Erectile dysfunction therapy according to the European Association of Urology Guidelines


Authors: T. Šrámková
Authors‘ workplace: Urologická klinika a Sexuologický ústav 1. LF UK a VFN v PrazeSexuologické oddělení LF MU a FN Brno
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2014, 16(4): 288-293
Category: Cardiology Review

Overview

The ideal treatment of ED considering the patient's welfare should be easy to administer, non‑invasive, painless and highly effective, with minimal side effects. Modern, oral first‑line erectile dysfunction therapy using phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors is safe, effective and well tolerated. Intracavernosal therapy as the second‑line therapy is safe and effective in diabetic patients, in men with cardiovascular disease and in men who have undergone radical prostatectomy. A new method of erectile dysfunction therapy is low‑ intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy which produces neovascularization. Lifestyle changes (intensive exercise and decrease in Body Mass Index) can improve erectile function.

Keywords:
erectile dysfunction –  treatment –  phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors –  intracavernosal therapy –  shock wave therapy


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