There are many weak erection treatment options available, depending upon the cause of weak erections. Weak erections are also known as impotence or erectile dysfunction.
If psychological impotence is the problem, a physician may recommend a qualified psychologist or counselor. Counseling can be successful, particularly when both partners participate and talk openly about the problem. Some doctors recommend special exercises which emphasize tenderness and enjoyment rather than performance. Some cases require stress management exercises. The impotence may disappear when the partners learn that physical impotence is not the cause...
Medication can sometimes treat impotence caused by hormonal imbalance. Drugs taken for other conditions can cause impotence. If so, your doctor may be able to prescribe an alternative drug. It is important not to reduce or change any medication without first obtaining permission from your physician.
In men with diabetes, poor blood sugar control may contribute to or increase the risk of impotence. Because of this, diet, medication and exercise are very important.
Impotence that results from permanent damage to the blood vessels or nerves can also be treated. Options include vacuum devices, injection therapy, vascular surgery or a penile implant.
Currently, there are a number of options that have proven to be appropriate treatments for impotence. Your doctor can help you select the best course of treatment from among the following:
Because impotence can sometimes result from a combination of psychological and physical factors, counseling may help reduce anxiety and overcome the condition. The doctor may reccomend counselling in combination with other treatments.
Firstly the penis is placed in a hollow plastic chamber. Secondly air is pumped out of the chamber. This creates a vacuum, which draws blood into the penis to cause an erection. Thirdly a firm rubber band is then transferred from outside of the chamber to the base of the penis. Finally the blood remains trapped in the penis.
Unfortunately, the penis is only rigid beyond the band, resulting in a 'floppy' erection, which tends to hang downwards. The rubber band can stop ejaculation. In addition it usually it becomes uncomfortable after 20 to 30 minutes.
Vacuum erection devices avoid surgery. They are inexpensive. Vacuum erection devices are unpopular because the rubber band is unsightly and the devices are so mechanical and cumbersome. For many people they take much of the pleasure away from sexual activities
Viagra was the first oral medication for erectile dysfunction. Men of all ages may take it, usually one hour before intercourse.
Levitra works rapidly, between 16 and 25 minutes and is also effective in most men presenting with erectile dysfunction.
Cialis is the first tablet that could restore the ability to get an erection for a longer period, thus freeing the patient from the constraints of having to plan sexual activity.
Increased bloodflow to the penis causes the erection. These tablets act by relaxing the smooth muscle in the penis, which in turn allows the blood to flow into the penis more freely, thereby inducing an erection.
Men taking medications containing nitrates, usually prescribed for heart problems such as Angina can not use these tablets, as it could cause a sudden drop in blood pressure. The same is true for men using recreational drugs e.g. “Poppers”.
Common side effects experienced are headaches and flushing of the skin and less commonly a blocked nose, indigestion, visual disturbances and a prolonged erection.
Unlike self-injection therapy, which gives a spontaneous erection, you will need sexual stimulation for these tablets to work. Alcohol or a heavy meal will impair the effect. It does not work for premature ejaculation and will be effective in about 50% of erectile dysfunction cases.
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