Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Erectile dysfunction treatments aim to help men who cannot develop or maintain an erection. For many men, this is something that they will experience from time to time and generally, it’s nothing to be concerned about. It’s a sensitive subject though, with perceived stigmas acting as a barrier for men who are experiencing this as an ongoing issue. However, being diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED) is certainly not something that should be stigmatised and new urology treatments are helping hundreds of men to regain their confidence.
Qunomedical is here to help you to find high-quality, affordable erectile dysfunction treatments at home, and abroad. We’ve done the legwork, thoroughly vetting clinics and doctors, so that you can choose from highly-experienced doctors, at a fair price.
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Illustration of the male reproductive system.
Illustration of the male reproductive system.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Quick Details
WHO IS THIS FOR
Males who have trouble getting or maintaining an erection .
The duration of your erectile dysfunction treatment can vary, depending on your individual case, and the type of procedure you go for.
Surgery for example, usually takes around 1-2 hours.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
Medication side effects may include headaches, upset stomach, flushing, nasal congestion, and visual impairments.
Intracavernous and intraurethral medication side effects can include bleeding, pain, and hematoma.
Possible side effects of a vacuum erection aid can be bruising of your penis, limited ejaculation, and feeling of coldness/numbness of the penis.
Side effects associated with surgery include failure of prosthesis, infection, pain, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Costs
Prices for ED treatments have become more affordable in recent years. However, costs do vary depending on the specific clinic or doctor that you go for and, more importantly, where you choose to have your treatment. ED treatment costs abroad are often significantly cheaper than in places like the UK or US.
Qunomedical can help you to find high-quality erectile dysfunction treatments at home, and abroad. If you're interested in finding out more, contact us and one of our Patient Managers will be in touch to talk you through the options. We offer a 100% free, non-binding assessment to anyone interested in a treatment.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also sometimes referred to as impotence, describes the inability to get or maintain an erection. As previously mentioned, many men may experience something like this every now and then, with stress often being a common cause. However, if you’re finding that this is an ongoing issue then it’s advisable to seek advice and treatment from your doctor.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
There are a number of possible causes when it comes to ED. These causes can be both emotional and physical. We’ve listed some of the most common ones below.
Drug and alcohol abuse
Stress, anxiety, and depression
Hormonal issues such as impairments in the thyroid
Peyronie’s disease and other related anatomical issues
These are just a selection of some of the most common causes of ED. Men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction may find that it’s caused by one, or several, of these or other issues.
How Is ED Diagnosed?
When attempting to diagnose ED, your doctor may carry out a physical examination and ask about your medical history. During a consultation, they will also go through the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) which is a routine questionnaire to help diagnose ED. In cases where your urologist suspects an underlying condition to be the cause of ED, they might suggest blood and urine tests. These can also check your hormones levels, and in certain cases, ultrasounds are used to check your blood flow.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatments: What Options Are Available?
Following initial consultations, your doctor will move forward and discuss with you about which treatment will be most suitable. ED treatments are highly dependent on individual situations and the underlying causes of the ED.
Below, we’ve outlined the main erectile dysfunction treatment options. We’ve listed these in the same general treatment pattern that’s followed by urologists in ED cases. This means that different treatment types are used at different stages, starting at first with oral medication and ending with erectile dysfunction surgery as the last option.
Stage 1 - Oral Medication
Stage 2 - Intraurethral Alprostadil
Stage 3 - Intracavernous Alprostadil
Stage 4 - Vacuum Erection Tube
Stage 5 - Erectile Dysfunction Surgery
What Should I Expect From Erectile Dysfunction Treatment?
In cases where ED is not caused by an underlying condition, a urologist will always recommend starting off with oral medications. Erectile dysfunction surgery is generally only undertaken when other treatment options are unsuccessful. It’s important that you take medication in the recommended dosages, as overdosing can result in unfortunate side effects that may be harmful. Lastly, as with any treatment, it may be necessary to make lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, attending counselling sessions if required, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and drinking as much as possible.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment: Abroad or at Home?
Year on year, there has been an increasing amount of patients travelling abroad to receive ED treatment. There are a few reasons that explain this recent rise in popularity.
Costs: As we can see from the table above, erectile dysfunction treatment costs are often significantly lower abroad than in places like the UK or US. ED treatments in Lithuania is one of the most popular options, thanks to low prices on offer.
Quality of care: Low prices for ED treatments abroad doesn’t mean low quality either. Clinics abroad are home to some of the most experienced doctors, as well as top of the range facilities.
At Qunomedical, we employ a strict vetting process for both clinics and doctors. Using our proprietary scoring system, Qunoscore, we analyse doctors using 21 unique data points including, qualifications, accreditations, experience, reviews from past patients, and much more.
Why Choose Qunomedical?
Qunomedical takes a patient first approach to healthcare. We’re on a mission to help everyone access high-quality, affordable care, regardless of their background. Wherever you want to go for erectile dysfunction treatment, you can contact us for a 100% free, non-binding assessment. One of our Patient Managers will then be in touch to get you started, providing you with information on thoroughly vetted clinics and doctors. Your Patient Manager will stay with you all the way through to your successful recovery.