Medication, Manhood, and Male Enhancement Practices

Published: Feb 1, 2022 | Revised: Feb 9, 2024
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

Medication, Manhood, and Male Enhancement

Medication for Sexual Performance Enhancement i.e. Male Enhancement is used in a variety of scenarios. It can be applied to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Premature Ejaculation (PE), Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), prostatitis, or hormone deficiencies (for instance, testosterone deficiency), among other pathologies.

Mind that ED and PE can be a consequence of underlying diseases, such as, for instance, BPH, prostatitis, UTI, diabetes, testosterone deficiency, or cardiovascular diseases. In those cases the underlying ailment will be treated to resolve ED or PE, of course.

Below we take a look at some specific dysfunctions and discuss how medication can come to help. To avoid confusion: medication can be used for much more conditions than those mentioned below; these paragraphs are just to give you the idea.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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Medication for ED may come in various forms, which include pills, patches, creams, gels, injectable solutions, and penile suppositories.

Some common well-known medications for ED are Sildenafil (Viagra), Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), Tadalafil (Cialis) and Avanafil (Stendra), which are taken orally. They relax certain muscles in the penis which facilitates for increased blood flow to the penis and gives (or allows) an erection in response to sexual stimulation.

There are certain contraindications to taking ED medicines (such as having very low blood pressure or very high blood pressure, and liver disease, among others) and sometimes side effects may occur (headaches, dizziness, flushing, back pains, hearing loss, vision loss, long-term erections, among others). It’s always advised to first get a medical Ok from one’s physician before using ED medication.

Premature Ejaculation (PE)

To treat PE it’s common to use certain antidepressants, which prolong the time between arousal and ejaculation.

Another way to treat PE is to use topical anesthetics; these creams and sprays contain a numbing ingredient to reduce sensation, and are sometimes used to treat PE.

Additionally, some medications used to treat ED, such as Viagra and Cialis, may also help to control PE.

Anxiety and Depression

In some cases, a psychiatrist or psychologist can describe medication to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders (like insomnia), and such, that are a result of conditions like ED, a lack of self-confidence, prostate disorders, or PE, and so on.

These types of treatments generally don’t resolve the root of problems, but can be a help to temporarily suppress symptoms, allowing one to function better in daily life, while at the same time working on resolving the underlying issues.

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