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A medical problem between the sheets! Erectile Dysfunction (ED)is a highly personal male problem that deals with difficulty in achieving and/or maintaining a penile erection during sexual intimacy. A study reported that 40 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction by 40 years of age and by the age of 70, the incidence went on to 70 percent.

What Leads to Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Inside the male penis, there are tissues and blood vessels which get filled with blood due to signaling from the brain upon sexual excitation. This leads to an erection. Therefore, if the amount of blood reaching the vessels is low or the tissues/vessels are damaged, that might be the primary cause of ED.

The main symptoms of ED are: reduced sexual interest and inability to achieve/maintain an erection. Generally speaking, ED can be caused due to physical health problems as well as psychological problems. While physical health problems can account for penile tissue damage, unregulated blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol, psychological problems deal with depression, anxiety, and mental health issues.

What Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options Are Available?

Diagnosing and treating ED requires more than symptom reviewing and physical examination. As mentioned earlier, ED causes can be intertwined with underlying health conditions and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Therefore a thorough understanding of the causes might be the best idea for treating the situation. Let us have a look at the available treatment options:

ED Medication: Drugs of Viagra or Levitra stimulate blood flow to the blood vessels in the penile region for helping in achieving erection. These drugs are generally advised before engaging in sexual activity.

Penile Pumps: As an alternative to oral medication, penile pumps can assist in erection using he concept of vacuum pressure. Moreover, once erection is achieved, a constriction band is used to maintain erection.

Penile Implants: Penile implants are inflatable or malleable rods that can be surgically implanted on either side of the penis to achieve an erection.

Psychotherapy: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a popular method to mitigate anxiety and negative thought patterns. This is useful for helping ED therapies that have underlying stress/anxiety causes.

Lifestyle Changes: Lifestyle changes direct towards leading a healthy and hygienic life by preventing smoking or alcohol consumption. This is mostly recommended to treat the underlying health conditions of diabetes and heart problems that might be responsible for ED.

While lifestyle changes and psychotherapies are recommended therapies, medications for ED do not work in several cases and may have side effects whereas penile implants pose serious surgical contamination risks. Therefore, doctors are looking towards alternative treatment therapies that are natural and safe.

Alternative Therapies for ED?

Alternative treatment of erectile dysfunction is based on stem cell therapy that is regarded safe and natural for repair and rejuvenation of penile tissues and blood vessels. Several reports have shown successful cases of stem cell therapy for treating  Erectile Dysfunction (ED) as blood flow is enhanced with repaired blood vessels and tissue regeneration promises better erection chances. Erectile Dysfunction treatment in India has been positively assisted by Advancells with much success till date and with more successful global patient stories, regenerative therapies for ED treatment will be a popularly accepted treatment regime.