Common Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

Standard treatments for ED include lifestyle changes, such as exercising, losing weight, stopping smoking, or curbing alcohol intake. Medications like Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra increase blood flow to the penis, but can cause nasal congestion, headache, upset stomach, and vision changes. Men who have experienced a stroke, have uncontrolled diabetes, or suffer low blood pressure should not take ED medications.

-Testosterone replacement and erection-inducing injections are also available, but side effects may include acne, breast enlargement, increased urination, aching in the penis, and scarring.
-Non-drug treatments for ED include penis pumps, penile implants, and blood vessel surgery. A pump is used right before intercourse to pull blood into the penis. However, this method can cause bruising. Implants must be surgically inserted into the penis, but then can be inflated when necessary. Risks include those typically associated with surgery, such as infections.
-Blood vessel surgery is recommended only when leaking vessels cause ED. Even though all these methods may help some men, natural alternatives can be just as effective, but less invasive.






Remedies to Cure Erectile Dysfunction

Homeopathic remedies provide excellent results for a wide range of problems related to erectile dysfunction, which may be caused by either physical or psychological problems or both.
Agnus Castus: This remedy may be helpful for men who have experienced frequent and intense sexual activity for a number of years and are now having difficulties maintaining an erection. A sensation of coldness of the genitals is a guiding symptom indicating the need for this remedy.
Argentum nitricum: This remedy is indicated when a man is unable to keep an erection when coitus is initiated and when thinking about the problem makes it worse. It is most effective in men who are worried and anxious.
Caladium: This remedy may offer relief to a man who is completely unable to get an erection even when he has strong sexual libido. These men may also experience nocturnal emissions even without an erection.
Selenium metallicum: This remedy may be helpful for men who have a wealth of sexual fantasies but experience diminished ability, especially when their impotence begins after a fever or illness.
Staphysagria: This remedy is indicated especially if there is a history of abuse, which can by physical or emotional, where the individual is subjected to a misuse of power.
Lycopodium: This remedy may provide relief for older men and those who are not able to achieve an erection. They may have an enlarged prostate.
Baryta Carbonica: This remedy is helpful for treatment of premature ejaculation as well as the inability to get an erection. It helps men who have no sexual desire to build their libido.
Sabal serrulata (Saw palmetto): This remedy helps to reduce enlarged prostates and improve sexual function, increasing a man’s desire.






Best Oral medications for Erectile Dysfunction

Sildenafil (Viagra) was the first oral medicine approved to treat erectile dysfunction. It works by increasing the flow of blood to the penis so that a man can get an erection when he is sexually stimulated. Though the directions advise men to take the drug one hour before sexual activity, research indicates that the drug can sometimes work when taken from 30 minutes to eight hours before intercourse.
Before taking Viagra, tell your doctor if you:
Are allergic to Viagra or any other drugs
Are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications including herbal and dietary supplements
Are scheduled for surgery
Take nitroglycerin or a long-acting nitrate to treat chest pain. The combination of Viagra and these drugs can cause dangerously low blood pressure.
Have ever had a heart attack, heart disease, angina (chest pain associated with heart disease), stroke, or retinitis pigmentosa (a rare disease of the eye that causes vision loss)
Other oral medications that work in a similar fashion are tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra). These two drugs are in the same class of medications that includes sildenafil (Viagra) and have generally similar success rates and side effects. Cialis (tadalafil), however, has a longer duration of action, up to 36 hours.