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Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Reversed

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition where a man loses the ability to get or keep an erection for sexual intercourse. This condition can be a result of poor health, stress, low self-esteem, or having problems in the relationship.

The good news is, yes, erectile dysfunction can be reversed. The treatment for this condition, however, varies from one patient to another. It depends on the cause of erectile dysfunction. Therefore, the first step towards treatment is evaluating the patient to determine the cause of the condition.

How Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Reversed?

The first important step towards the reversing of the ED is seeing a doctor who specializes in such cases. The doctor will be able to evaluate your condition and recommend the best way to handle it.

There are several recommended ways to reverse an erectile dysfunction which the doctor can use;

Medication

When the urologist evaluates your condition, he can determine the best remedy to treat the condition. When the primary cause of the ED is physical or diabetes, the best treatment is in the form of medication.

There are several drugs to use as a medication for ED, such as Tadalafil and Viagra. These drugs work by increasing the blood flow to the penis, therefore, getting an erection.

You should only use these drugs under a doctor’s prescription.

Pelvic Exercises

The doctor may recommend that the patient engages in pelvic floor exercises. These exercises help men achieve an erection by strengthening the pelvic muscles.

These exercises work when the doctor identifies the primary cause for your ED as physical or as a result of diabetes.

Lifestyle Changes

ED can be a result of poor lifestyles such as diet, obesity, and stress. The doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as;

  • Regular physical exercise to control weight, blood pressure, and regularize blood flow.
  • Weight loss
  • Change of diet

Use of Pumping Devices

These are mechanical devices that help to induce an erection by drawing blood to the penis. This allows patients who are suffering from damage in the nerves and blood vessels, resulting in Erectile Dysfunction.

Couples Therapy

Poor relationships and low self-esteem are some of the causes of ED. When the doctor evaluates and finds either or both of these as the primary cause of the condition, he recommends that the couple attends counseling sessions.

Medication Changes

If a patient is on medication, the doctor may identify the primary cause for ED as being that medicine. He then can recommend the use of alternative medicines to help the condition.

This mainly affects patients on blood pressure medication as they often lower the rate at which the blood flows to the penis.

Surgery

After evaluation and there is no specific cause of ED or when other methods fail, the doctor can recommend surgery.

The surgery involves the insertion of a device in the penis that helps induce erections.

Conclusion

Erectile dysfunction is a reversible condition. Therefore, patients need to see a qualified doctor for evaluation and subsequent treatment of the situation.

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