In my previous article (Do You Find It Hard To Get Or Maintain An Erection?) I talked about the causes of erectile dysfunction which are divided into two:
- Psychological (Mental) Factors
- Physiological (Physically-Induced) Factors
And just as expected, the treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the factors that caused the problem.
Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction Caused By Psychological (Mental) Factors
Erectile dysfunction caused by psychological (mental) issues is most treated by dealing with the underlying cause, whether it is performance anxiety, guilt, stress or depression.
If you pass the stamp test (click here to know about the stamp test), then you just need to relax and take it one day at a time.
Whatever psychological (mental) issues you having, try your best to gradually solve them so that they don’t affect your erections.
If your weak erections or impotence is caused by depression, you need to see a Psychiatrist or Psychologist to help you deal with the root of your depression.
And you can build self confidence in your sexual abilities by engaging in Kegel exercises to strengthen your “erection” muscles and boost blood flow to the penis.
Read my other article here on how to get stronger erections!
Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction Caused By Physiological (Physically-Induced) Factors
The treatment for ED caused by physically-induced factors is different and depends on the particular factor(s) that caused it.
Here are some of the treatments available:
There are a few prescription drugs that are available in Nigerian pharmacies today for men that suffer from erectile dysfunction.
These drugs help you achieve an erection because they relax the smooth muscle tissues in your penile shaft. This helps in increasing the amount of blood that flows into the penis.
These drugs are very effective in treating erectile dysfunction, which not only helps increase the sexual confidence of men with this problem but also improves their relationship with their lover.
Some popular drugs that are prescribed by Nigerian doctors for treating erectile dysfunction include:
- Cialis (a brand of tadanafil)
- Levitra (a brand of varedenafil)
- Viagra (a brand of sildenafil)
You need to get a prescription slip from a doctor before you can buy these drugs in any pharmacy in Nigeria.
And even though these drugs are quite effective, they still come with a few negative side effects. Some of them include:
- Muscle aches
- Visual disturbance
- Nasal congestion
For men that have poor health, the side effects that they can experience can be a lot more severe, for example bladder pain and heart attack.
This is the reason why Nigerian doctors do not recommend these prescription drugs for men that have diabetes, are obese, smoke tobacco cigarettes or are currently using nitrate medication.
Penis pumps are a popular and very effective treatment for erection problems.
Penis pumps work by creating a vacuum (or suction in the case of water-based pumps) around the penis. This causes blood to instantly flow into the penis because it expands the penile tissues inside the penis.
It is very easy to use a penis pump to achieve an instant erection.
Put Your Penis Inside The Cylinder – All pumps have a cylinder were you can put your penis inside.
Create The Vacuum (Or Suction) – If you are using a manual pump, then you would have to press the pump repeatedly to create the vacuum. However if it is an electronic pump, you just have to push a button to create the vacuum.
Put A Cock Ring After You Remove The Cylinder – After you have achieved an erection by “pumping”, you still need to wear a cock ring around the base of your penis. This is to prevent blood from flowing out of your penis, before you remove penis out of the cylinder.
The good thing is that there are no adverse effects of using penis pumps if you use them correctly.
However, using a penis pump would not cure the actual problem that is causing the weak erections or impotence in the first place.
Penis exercises are primarily meant for penis enlargement and they also assist in strengthen the smooth muscles tissues that are essential to achieve healthy erections, while also improving blood circulation around the genital area.
If you have permanent erectile dysfunction where you cannot even get a partial erection, then penis exercises might not give you very noticeable results, you are better of using other methods of treatment.
However, if you problem is that your erections are not strong enough or you cannot maintain an erection during sexual intercourse then penis exercises can help give you stronger, healthier, longer-lasting and even larger erections.
Some important exercises to help with erectile dysfunction include:
Kegels – This exercise helps in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles need to be in top shape if you want strong “rock-hard” erections.
Jelqs – The Jelq exercise is also known as milking because the way you do it imitates the motion of milking a cow by hand.
