What Are The Latest Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) has been affecting men since ancient times and there are dozens of effective treatments that have been introduced.
But, what is the future of ED treatments? Can we go further to treat the condition quicker and more effectively? The future somewhere hints yes! – wonder how?
In this post, we will be discussing the latest treatments for ED; the future of male sexual treatments and as well as some current treatment options that work out: and will do for you indeed.
Let’s get started!
Latest ED Treatments
Even though there are several effective ED treatments already out there, there are some latest treatments that could possibly become the future of ED treatment. Usually, a doctor may prescribe Viagra 150mg tablets or other recommended doses: as first-line treatments. Well, these latest ED treatments include:
Stem cell therapy
Stem cell therapy is the most recent proposed ED treatment which involves stem cells injection in penis. Stem cell tests have shown to promisingly work in both animal and humans. Results in humans also suggests that is possibly a safe and effective treatment for ED. But still, there are some questions and investigations still left so that the treatment could be trusted. Indeed, stem cell therapy is not yet approved as a treatment to ED– so you have to be careful.
Platelets are cell fragments that help heal wounds and improve blood vessels health. In the recent trials, it has been found that platelet-rich plasma supplement may have potentially positive result on male erection– but as the treatment is not yet approved and requires more study on its lasting period and safety, one should be careful.
However penile transplants are not often performed or being considered as a first-line treatment to ED, a popular successful penile transplant was done in 2018. An injured soldier who had complete penis and scrotum transplant as he was expecting to regain normal urinary and sexual function.
Shockwave therapy is a low-intensity shock wave therapy which is intended to improve blood circulation by passing low-intensity sound waves through penile tissues. Though there are less evidences on how shockwave therapy works for ED and how it could help improve blood flow, it can be attempted if first-line treatments fail.
Current ED treatments
Though ED is pretty common in men throughout aging, it is considerably an easy to treat male sexual disorder. There are several approved treatments that could help a male with erection issues. These treatments include:
Oral ED medications
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some prescription oral medications known as phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors. These inhibitors are proven to dilate blood vessels by relaxing and widening them to boost blood flow to penile tissues (corpus cavernosa) and eventually boosting erection.
These medications include: Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), Levitra (vardenafil), and Stendra (avanafil). Sildenafil citrate/Viagra among these drugs is most recommended along with Levitra 40 mg dose which ensures healthy erection for a longer lasting period than others.
Usually, when ED medication is not supposed to give expected result, doctors often prefer Alprostadil penile injection. This injection is injected directly to penis and works as if oral medication, by dilating blood vessels for better blood circulation, i.e. healthy erection.
One of the second-line treatments, penile implant is a malleable or inflatable rod implant in penis to support erection while sexually stimulated. Though this treatment is not usually suggested before first-line options, penile implants are great at treating ED permanently.
Testosterone replacement therapy
Low testosterone is also one of the factors that contribute to erection issues in men. Testosterone replacement therapy, helps by regulating testosterone in body and eventually improve overall sexual health.