In plenty of cases, a physical exam and answering questions are all that is needed for a doctor to diagnose erectile dysfunction and recommend a treatment for impotence. If you have chronic health conditions or your doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, you might need further tests or a consultation with a specialist.
What are my options?
One option that you have is oral medication, they are one of the most successful options for erectile dysfunction treatment for many men. Some of the main options include Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stay and Stendra.
Alternatively, another option that you can utilise is a testosterone replacement therapy. This is because some men that have erectile dysfunction may be complicated by low levels of the hormone testosterone. In this case, testosterone replacement therapy may be recommended as the first step or given in combination with other therapies.
Now, on to the option that we consider to be the most effective solution and treatment for impotence, and that is a penis pump or implant. This is mainly utilised if medications aren’t effective or appropriate in your case, your doctor may recommend one of the treatments listed below.
- Penis Pump. – A penis pump is a hollow tube with a hand powered or battery powered pump. The tube is placed over your penis, and is then used to suck out the air inside the tube. This will in turn create a vacuum that pulls blood into your penis. Once erect just slip a tension ring around the base of your penis to hold in the blood and keep it firm. You then remove the vacuum device.
- Penile Implants. – This treatment involves surgically placing devices into both sides of the penis. The implants consist of either inflatable or malleable rods. Inflatable devices allow you to control when and how long you have an erection. The malleable device keeps your penis firm, but also bendable. Penile implants are usually not recommended until other methods have been tried first. Implants have a high degree of satisfaction among men who have tried and failed more conservative therapies. As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications, such as infection. But in terms of options this is the most reliable.