This exercise helps to force more nutrient-rich blood into the penis. By doing this repeatedly, you get a healthier penis and stronger erections.
Stretching – Stretching exercise are meant to give you a longer penis, however they also improve blood circulation around the penis, which means a healthier penis and stronger erections.
The disadvantage of using penis exercises to treat erectile dysfunction is that it takes time and commitment.
And because of this, you are better of using other treatments to get instant results while at the same time engaging in penis exercises to give you a healthier penis.
Injections And Suppositories
If you cannot use oral medications because of the side effects, then there are the options of injections and suppositories that can give you instant but temporary improvement in your erectile functioning.
Let me explain some of them.
Injections – This involves injecting alprostadil into the penis shaft. Even though this method actually works in giving your instant erections, there is the discomfort of having to inject your penis and you may also experience severely extended erections which can cause scarring.
Suppositories – This method involves inserting an alprostadil pellets into your penis head. This alprostadil helps to increase the blood flowing to your penis. However, this method is not as effective as using injections.
There are two major types of surgery that are used to treat permanent erectile dysfunction.
Surgical Implants – This method simple involves putting either an inflatable or bendable implant in the penis.
This makes it easy for the man to insert his penis inside his woman’s vagina during sexual intercourse.
Vascular Surgery – This type of surgery is done when the cause of the erectile dysfunction is due to a venous leak. This surgery can permanently fix erectile dysfunction.
The problems with surgery are the high cost and the associated risks that come with all types of surgery.
How You Can Overcome Erectile Dysfunction
If you have erectile dysfunction caused by physical factors, here is a simple action plan on how you can overcome this problem and improve your sex life.
1.) Supplements – There are a few supplements that help in improving blood circulation around your penis area.
I am not referring to prescription drugs this time; I am talking about penis supplements that contain L-Arginine which can help with your erectile dysfunction treatment plan.
I recommend a supplement like VigRX Plus.
2.) Kegels – I have a full length article (click here) that explains in details everything about kegel exercises. And please do not overdo kegel exercises.
The truth is that doing too much kegel exercises can cause temporary erection problems because of overtraining the pelvic floor muscles.
3.) Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices – Blood flow to the penis is the most crucial element when it comes to achieving healthy and strong erections.
It is because of this that you need to improve your lifestyle so that your heart and blood circulation to your penis would also improve. This means doing the following:
- Eat a healthy diet that contains little or no amounts of trans fats and saturated fats
- Stop smoking because it affects your erections
- Reduce your alcohol and if you must drink, do it in moderation
- Engage in moderate exercise for 30 minutes a day to increase your heart rate – this also helps in reducing stress.
4.) Do Penis Exercises Regularly – Even though doing these exercises would not treat permanent erectile dysfunction, they can help in improving your erections when you do them in combination with other methods of treatment.
Penis exercises push nutrient-rich blood into the penis which improves blood circulation around your genitals and helps you in getting stronger and harder erections.
5.) Penis Pumps – If you need an instant erection, then pumps are a tested and tried method of dealing with erectile dysfunction temporarily.
There are two types of pumps: vacuum (air) pumps and hydro (water-based) pumps.
I tend to recommend hydro (water-based) pumps because they are multipurpose. These pumps also help in enlarging your penis when you use them consistently. I recommend Penomet brand of water-based pumps.
6.) For Persistent Erectile Dysfunction – If after all these suggestions, you are still experiencing weak erections or impotence then you need to see a doctor.
A doctor can then prescribe the proper medication, injection or suppository for you to use.
And if you feel that your erectile dysfunction is psychological (mental) after passing the stamp test, then you should consider going to see a mental health professional…
Forget about the whole stigma around seeing a mental health professional (Psychiatrist or Psychologist). A lot of them are confidential and nobody would know about it.
Changing From Erectile Dysfunction Treatment To Penis Exercising
When you have successfully dealt with erectile dysfunction, engaging in penis exercises can assist you in maintaining and also improve the strength and quality of your erections.
Regular penis exercises would help you to keep having rock-hard erections as long as you do them, this would improve your sex life and confidence tremendously.