Treatments for Erectile dysfunction at Novomed centers in Dubai range from counseling and lifestyle changes, to medication, injections or surgery.
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, could be a sign of health problems such as hypertension, diabetes or heart and vessel disease that need specific treatment. It could also be a sign of emotional problems, such as difficulties in a relationship, which may call for counseling.
How common is erectile dysfunction?
To a varying degree, it affects almost half of all men aged between 40 and 70.
Although the risk increases with age, it can happen at any age and it is also not an inevitable consequence of aging. In general terms, the healthier a man is, the better his sexual function.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
The causes could be physical or psychological, and are usually a combination of factors, including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Cardiovascular disease
- Damage to nerves or arteries due to cancer or surgery
- Neurological disease
- Relationship problems
- Alcohol and drug use
How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
There are a number of treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED) and it is important to talk to one of our urologists, who can work with you to find the most suitable treatment. The choice of treatment generally depends on the underlying cause, which a doctor will assess with the help of a clinical examination and special blood tests. A color penile Doppler may also be used in order to check the blood flow in the penis and identify the exact cause of ED. A penile Doppler ultrasound could also determine the best treatment option for your condition.
1. Penile injections (injection therapy)
This treatment helps to treat erectile dysfunction by improving blood flow in the penis, which results in a firmer erection. The first couple of injections should be administered by your doctor to show you how to do the injections at home. The medical solution should be injected in the middle of the penis shaft on one side and it is recommended to alternate sides each time to avoid developing scar tissue. Moreover, you should be careful not to inject in an area with visible blood vessels. You will have an erection 5 to 15 minutes after the injection, and it will last about 30 to 60 minutes.
One of the newest solutions available is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) penile rejuvenation, whose use Novomed pioneered in the region. It is intended for penile corporal rejuvenation, meaning a harder and sustainable erection. It can also lead to penis enlargement when used according to a special protocol.
3.Low-intensity shockwave therapy
It is another effective treatment, which improves blood circulation in the penis by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels, making it easier to attain and maintain a stronger erection. We offer one of the most advanced devices with a linear applicator for delivering shockwave therapy.
4. Penile implants
If other treatment options don’t achieve the desired result, a penile implant could be recommended. There are many types of these implants available and our urologists can discuss all the implications with you. Do not hesitate to get in touch – We have experts in treating erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
If you want to know more about Erectile Dysfunction Treatment or to book an appointment with our Urologist call us on the toll-free number 800 (NOVO) 6686 or click the live chat icon at the bottom of the screen.