How is impotence treated?
The Alpha One Andrology Group offers
successful treatment options for virtually all impotent men. We
regularly review the medical literature and the Internet for the latest
impotence treatments. Recognizing that many of our patients come from a
distance, we try to condense the diagnostic procedures and simplify the
treatment. Our goal is to restore your sexual capabilities as quickly as
possible, at the lowest possible cost.
A significant number of men develop impotence from psychological causes
that can be overcome. When a physical cause is treated, subsequent
self-esteem problems may continue to impair normal function and
performance.Psychological therapy may be effective in conjunction with
medical or surgical treatment. Sex therapists emphasize the need for men
and their partners to be motivated and willing to adapt to psychological
and behavioral modifications, including those that result from medical
or surgical treatment. Treatment options for impotence, in addition to
lifestyle changes[ Described in Prevention Of ED ] and sex therapy, that
are currently available include the following:
- PDE-5 inhibitors. Viagra®, Levitra®, and Cialis®
have revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction. These
FDA-approved medications improve penile rigidity in more than 50% of
men. However, they are not an effective treatment for all men! Some
men develop side effects; others do not get a good erection with
these medications. Some men cant take them because they use
nitrates or alpha-blockers; others find these medications are too
expensive. However Indian PDE-5 inhibitors are quite affordable.
- Testosterone supplements. For men whose impotence is due
to a low testosterone level, testosterone injections,patches and
gels are available. This treatment will raise your male hormone
level to normal levels.
- Penile injection therapy. Caverject® and Edex®
(alprostadil) are FDA-approved medications which can produce an
erection when injected into the penile erection chambers. Some men
find this to be a satisfactory solution to their erection problems,
but penile injection therapy is often somewhat painful. Many men
discontinue penile injection therapy after a period of time. These
injections have replaced Papaverine injections.
- Vacuum constriction devices (VCDs). VCDs
consist of a plastic cylinder, a vacuum pump, and a constricting
band. VCDs have been improved over the years, and are a
satisfactory solution for some men. However, many men find these
devices cumbersome and messy. They require the use of a constricting
ring at the base of the penis, which cuts off penile blood flow and
can block ejaculation.
- Penile implants. Penile implants are often selected by
men who do not respond to simpler treatments. These implants can be
Malleable or Inflatable implants & are being done regularly at
our centre.. Implants are placed into the penile erection chambers
and surrounding tissues, and are completely internal. After you have
healed, the penis and scrotum look normal. These implants give a
stiff, reliable erection when inflated, and a natural-appearing
penis when deflated. With a penile implant, you can have sex as
often as you like, and for as long as you wish. An implant not
only restores erections, it can also restore a mans sexual
confidence, which is a tremendous benefit.