GOOD DAY NEW YORK: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options – Dr. David Samadi
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects men of all ages. While the cause is often unknown, there are treatment options available.
Dr. David Samadi is a urologic oncologist and the Chairman of Urology & Robotics Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also a Fox News Medical A-Team Contributor.
In an appearance on Good Day New York, Dr. Samadi discussed the causes and treatments for ED.
Dr. Samadi explained that the most common causes of ED are diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These conditions can damage the blood vessels and nerves that are necessary for an erection.
Other causes of ED include smoking, alcohol abuse, and certain medications. Psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression can also contribute to ED.
There are several treatment options available for ED. These include oral medications, injections, and surgery.
Oral medications such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra work by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the penis. These medications are taken before sexual activity and are effective for 4-5 hours.
Injections such as alprostadil are also effective for treating ED. These medications are injected into the penis and work by increasing blood flow to the area.
Surgery is another option for treating ED. This includes penile implants and vascular surgery. Penile implants are devices that are surgically implanted into the penis. They are effective for 90% of men who use them. Vascular surgery is a less common treatment option and is only recommended for men who have a specific type of vascular disease.
Dr. Samadi also discussed the importance of lifestyle changes in the treatment of ED. These changes include quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly.
Making these changes can help improve overall health and potentially reverse the effects of ED.