If you’re having trouble getting and keeping an erection, you may not have erectile dysfunction (ED). It might be a temporary problem brought on by things like stress, fatigue, or drinking too much alcohol.
Your doctor should be able to clear up the mystery. So go pay a visit.
Having trouble getting an erection can be embarrassing. No man wants to admit that he can’t get it up. Some men are so embarrassed that they’re even reluctant to talk to their doctor about erectile dysfunction.
That’s bad for several reasons. Erection difficulties can be an early warning sign of serious health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Erectile dysfunction can also be caused by certain medications, such as blood pressure drugs. And no matter what’s causing your erection problems,...
Avanafil (Stendra), sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn) will work for most men. You take these medications before sex. When they work, you can get a normal erection when you’re turned on.
Vacuum inflation tools are an option. They draw blood into your penis. You slip a rubber ring over the base to keep your erection. Remove the ring after 30 minutes to restore circulation and prevent damage.
If the problem is with your blood vessels, surgery to open arteries that bring blood to the penis may help. Which procedure you’ll need depends on your symptoms. Surgery isn’t a main treatment option, but it can help if your ED was caused by an injury.