Viagra-type drugs should be taken only with a doctor’s advice and are not suitable for men with serious heart conditions or who are taking nitrate medicine for angina (which, in combination with Viagra-type drugs, can lower blood pressure to dangerous levels). This blog will discuss treatment options when Viagra or other oral medications for treating ED will not work.
Men with age-related ED or diabetes who have not responded to drugs.
It might sound like a painful solution, but injections into the penis of alprostadil, a synthetic chemical that helps produce an erection, can be effective for men who have not been helped by Viagra or similar drugs. The injection occurs through a tiny diabetic needle that causes minimal pain and discomfort.
An erection usually occurs within 15 minutes and usually lasts up to an hour. It works by relaxing the muscles and the blood vessels, improving blood flow to the penis.
Alprostadil also comes as a grain of rice sized pellet that’s pushed into the end of the urethra, where it dissolves, though this is less effective than the injection. Approximatley 10 per cent of users experience a burning pain upon insertion of the pellet.
Men with who have poor response to ED drugs, and who also suffer fatigue should have their testosterone level checked.
Men’s levels of testosterone can decline with age or as a result of diabetes, heart disease, obesity and stress.
If you have a distinct drop in libido or erectile dysfunction, your doctor may give you a blood test to check your levels and prescribe replacement of the testosterone deficiency.
Testosterone can be highly effective and safe, and potentially life-changing for men and their partners.
There are studies showing people with low testosterone have higher mortality rates, but there are also studies suggesting the reverse.
When all else fails, consider surgery
Most men can be helped with medication or injections. However, when these conservative options are ineffective, there are surgical procedures that ca restore a man’s potency and sexual performance.
Performed under a general or spinal anesthetic, this involves inserting semi-rigid or inflatable silicone implants into the shaft of the penis.
The inflatable devices have cylinders connected to a tiny pump implanted inside the scrotum. Squeezing the pump transfers fluid into the cylinders for erection, which afterwards go back to the pump and a reservoir underneath the muscles of the abdomen.
Erectile dysfunction can impact many men. Although most men can be helped with oral medications, there are men who cannot take oral medications or the medications are ineffective. There are additional options for men where Viagra does not work. Men don’t need to suffer the tragedy of the bedroom.