What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED) ?

ED is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for penetration


What causes ED?
Erectile dysfunction is common in men who have diabetes which damages nerves and blood vessels. ED is three times more common in patients with Diabetes Mellitus. 

Erectile dysfunction can also be linked to other conditions common in men such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

Some of the causes other than diabetes are:
  • Metabolic syndrome (a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol)
  • Obesity, chronic inflammation,
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Tobacco; Alcoholism and other drug abuse
  • Heart disease, High blood pressure, neurological disease
  • Peyronie's disease (development of scar tissue)
  • Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis disease
  • Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area such as prostate surgery
  • Medications such as antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate cancer.
  • Emotional or psychological causes including Depression, Stress, anxiety, relationship problems or other mental health conditions



How is Erectile Dysfunction diagnosed?

A comprehensive medical history and a physical exam are needed before we can diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment for ED.

Some of the tests that we may use to diagnose the underlying cause of you ED include:
• Blood tests to check for low hormone levels, anemia, diabetes,liver or kidney disease and any other medical problems.
• Tests to diagnose any underlying vascular disease.




What are the different approaches for treatment of ED?

Drugs and Medical Treatments for ED -  are the first line methods . These include Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. These medications induce  a temporary response and eventually become ineffective in most patients due to the progression of the underlying blood vessel damage.

Other options include -
Injectable medicine like Alprostadil, Caverjet, Edex, Alprostadil
penis suppository intraurethral (MUSE) and
Testosterone replacement (cream or injectable)
Finally
Penile pumps or a vacuum constriction device and Penile Implants may be options for some patients.


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