Pune Institute Of Nephro Urology(PINU), Pune


Erectile dysfunction sometimes referred to as Impotence, is characterized by difficulty obtaining and maintaining an erection. It can be awkward and embarrassing to talk about it. According to reports, more than half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 deal with Erectile dysfunction in some capacity. So, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone.

It is a common condition in which a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection during sexual activity. It’s not always a reason for panic to experience occasional erection problems. But if erectile dysfunction persisted, it may have a negative impact on your relationships, make you feel less confident, and stress you out. In addition to being a risk factor for heart disease, difficulties getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition that needs to be treated. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical problems like diabetes or psychological factors such as anxiety and stress.

There are a variety of treatment options available for Erectile dysfunction, including:

  1. 1. Medications: Oral medications such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra) are often the first line of treatment for Erectile dysfunction. These drugs work by increasing blood flow to the penis, which helps a man achieve and maintain an erection.
  2. Vacuum Erection Devices (VED): A VED is a plastic tube that is placed over the penis and uses a pump to create a vacuum inside. The vacuum helps blood flow into the penis, which causes an erection.
  3. Hormone therapy: Low levels of testosterone can contribute to Erectile dysfunction, and hormone therapy may be an option for men with this issue. Testosterone replacement therapy can help to improve sexual function and increase libido.
  4. Penile Injections: Medication is injected directly into the side of the penis which causes an erection by relaxing the smooth muscle and increasing the blood flow to the penis.
  5. Penile implants: If other treatment options are not effective, a penile implant can be surgically inserted into the penis to help a man achieve and maintain an erection.
  6. Lifestyle changes: In some cases, Erectile dysfunction may be caused or made worse by certain lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking, or excessive alcohol consumption. Making changes to these factors may help improve ED.
  7. Psychological therapy: In some cases, Erectile dysfunction can be caused by psychological factors such as anxiety and stress, therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or sex therapy, may be helpful.

It is important to consult a doctor to determine the best course of treatment for Erectile dysfunction, as the underlying cause may need to be treated first. Additionally, if there are any underlying medical conditions should be treated first.

Remember that Erectile dysfunction is a common condition and there are many effective treatment options available. With the right treatment, most men can regain their ability to achieve and maintain an erection and improve their overall sexual function.