Once your physician identifies the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction, there are a variety of treatments including:
- Penile implants
- Vascular therapy
- Mechanical devices
- Psychological counseling
Your Riverside physician may prescribe a medication to help your ED.
If medications don't bring results, your Riverside urologist may recommend a penile implant. Penile implants are small rods or inflatable devices implanted in the penis that can be manipulated to create an erection.
If a patient suffers from vascular blockages caused by injury to the penis or pelvis, vascular surgery may be considered to correct ED.
Vacuum devices can be used to force blood into the penis that initiates an erection. A tension ring can then be tightened at the base of the penis to maintain the erection during intercourse.
If urologists determine that a patient's ED may be related to stress, anxiety, depression or other psychological conditions, they may refer a patient to a psychologist or psychiatrist who has experience treating patients with sexual problems.