Nearly every man can experience brief problems with erectile function. In almost all cases it is related to certain and specific life circumstances, problems, or stressful situations. Usually, these erectile problems disappear once the situation is resolved or changed. You generally don’t need to go to the doctor.
Ginkgo biloba. Known primarily as an herbal treatment for cognitive decline, ginkgo has also been used to treat erectile dysfunction -- especially cases caused by the use of certain antidepressant medications. But the evidence isn't very convincing. One 1998 study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy found that it did work. But a more rigorous study, published in Human Pharmacology in 2002, failed to replicate this finding. "Ginkgo has come out of fashion in the past few years," says Ronald Tamler, MD, assistant professor of medicine and codirector of the men's health program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "That's because it doesn't do much. I can say that in my practice, I have not seen ginkgo work -- ever."
Prostaglandin E1 (intraurethral alprostadil or MUSE) can be inserted in a pellet (suppository) form into the urethra to attain erections. It is available in four dosage strengths: 125 mcg, 250 mcg, 500 mcg, and 1,000 mcg. Most individuals need 500 mcg to 1,000 mcg for a satisfactory response.
You can also inject drugs directly by inserting a tiny needle into the penis. Several drugs and drug combinations are available, including alprostadil (Edex, Caverject), phentolamine, and papavarine (usually given in combination as Bimix or Trimix).
Causes of ED are usually a side effect of physical disease, injury, or drugs. While there are many causes, the most common physical causes include: Diabetes High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Obesity Atherosclerosis Prescription Medications Smoking Alcoholism or Substance Abuse Relationship Issues Stress Depression or Anxiety Diagnosis
Saw palmetto: It is a kind of palm tree which is found in North America. It directly affects the testosterone pathways. The people of the region have used the herb for centuries to remedy their sexual incompetencies.
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Ultrasound with Doppler imaging (ultrasound plus evaluation of blood flow in the arteries and veins) can provide additional information about the blood flow of the penis and may help in the evaluation of patients prior to surgical intervention. This study is typically performed after the injection of a chemical that causes the arteries to open up, a vasodilator (prostaglandin E1), into the corpora cavernosa in order to cause dilation of blood vessels and promote blood flow into the penis. The rate of blood flow into the penis can be measured along with an evaluation of problems with compression of the veins.
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Your doctor will do a physical exam and ask you questions about your symptoms. He or she may do a blood or urine test. Your doctor may consider other tests to rule out other conditions.
Unfortunately, people who take nitrates for cardiovascular conditions may not be suitable candidates for PDE-5 inhibitor ED treatments. They will likely have to pursue alternative ED treatments.
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As already mentioned, taking certain medications, using tobacco, and drinking heavily can cause or contribute to problems with ED.