There are remedies indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Carverject or Prelox, for example, which can help a man maintain a satisfying sex life. However, before choosing to use these medicines, you should go to the doctor to understand the causes that are at the origin of this problem, in order to make an appropriate treatment.
Sexual impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, usually affects men between 50 and 80 years old, and consists of the inability and difficulty in having or maintaining an erection of the penis that allows for intimate contact. Learn how to identify sexual impotence.
Some remedies that may be prescribed by the urologist to treat impotence include:
1. Sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil
Sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil, better known by the trade names Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, are medicines that act by stimulating the increase of nitric oxide in the smooth muscles of the cavernous bodies of the penis, through sexual stimulation, promoting their relaxation and thus allowing a better inflow of blood, favoring the erection of the penis.
The most common side effects that can occur during treatment with these medications are headache, lower back pain and muscle pain, dizziness, visual disturbances, hot flashes, facial flushing, nasal congestion, nausea and poor digestion.
2. Injectable Alprostadil
With the trade name Carverject, this drug is an injectable drug indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, when its origin is related to the nerves, blood vessels or when the cause is of psychological origin.
Alprostadil works by favoring the relaxation of the smooth muscles of the corpora cavernosa and stimulates vasodilation in the penis, leading to the development of an erection, within 5 to 20 minutes after the injection.
The most common side effects are penile pain, redness, penile fibrosis, penile angulation, fibrotic nodules, prolonged erection, and hematoma at the injection site.
3. Alprostadil intraurethral pencil
This medicine must be inserted into the urethra and works by dilating blood vessels to help a man maintain an erection or so that the doctor can do a test to see if the person is suffering from impotence.
Some of the side effects that may occur with the use of this remedy are pain in the urethra and penis, headache, dizziness, muscle spasms, low blood pressure, slight urethral bleeding, pain in the testicles, burning sensation and itching in the partner’s vagina. during intimate contact and abnormal bending and narrowing of the penis.
Some men may experience impotence because they have low testosterone levels. In these cases, replacement therapy with this hormone should be recommended as a first step or, if necessary, given in combination with other drugs. Learn more about male hormone replacement.
Some of the side effects that can occur with testosterone replacement therapy are headache, hair loss, tension, breast enlargement and pain, prostate changes, diarrhea, dizziness, increased blood pressure, changes in mood and in test results. laboratory tests, hypersensitivity and burning of the skin and memory loss.
Prelox is a natural remedy with L-Arginine and Pycnogenol, which improves blood circulation and increases sexual desire, which is why it is indicated to treat erectile dysfunction. See more about Prelox and learn when not to use it.
Side effects that may occur during treatment with Prelox are headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating.
See also which exercises improve and prevent sexual impotence:
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