When a male faces a problem with getting or keeping an erection during sexual intercourse, while some male has low average erection time (5.4 minutes) or their normal erection time (between minutes to hours). In such condition, he may be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED). It may result because of an underlying health issue such as heart disease, thus the problem should be discussed with a doctor as soon as possible.
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Erectile dysfunction occurs gradually with different intensity of symptoms. Initially, the body will be capable of getting an erection, though the sex desire will start reducing. After a while, the erection will not remain as long lasting as it was previously. Lastly, the body will become unable to get an erection at all.
Erectile dysfunction’s causes are segregated in two sections as Physical and Psychological Causes.
Doctor diagnose ED with the help of some tests, which are as follows:
As per the causes and extent of the problem the doctor will recommend a type of treatment which may include:
Erectile dysfunction can affect men at any age. Usually, older men tend to face this problem more than younger men. Men of all age can seek treatment for ED. The treatment for ED generally depends on the diagnosis and will vary from individual to individual.
Depending on the health and certain other factors a doctor will advise a certain form of treatment to cure ED. While a type of treatment like oral medication may work for one patient, another may require surgery.
Treatment for ED is safe, but there may be few side effects such as:
Treatment for ED is generally in the form of oral medication which needs to be taken according to prescribed guidelines. Recovery after penile surgery takes about 2 to 4 weeks. One can resume sexual activity in about 6 weeks’ time. In the case of ED due to stress or anxiety, individuals seek psychotherapy and recovery as and when they distress and learn to relax.
The cost of treating ED varies upon the kind of treatment one is seeking. It generally ranges from Rs 25,000 to 40,000 and even more in some cases.
While effects of surgery and penile implants may be permanent, oral medication needs to be taken as and when a male who suffers from ED wants to indulge in intercourse.
A number of alternative treatment for ED are also available. These include:
The reversibility of erectile dysfunction depends on the intensity or the type of ED a person is suffering with. Doctors have segregated the ED in two categories, primary ED and secondary ED.
Deficiency of plenty of vitamins causes erectile dysfunction. Some of them are as follows: