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Urologist Des Moines Offers Alternatives to Viagra

According to urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar, when men are suffering from erectile dysfunction, they are surprisingly hesitant to seek help. In fact, studies show that only 25% of men diagnosed with ED actually seek treatment for their condition.

That means that 75% of men suffering from ED aren’t taking anything for it or even talking to their urologist Des Moines about their performance issues. This is surprising given the fact that we have effective treatments such as pills, pellets, shots, and surgery that are nearly 100 percent effective.

It may be time to try one of these other not so well-known treatments:

Prostaglandin E1 injections: An injection into your penis may sound like the last thing any man would even consider, but these injections are actually effective in about 90 percent of men who suffer from ED. And they work much faster than pills with an erection typically occurring within 10 to 15 minutes, making it a more spontaneous option.

Prostaglandin E1 pellets: If you’re definitely not interested in using a needle, there’s another way to administer prostaglandins.   You can insert them as a suppository into the tip of your penis so the meds are absorbed through the lining of your urethra. They do take a bit longer to kick in, causing an erection in about 20 minutes to half an hour.

Vacuum erection devices: A penis vacuum is a practical, fairly inexpensive option for treating ED. The patient attaches a pump to the end of his penis, and then they place a ring around the base of the shaft to trap the blood.

L-arginine: This amino acid can enhance blood flow to the penis by boosting the production of nitric oxide, a chemical that expands your vessels. You need to take just one gram per day, not exceeding that amount if you have a history of herpes flare-ups.

Testosterone replacement therapy: When your penis stops working, you may incorrectly assume that low testosterone is to blame. But the truth is, a shortage of testosterone accounts for only about 5 percent of ED cases.

If you are suffering from the effects of erectile dysfunction Des Moines residents trust urologist Dr. Fawad Zafar. Don’t wait – call us today to schedule a confidential consultation.

 

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