Sexual dysfunction is a broad term that can be defined as a problem that prevents you from enjoying or wanting sexual activity. The likelihood of having sexual dysfunction increases with age. A common cause is stress, but it could also be the result of psychological issues or sexual trauma, and medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, or it could be exacerbated by drug and alcohol use and some medications.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to attain or maintain an erection firm enough to have or complete a satisfactory sexual intercourse. It is also sometimes called impotence.
Erectile Dysfunction can affect anyone at any age but also it could be a sign of some health problems, like diabetes, hypertension or heart and vessel disease that needs specific treatment. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a psychologist.
Other types of male sexual dysfunction include:
- Premature ejaculation
- Delayed or absent ejaculation
- Low Libido or Lack of interest in sex
How Common Is Erectile Dysfunction?
According to an American study, ED affects almost half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 to a varying degree.
Although the risk of erectile dysfunction increases with age, ED is not an inevitable consequence of getting older. It may be more difficult to get an erection as you age, but that does not necessarily mean that it cannot be made better. In general, the healthier a man is, the better his sexual function.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
There are many causes for ED which can be Psychological or Physical and usually a combination of factors. These include:
- Heart and vessels (Cardiovascular disease)
- Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension
- Damage to arteries and nerves from cancer or surgery
- Low Testosterone or other hormonal problems
- Neurological disease
- Stress and anxiety
- Relationship problems
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Excessive Smoking
- High Cholesterol and triglycerides
What should you do if you suffer from erectile weakness?
There are a number of Erectile Dysfunction treatments available. The type of treatment generally depends on the underlying cause of ED, which can be determined by the doctor through clinical examination and special blood tests.
A Colour penile duplex Doppler study may also be required to check the blood flow in the penis and determine the exact cause of Erectile dysfunction. Penile doppler could also determine the best option of treatment for your condition.
What are the available treatments for Erectile DysfunctionTreatments for Erectile Dysfunction range from counselling and lifestyle changes to medications, injections or surgery. If you suffer from ED, it is important to talk to Dr Shawket Alkhayal Who is a world expert in the management of Erectile Dysfunction. He can help identify the cause of your ED and recommend the most appropriate and personalized treatment for you.
Apart from the temporary medical treatments that are well known in pharmacies, One of the newest and permanently effective treatments available today is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) penile rejuvenation, which is widely used in the United States and Dr Shawket is exclusively licensed to provide this treatment and train other doctors in the Middle East. It results in penile corporeal rejuvenation leading to a harder and sustainable erection. It can also result in penis enlargement when used according to a special protocol with a vacuum pump.
Low intensity shockwave therapy is another effective treatment modality for Erectile dysfunction, that improves the blood flow into the penis by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels and thus enhancing a man’s ability to attain and maintain a stronger erection. We have one of the most advanced devices with a linear applicator for delivering Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, covering the whole penis.
When all these and other treatments like penile intra-cavernosal injections fail, then a penile implant is usually recommended. There are many types of these implants available and can be discussed with doctor Alkhayal for the most suitable device in your condition.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr Shawket Alkhayal who is a world expert in treating erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation and who will be more than happy to help you improve the quality of your life.
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates before or immediately after penetration. Causes include psychological issues such as performance anxiety, stressors, sexual inhibitions or physical issues such as nerve or spinal cord damage, or some medications.
Inhibited ejaculation, on the other hand, is when you can’t ejaculate. Some men, particularly those with diabetic neuropathy, experience ‘retrograde ejaculation’, which means that when they climax, ejaculation enters the bladder instead of exiting through the penis.
When to see your doctor
If your situation doesn’t improve on its own, or if you suspect there is a physical issue impeding your sex life, it is time to visit a doctor. To find a solution that will suit you, he will give you a physical examination, check which medications you are taking, and review your lifestyle and medical history.