Related Symptoms & Signs

ED signs often emerge in the course of sexual activity, and, if the problem becomes frequent, men should consult an ED specialist. ED related symptoms such as premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, an inability to ejaculate, a reduced libido, and a low sex drive can inhibit normal sexual performance. ED causes can be attributed to physical issues that have developed into chronic ED problems, as well as psychological issues in the excitement response phase. Both a reduced libido and a low sex drive can result from physical issues such as poor diet, hormonal imbalances, and inhibiting lifestyle choices. After ED specialists make a thorough diagnosis of each patient’s ED experience, they can recommend the most effective ED treatment. The ejaculatory function is related to erectile dysfunction, and issues such as premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, or an inability to ejaculate will also have some psychological and physical indications.

While many are familiar with erectile dysfunction, the ejaculatory dysfunction is actually the most prevalent male sexual dysfunction. Pharmacologic treatments for premature ejaculation will often include off-label therapy with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs are well known to have a side effect of delaying ejaculation, so these medications serve as ED medications in this context, and are currently the most favored clinical approach. Conversely, delayed ejaculation may be caused by the use of SSRIs used to treat depression and other emotional conditions, and patients experience the unwanted side effect. In these cases, ED specialists may recommend the use of different drugs or to seek another treatment alternative. Medications that are typically used to treat other physical problems may also be used as ED medications, and sometimes to treat delayed ejaculation. For example, Amantadine, a Parkinson's medication, Buspirone, an anti-anxiety medication, and Cyproheptadine, an allergy medication, may be prescribed to treat delayed ejaculation.

An inability to ejaculate is usually caused by anorgasmia, or an inability to reach orgasm. Often associated with post op complications from prostate surgery or other conditions that damage the nerves of the penis, anorgasmia can be treated after a careful diagnosis. Certain kinds of drug use may be recommended, and, now, acoustic wave therapy for ED may provide the most effective ED treatment. Shockwave therapy can regenerate nerves and induce neovascularization for better penile response.

Currently there is no therapy for those who have had their prostate and seminal vesicles removed.

If your ED problems include premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, an inability to ejaculate, a reduced libido, or a low sex drive, discuss the details of your ED related symptoms with specialists and learn about effective ED treatments for these and other erectile dysfunction issues.


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