Therapy for Impotence


Less than 10% of people suffer from seeking medical help. Faced with the ED, often demoralized, or search for a miracle treatment. There are many traditional drugs that should be considered with caution and skepticism completely. Currently there are many very safe and effective treatments, but there is no miraculous events.

Modality of treatment is dictated by the specific problem that causes impotence. The first step is to determine the cause, if possible, and then try the simplest and least risky. In summary, therapeutic alternatives, including one or more of the following.

1) Changes in lifestyle that affect the health of arteries and veins: No smoking, moderate alcohol consumption and fat, get some exercise and learn to relax.

2) Change or reduce the drugs that cause impotence, because some antidepressants, diuretics and beta blockers …

3) Psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. Whatever the cause of ED is recommended for all patients some form of psychological therapy, behavioral, sexual, or a combination, usually assisted by her partner.

4) therapies and transurethral injections. It consists of injecting drugs in the erectile tissue to relax smooth muscle of the penis, so that an erection lasts. This is shown in a few cases of ED. The medicine is usually injected phentolamine-papaverine association or alprostadil (prostaglandin E1).

The side effects are generally small but could include a prolonged and painful erections (priapism). An alternative to injections is a plastic device for applying medicines through the urethra. Although safer and cheaper than surgical treatment, this therapy has a high dropout rate, as loss of spontaneity is not lost interest in the process.