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Learn about symptoms related to ED and effective treatment for these problems.

Related symptoms and signs of ED problems can include premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, an inability to ejaculate, a reduced libido, and a low sex drive.

ED signs can emerge in the course of sexual activity and, if the problem becomes frequent, 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 function.

ED causes can range across the spectrum of purely psychological issues in the excitement response phase, or can be attributed to physical issues that have developed into chronic ED problems. Both a reduced libido and a low sex drive can result from low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety, but both can also have their origins in physical issues such as poor diet, hormonal imbalances, and inhibiting lifestyle choices. Specialists will make a thorough diagnosis of each patient’s ED experience and determine what the most effective ED treatment will be for their ED related symptoms. The ejaculatory function is related to erectile dysfunction and functional 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 most prevalent male sexual dysfunction is the ejaculatory dysfunction.

Pharmacologic treatments for premature ejaculation will often include off-label therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Because SSRIs exhibit the well-established side effect of delaying ejaculation, these medications serve as medications for ED in this context and are currently the most favored clinical approach. Delayed ejaculation may be caused by the use of SSRIs that are used to treat depression and other emotional conditions, and specialists may recommend the use of different drugs or to seek another treatment alternative. Medications that are used to treat other physical problems may be enlisted for use as medications for ED, and are sometimes used to treat delayed ejaculation. For example, Amantadine, a Parkinson's medication, Buspirone, an anti-anxiety medication, and Cyproheptadine, an allergy medication may also be prescribed to treat delayed ejaculation.

The inability to ejaculate is usually caused by an inability to reach orgasm, known as anorgasmia. 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 to determine the most probable cause. Cessation of certain kinds of drug use may be recommended, and acoustic wave therapy for ED may provide the most effective ED treatment.

Shockwave therapy can be applied to regenerate nerves and to induce neovascularization for better penile response. There is currently no therapy for those who have had their prostate and seminal vesicles removed.

Discuss the details of your ED related symptoms with specialists to see if you qualify for medications for ED and/or ED treatments.