There are many ways to treat sexual dysfunction, including counseling, treatment of other physical problems, mechanical devices, prescription and over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements.
Here is a quick overview of some of these different options.
The cause of sexual dysfunction can be physical or psychological. Physical causes include
heart disease, brain disorders, surgery or injury, adverse effects of medications, kidney disease, liver failure, hormonal imbalances,
drug abuse, and smoking. Psychological causes include
stress, anxiety, marital problems,
depression, and previous traumatic sexual experiences.
Whether it affects arousal, performance, or climax, sexual dysfunction is a real problem for people who have it. Once the problem is identified, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable.
Sexual Enhancement Drugs
Sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra) are all used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. However, those who take nitrate medication should be aware that taking both nitrates and these sexual enhancement drugs can cause a life-threatening drop in blood pressure.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a