row, three to four times a day.
Lifestyle changes and diet

Healthy lifestyle habits may prevent ED, and in some situations reverse the condition:

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a low blood pressure.
  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.
  • Reduce your stress.

ED is often related to problems with your blood flow, so maintaining your blood vessel health through exercise and a healthy diet may help reduce your risk for ED.

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