ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION TREATMENT IN MILFORD
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. Having erection trouble from time to time isn't necessarily a cause for concern. If erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, however, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection also can be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease down the road. Dr. Steinberg is an expert in the confidential evaluation and treatment of ED. Treatments for ED include the following:
After a complete evaluation, Dr. Steinberg may prescribe a customized regimen of oral medications which are often extremely successful treating erectile dysfunction in most men. These medications enhance the effects of nitric oxide — a natural chemical your body produces that relaxes muscles in the penis; this causes an increase in blood flow to the penis and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation. The medications are:
- Sildenafil (Viagra)
- Tadalafil (Cialis)
- Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)
- Avanafil (Stendra)
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PENILE INJECTION THERAPY
There are several medications to treat ED that are injected directly into the penis to achieve an erection. With this therapy, Dr. Steinberg teaches patients to use a fine needle to inject a tiny amount of medication into the base or side of the penis. Injection therapies typically produce an erection that lasts about 20 to 40 minutes. The needle used for the injection is very fine, and any pain from the injection site is usually minor. The medication prescribed for this injection treatment is TRIMIX, a mixture of alprostadil, papaverine, and phentolamine which is custom prescribed for patients.
VACUUM ERECTION DEVICE (VED)
A vacuum erection device is a hollow tube with a hand-powered or battery-powered pump that is placed over the penis. This creates a “vacuum” that improves blood flow into the penis. Once an erection is achieved, a tension ring is slipped around the base of the penis to hold in the blood and keep the penis firm when the device is removed. If prescribed, Dr. Steinberg teaches patients how to effectively use a Vacuum Erection Device.
PENILE IMPLANT SURGERY
As an alternative to medication and other treatment options, Penile Implant surgery is highly effective in treating ED. Dr. Steinberg is an expert at penile implant surgery; the procedure involves surgically placing devices, which consist of inflatable rods into both sides of the penis. Inflatable devices allow the patient to control when and how long you have an erection.Penile implants are usually not recommended until other methods have been tried first. Implants have a high degree of satisfaction among men who have tried and failed more conservative therapies.
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To learn more about treatment for Erectile Dysfunction, please contact Dr. Steinberg at his Milford office at 508-473-6333.