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Impotence (Erectile dysfunction)

Impotence (Erectile dysfunction) - How to prevent?

Impotence (Erectile dysfunction) - Treatments

The treatment options, once psychological causes have been ruled out, are:-

Oral therapy

Sildenafil (Viagra) may be prescribed. The medication enhances the ability to attain and maintain an erection in up to 60% of trial subjects. Patients will be advised to comply strictly with the prescription recommendations, especially for persons with heart problems

Intracavernosal injections

Prostaglandin E1 (Alprostadil) is self-injected by the patient to achieve an erection. There are risks involved, including prolonged erection and formation of fibrous tissue at the site of injection.

Trans-urethral agents

This involves the delivery of a pellet of Prostaglandin E1 Alprostadil) into the urethra.

External suction devices

This involves the use of suction devices to pull blood into the penis so as to attain and maintain an erection for intercourse.


Penile prosthesis (implants) can be fitted for selected patients. Vascular ligature is performed in patients with blood flow problems causing erectile dysfunction.

Impotence (Erectile dysfunction) - Preparing for surgery

Impotence (Erectile dysfunction) - Post-surgery care

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