If you have trouble performing in the bedroom, you are not alone. A lot of men have this problem, especially as they get older. A lot of environmental and lifestyle factors can also exasperate symptoms. Fortunately, there are a lot of treatments that can help you with this issue.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to impotence or the inability to get and maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. Having trouble getting an erection every now and then is common and not a cause for concern. However, if it becomes an ongoing issue, you may need treatment.
Symptoms of ED include:
- Reduced sexual drive
- Trouble getting an erection
- Difficulty maintaining an erection for sexual intercourse
There are a lot of treatments available to treat ED. Talk to your doctor about what treatments are best for you. Depending on your overall health, the severity of your ED, and preference, there are a lot of options to choose from. Here are the most common and effective treatments for ED.
The most common treatment for ED are oral medications. These medications enhance the effects of nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles in the penis so there is an increase in blood flow to the area, which lets you get an erection.
There are a variety of oral medications available on the market but it’s important to get medication from a doctor to ensure you take medication that is safe and in a healthy dosage. Popular medications for ED include Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra.
Another treatment for ED is alprostadil injections. This treatment involves you injecting alpostadil in the base of the penis at the time you would like to get an erection. The medication creates an erection that can last up to an hour. The needle used for the injection is very thin and there is generally very minor pain involved.
Alprostadil is also available as a suppository. You use a special applicator to insert the suppository, which causes an erection that can last up to an hour.
Another common and effective treatment for ED is hormone therapy. Men with lower testosterone levels than normal report ED more often. Hormone therapy involves delivering normal levels of synthetic testosterone to the body to replenish the diminishing levels of natural testosterone. This treatment is effective in reducing ED symptoms for many men.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Florida
If you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection, it’s time to see a doctor. ED is a treatable condition, and you can significantly reduce symptoms with the appropriate treatment.
The providers at Advanced Medical are board-certified physicians with a wealth of experience treating a variety of health conditions, including ED. We offer personalized care that is patient-focused and effective.
For your convenience, we have two offices to serve you, located in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach, Florida. To make an appointment, please call (561) 434-1935 or request an appointment online. We look forward to serving you!