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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction Aides

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to get or keep an erection. It is a common problem for older adults. However, anyone can get it. In most cases, it is a temporary problem caused by smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, and stress. Your doctor may suggest that you use erectile dysfunction aides to help with the problem. 

Surgery

In some cases, you may need surgery to treat your ED. Surgery is recommended if there is a problem with your blood vessels. The surgery is meant to open up the arteries which supply blood to the penis. If there is an insufficient supply of blood to the penis, it may be difficult to get an erection.

Penile Implants

Even though penile implants do not permanently fix the problem, they are one of the simplest ways to achieve a permanent erection. Penile implants are planted inside the penis allowing men with ED to achieve and maintain erections. Implants are usually recommended after other treatment options fail. There are two primary types of penile implants; inflatable and semi grid. Speak with your doctor about the pros and cons of each method. 

Benefits of Penile Implants

For most men, it is possible to treat ED by lifestyle changes and medication. However, some may need penile implants. The implants may also be used to treat Peyronie’s disease. The implants may be inappropriate if you have;

  1.     Diabetes
  2.     Urinary tract infections
  3.     Situational ED

The Risks of Penile Implant Surgery

1. Implant Problems

The designs of penile implants may not always be reliable. They may malfunction forcing you to get surgery to repair or replace them

2. Infection

Since getting a penile implant requires surgery, it is possible to get an infection. The risk increases if you have diabetes or spinal cord injury. 

3. Internal Adhesion or Erosion

Your penile implant can stick to the skin inside the penis to wear away. In the worst-case scenario, the implant may break through your penis causing an infection. 

Preparing to Get Penile Implants

You must seek the opinion of a urologist before getting a penile implant. Expect the following during your visit;

1. They Will Review Your Medical History

Your urologist will ask about your existing and past medical conditions. They will try to understand your experience with ED. 

2. Discuss Your Expectations

The urologist will discuss the procedure with you and help you determine the implant that is most appropriate for you. Note that the procedure is permanent and irreversible. 

3. Perform a Physical Exam

Your doctor may perform a physical exam to establish if penile implants are appropriate for you. 

 If you need erectile dysfunction aides, consider working with Dr. Lazare Urology. Dr. Lazare is an experienced and professional urologist in Brooklyn, NY. He can help you with kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, and disorders of the urinary and sexual systems. He is one of the few urologists with extensive experience in inserting the three-piece penile implant. If you need help, contact us today and book an appointment.

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