The initial treatment may aim to deal with the disorder through oral medication. If oral medications prove not to be suitable or sufficient, a range of other treatments options exist. These include injections, physical therapy, testosterone replacement and surgery.
The use of injections involves self-injecting medication into the side of your penis. The result is an artificial erection that lasts for around an hour.
Another delivery method involves placing an erection-inducing drug into a drug delivery device (suppository) which is then inserted into the urethra where it dissolves in the blood stream. This treatment also results in an hour-long erection.
Testosterone replacement is usually needed in men suffering from low levels of hormonal testosterone. As the name suggests, this therapy involves the replacement of testosterone via methods including injection, patch, gel and gum.
Penile implants consist of surgically implanting inflatable rods on either side of the penis. When an erection is required, the rods can be inflated and kept as such for as long as required. These rods are made so that they are both flexible and robust, thus properly simulating the solidity and flexibility of the erected penis.
In cases where sexual dysfunction is due to obstructed blood-vessels, a surgery might be required.