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ED isn’t just a natural part of aging that you’re stuck accepting. Guys with ED have several erectile dysfunction treatment options to consider, depending on the reason for their ED. The sooner you learn about ED treatment alternatives, the sooner you can go back to sharing and enjoying intimate moments with your significant other.

Finding an Erectile Dysfunction doctor with the skills and experience necessary to help you regain control of your sexual health is easy with the Coloplast online physician locator.

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options

When pills aren’t an option, a penile implant can offer real hope. A penile implant is a medical device that is custom-fit and surgically placed into a penis to produce a natural-looking and natural-feeling erection.

Lifestyle Changes

The same healthy lifestyle tips your doctor has been recommending for years can also help treat your ED:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing alcohol consumption
  • Losing weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Reducing stress

These steps aren’t an instant fix, but they’ll improve your blood flow and nerve functioning. This should give you more energy and may reduce the severity of your ED in the process.

Drug Therapy

When lifestyle changes alone don’t work, drug therapy is normally the next step. Prescription pills are the most commonly prescribed therapy for ED, but are far from the only option, and may not be best for you. With drug therapy, there’s a risk of side effects such as headaches, back pain, upset stomach, or muscle tenderness. You must also provide your doctor with a complete list of medications you’re taking, including dietary supplements.

In addition to pills, injections can be used to treat ED. They are easily administered, but can lead to scarring and painful erections.

Penile Pumps

Also called vacuum constriction devices, penile pumps are devices that are placed over the penis to draw blood into the shaft. Once the vacuum creates an erection, the retaining band is slid down to the lower end of the penis and the pump is removed. You can leave the band on for up to 30 minutes.

Penile Implants

When other treatments haven’t helped, a penile implant could be the right solution. A penile implant is a medical device that is surgically placed into a penis to produce a natural-looking and natural-feeling erection. Implants are custom-fitted to your anatomy. Sensitivity and the ability to ejaculate aren’t typically affected either, so you’ll be able to have an orgasm normally (unless you have a medical condition that prevents this).

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Titan® and Titan® Touch Inflatable Penile Prosthesis – Important Safety Information

A penile implant, also called a penile prosthesis, is concealed entirely within the body to address erectile dysfunction (impotence). The implant requires some degree of manipulation before and after intercourse to make the penis erect or flaccid.

Indications
The Titan and Titan Touch Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is indicated for male patients suffering from erectile dysfunction (impotence) who are considered to be candidates for implantation of a penile prosthesis.

Contraindications
The Titan and Titan Touch Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is contraindicated in patients who have one or more of the following: (1) Patients with an active infection present anywhere in the body, especially urinary tract or genital infection. (2) Patients with a documented sensitivity to silicone. (3) Patients with unresolved problems affecting urination, such as an elevated residual urine volume secondary to bladder outlet obstruction or neurogenic bladder. (4) Patients unwilling to undergo any further surgery for device revision.

Warnings
Implantation of the device may make latent natural erections, as well as other interventional treatment options, impossible. Men with diabetes or spinal cord injuries, as well as immunocompromised patients, may have an increased risk of infection associated with a prosthesis. Implantation of a penile prosthesis may result in penile shortening, curvature or scarring.

Precautions
Removal of an implanted prosthesis without timely reimplantation of a new prosthesis may complicate subsequent reimplantation or may make it impossible. MRI quality may be compromised if the area of interest is in the exact same area or relatively close to the position of the Titan, and Titan Touch IPP. Be sure to consult with your physician. Patients should discuss all available treatment options and their risks and benefits with their physician. Health conditions which hamper sexual activity, such as severe chest pain (angina), may prevent successful use of this device. The prosthesis should not be implanted in patients who lack the manual dexterity or strength necessary to operate the device. Trauma to the pelvic or abdominal areas, such as impact injuries associated with sports (e.g., bicycle riding), can result in damage of the implanted device and/or surrounding tissues. This damage may result in the malfunction of the device and may necessitate surgical correction, including replacement of the device. The device may be used in the presence of Peyronie's Disease.

Potential Complications
Penile implants are surgical solutions requiring a healing period that have risks associated with surgery such as scrotal swelling, auto-inflation, discomfort, angulation/curvature, swelling (edema), device malfunction, chronic pain, difficulty with ejaculation, transient urinary retention, fever, migration, patient dissatisfaction, infection at surgical site or wound, deflation, swelling of clotted blood or clear fluid (hematoma/seroma), wound leakage, bleeding, delayed wound healing, narrowing of the opening of the foreskin (phimosis), sensory loss, cylinder malfunction, formation of thick tissue (fibrous capsule formation), over/under inflation, erosion, scrotal reddening (erythema), genital change, and inguinal hernia.This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Discuss the treatment options with your physician to understand the risks and benefits of the various options to determine if a penile implant is right for you.Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.