Can Penile Injection Therapy Correct Erectile Dysfunction?

Can Penile Injection Therapy Correct Erectile Dysfunction?
June 08 10:06 2018 Print This Article

Viagra, the little blue pill that has changed many sex lives for the better, is used by men all over the globe.

Unfortunately, Viagra doesn’t work for everyone. Many men aren’t able to use pills such as Viagra due to underlying health conditions or because of other medication that they’re already taking.  

If you’re a part of this minority, you’ll be happy to know that there are a variety of other options available to you.

Penile injections aren’t as bad as they sound

Reading the words ‘penile injection therapy’ is enough to make any man cringe but rest assured, it’s not as bad as it sounds.

Not only is the needle tiny but the pinprick can hardly be felt. The other upside is that the results of penile injection therapy are almost instantaneous.

It was during 1977 that penile injections were discovered. During a routine bypass surgery, a surgeon accidentally injected a muscle and blood vessel relaxant called papaverine into the groin area of his patient. After a few minutes, the injection had produced an erection that lasted around two hours.

Since then, several studies have shown that papaverine can increase blood flow to the penis and help with erectile dysfunction.

The demonstration that changed it all

In 1983, Dr. Brindley was set to address attendees at the Urodynamics Society conference in Las Vegas. Before his speech, he injected his penis with papverine. Once he was on stage, the doctor proceeded to pull down his pants to demonstrate the wonders of this new type of penile therapy.

Even though papaverine was the original medication used in penile injection therapy, there have been several other variants that have been made available, including phentolamine and alprostadil.

How does penile injection therapy work?

One of the non surgical penis enlargement procedures at Academy Laser Clinics is penile injections, a procedure that works in a similar way to oral drugs containing PDE5 inhibitors.

Once the penis is injected, an increase in blood flow will occur, which will help the patient achieve and maintain an erection more easily.

Patients who are taking nitrates or other antihypertensives aren’t suitable candidates for penile injections as there are too many low blood pressure risks if both treatments are used.

Pros and cons of penile injection therapy

Penile injections are the perfect solution for men who aren’t able to take medication such as Viagra and will be able to achieve an erection 10 to 20 minutes after each injection. Another pro is that penile injections are affordable, sometimes even more affordable than oral ED medications.

Prices can range from less than $10 to anything up to $40, with brand names such as Caverject and Edex being the most expensive. There are a number of great generics available and Trimix is a good combination injection that contains alprostadil, papaverine, and phentolamine.

The only side effects that you might experience as a user of penile injection are headaches and dizziness but these are generally very mild. It should be noted that if you experience an erection for an extended period of time, you should seek medical assistance.

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