How is erectile dysfunction treated?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | Aug. 11, 2021, 1:31 p.m.
Erectile dysfunction — also called ED — is very treatable. Your treatment depends on why your penis can't get or stay erect (hard). A nurse or doctor can help you understand what may be causing your ED.
Treatment options include:
Pills from a doctor or nurse — like Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis — may help you get and stay hard. But not everyone can use them safely.
A vacuum pump device that you put your penis in to help it get and stay hard.
Counseling or psychotherapy.
Medicines injected into your penis or put into your urethra.
If your ED is caused by transgender hormone therapy, your doctor or nurse may be able to adjust your hormone levels. Your doctor or nurse may also refer you to a urologist to talk about your treatment options.
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