Erectile dysfunction is one of the most important problems of modern urology, since it significantly affects quality of life of a man, largely determines his emotional and physical health. It touches on issues of sexology, psychology and organic health of men and therefore requires an integrated approach for its solution involving not only urologists-andrologists, but also doctors of related specialties.
What to do, if…
…this problem did not pass by and the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction is confirmed, and further life is long, full of temptations and tempting offers?
The first thing to remember: erectile dysfunction of any degree is treatable! Patient in one way or another can always be helped.
Three Lines of Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
These include various pills, gels, ointments, patches that help a man achieve erection. Some of them are used immediately before sexual intercourse (20 – 30 minutes), others require regular, possibly long reception.Effectiveness of pharmacotherapy is quite high and reaches 85%. Period of action of drugs varies from 1 hour to a day and a half. During this time a man can realize his sexual desire. However, taking drugs without consulting a doctor is fraught with trouble. Like any medicine, means for increasing potency have side effects and contraindications. And their uncontrolled reception can lead to priapism (prolonged erection over 4 hours, which is accompanied by continuing and hard-to-treat pain) with irreversible consequences.
In addition, effectiveness of pharmacological drugs is directly related to libido of men. There is a desire – there will be erection. No desire – no pill will do a miracle.
Intravenous Injections of Vasoactive Drugs
This line of treatment for sexual impotence suggests administration of drugs in the form of injections or suppositories, which are injected directly into penis. These include papaverine, phentolamine and prostaglandin E1, used as self-sufficient agents for treatment of erectile dysfunction, and in combination with each other. Effectiveness of this method is also high – more than 80%.
However, one should also be careful here because of existing contraindications and side effects and do not use medicines without consulting a doctor. Moreover, optimal dosage of the drug to eliminate erectile dysfunction can be selected only by a specialist. Otherwise, there is a high probability of priapism, Peyronie’s disease (curvature of penis), as well as other disorders and complications leading ultimately to stable sexual impotence.
The third and radical method of treatment of erectile dysfunction. In fact this is penis ready for sex always at any time of the day and any day of the week – 24/7. However, prospect of becoming big giants of great sex is strictly limited to indications. These are men who have not achieved the desired result with any pill, injection. As a rule, these are patients with penile fibrosis, Peyronie’s disease, diabetes mellitus.
Currently, three types of falloprostheses are used: semi-rigid, plastic, two- and three-component inflatable. Essence of the method is implantation of prostheses with rigid stem into cavernous bodies of penis.
Despite effectiveness of this method of treatment, close to 100%, the only factor that limits its wide application is high cost. Need for their constant maintenance multiplies the cost of an already expensive artificial penis.
However, those men who have decided on such a radical step, say that money is nothing compared to opportunity to keep relationship and feel sexually constituent.
Prevention of Erectile Dysfunction is Better than its Treatment
As banal as it sounds, but healthy lifestyle, motor activity, rational nutrition are the most effective prevention of erectile dysfunction. Having abandoned bad habits, doing exercises and bringing the weight back to normal, a man a priori prolongs his sexual life and male power.
To be absolutely calm for your sexual health, My Canadian Pharmacy strongly recommends that every man over 40 – 45 years of age visits urologist-andrologist once a year. Even if nothing bothers you, it’s better to undertake general and biochemical blood test, if necessary, also blood test for PSA, to prevent problems with prostate gland, and also to take electrocardiogram and undergo hormonal screening. These minimum surveys can in time prevent major problems in future.
At present, men’s health is one of the leading trends in the world, related to health. Understanding, that health problems directly affect life expectancy of a man and rebound against such an important component of government policy as demographic security, has always been present.