Erectile dysfunction is usually a very treatable condition that can be addressed with:
Oral or Locally Injected Medications
Oral medicines such as Viagra help increase blood flow to the penis to sustain an erection. In the case of locally injected medicines, they are injected into the shaft of the penis to relax the smooth muscles of the corpora cavernosa, causing it to become engorged with blood.
Such devices work by encasing the penis in a tube and using a suction pump to gently draw blood into the corpora cavernosa, engorging and expanding the penis. An elastic ring is then placed at the base of the penis to maintain the erection.
In recent years, shockwave treatment to the penile shaft has been studied and could be considered as a form of treatment in the near future.
Surgical treatments for erectile dysfunction, which include penile implants and vascular surgery (to repair arteries with discrete blockages) are effective, but are usually considered as last-resort options.
Erectile dysfunction may be a distressing condition, but a treatable one. At International Urology, Fertility & Gynaecology Clinic, we provide personalized and attentive care to our patients for optimal results. For a detailed assessment, contact urologist Dr Michael Wong at 6838-1212 today.