Do you think you have found the best ED pill?
You’ve surely heard the commercials for Levitra (Vardenafil), Cialis (Tadalafil) Viagra (Sildenafil) and Stendra (Avanafil) and promises these are the absolute best medications for erectile dysfunction. These medications can work great, they enhance the effects of nitric oxide which is a natural chemical your body produces that relaxes the penis muscles. This relaxation is what allows blood to flow making an erection possible.
What people misunderstand is that oral ED medications are not aphrodisiacs. These forms of erectile dysfunction medications will not cause excitement and are not needed by men who get normal erections. Rumor has it that taking just one ED tablet will immediately produce an erection. We hear this quite frequently from our patients. What people misunderstand is that sexual stimulation is required to cause the release of the nitric oxide. Erectile dysfunction medications amplify the release of this chemical.
Many of our patients have suffered side effects from taking oral erectile dysfunction medication, side effects include headaches, nasal congestion, upset stomach, visual changes and backaches. Other side effects that could be more dangerous to you include: hypotension or extremely low blood pressure, heart disease or heart failure.
Thousands of dollars are spent each year by consumers looking for the best cure for erectile dysfunction. Not all prescriptions, over the counter medications and natural remedies will work. Some may be less effective for those men who have diabetes or are recovering from prostate surgery.
Suppositories and injections to treat ED:
What happens when the ED pill does not work? Some men have tried self injections, suppositories and testosterone replacement to cure erectile dysfunction. Alprostadil self-injection is common and uses a fine needle to inject the ED medication into the base or side of the penis. Erections can last no longer than one-hour, however, side effects can include the formation of fibrous tissue at the injection site and a prolonged erection coupled with some mild bleeding.
We have had patients suffering from erectile dysfunction tell us they have tried using Alprostadil intraurethral therapy to treat their ED. This method involves placing a tiny suppository within the penile urethra. Erections can start within 10 minutes and last up to 60 minutes. Side effects can include the development of fibrous tissue inside the penis and minor bleeding in the urethra.
One additional method to treating ED is testosterone replacement. If a man has incredibly low levels of testosterone erectile dysfunction may be the result. Testosterone replacement may be used with other treatments.
Treatments options for erectile dysfunction:
There are dozens of ways to treating erectile dysfunction. We have many patients who have spent thousands on what they thought was “the best erectile dysfunction pill” only to find out the pills just don’t work or they have experienced some terrible side effects. People have also tried a holistic and more natural approach to treating erectile dysfunction including the use herbal treatments and eating organic foods.
Each man is different in how they will respond to any treatment for erectile dysfunction. The internet can be a man’s worst enemy as far as researching for the top ED treatment. So many variables come into play and the health risks of trying different erectile dysfunction treatment options without the counseling of a medical professional can be risky business.
If you have seen a urologist for erectile dysfunction treatment or you find yourself doing some “self-diagnosis” do yourself a favor and get the opinion of men’s sexual health doctor. At the Kansas City Men’s Clinic we specialize in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. We pride ourselves in offering FDA approved treatment pathways. Our all male staff will keep your appointment quick and confidential. We serve the entire Kansas City area. Call our office today at (816) 533-4420 or request an appointment online.