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Erectile Dysfunction FAQs (cont.)

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

Treatment options include sexual counseling, medications, external vacuum devices, hormonal therapy, penile injections, or intraurethral suppositories (see Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction for treatment options). In highly selected cases under the supervision of a urology specialist in ED, combination therapy using several of these methods together can be used. If none of these therapies is satisfactory, penile implants through surgery can be considered.

Illustration of two rigid cylinders placed into the penis.
Illustration of two rigid cylinders placed into the penis.
Illustration of two balloon cylinders placed into the penis.
Illustration of two balloon cylinders placed into the penis.

Most patients start with Viagra and other similar drugs. No one could miss all of the consumer advertising for drugs to aid in ED. You see advertising for these drugs in magazines and on TV. Certainly there are plenty of jokes about Viagra and similar drugs, but ED is not funny if you are experiencing it.

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