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How is male sexual dysfunction treated?

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Many cases of male sexual dysfunction can be corrected by treating the underlying physical or psychological problems. Treatment strategies may include the following:

  • Medical treatment. This involves treatment of any physical problem that may be contributing to a man's sexual dysfunction.
  • Medications. Drugs such as tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra) or vardenafil (Levitra), may help sexual function in men by increasing blood flow to the penis. Promescent is a drug used to treat premature ejaculation. The topical spray is applied to the penis and contains lidocaine, reducing sensitivity and allowing for more ejaculation control.
  • Hormones. Men with low levels of testosterone may benefit from hormone supplementation (testosterone replacement therapy).
  • Psychological therapy. Therapy with a trained counselor can help a person address feelings of anxiety, fear, or guilt that may have an impact on sexual function.
  • Mechanical aids. Aids such as vacuum devices and penile implants may help men with erectile dysfunction.
  • Education and communication. Education about sex and sexual behaviors and responses may help a man overcome his anxieties about sexual performance. Talk to your partner about your needs and concerns.

From: Sexual Problems in Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: 

Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2019

SOURCE: 

Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2019

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