- Making lifestyle modifications. Quitting smoking, losing weight and eating healthier will all improve your ability to have and maintain an erection.
- Oral medications, called PDE5 inhibitors. The most famous of these is Viagra, but similar medications include Cialis or Levitra. Some of these are taken once daily and some are taken “on demand” prior to sex. They work by increasing the blood flow to the erectile tissue in the penis.
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- Penile injection therapy. This involves direct injection of medication into the penis.
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- Vacuum constriction devices. For some kinds of erectile dysfunction a vacuum constriction device that increases blood flow to the erectile tissue by creating negative pressure around the penis may be effective.