In this article, you’ll learn what impotence injections are and how they can help someone suffering from erectile dysfunction.
What are impotence injections and when did they start?
Using injections to generate erections is a treatment that was first used in the early 1990s. It has proved to be an extremely effective treatment for impotence. The drug was injected into the corpora cavernosa of the penis (two chambers filled with sponge-like erectile tissue) with papaverine.
What is Papaverine?
This was a drug used during surgery to dilate blood vessels.
How impotence injections work
The relaxing blood vessels in the penis are injected with the drug. This causes the penis to become engorged with blood. Causing an erection to occur.
How impotence injections advanced in modern medicine
Many changes have occurred since then. Advancements in drug treatment for impotence have caused impotence injections to become increasingly successful. Now it is common for three drugs to be used.
The original Paperavine is now commonly mixed with alprostadil (a synthetic version of Prostaglandin, which is a natural human hormone) and Phentolamine. Combining these drugs has led to significant improvements in effectiveness over the original usage of one single drug.
How are impotence injections administered?
The injections are usually administered with thin needles. The kind of needles that diabetics use to inject themselves with insulin. Many patients said the injections are painless.
A doctor must prescribe the drugs being used in the impotence injection. It is normal for the doctor to demonstrate the injection process the first time. This helps to ensure it is done correctly and to make sure the dosage is suitable.
As long as the dosage is correct, an erection should begin within 10 to 15 minutes. It usually lasts for 60 and 90 minutes.
Precautions of impotence injections
Men who have had impotence injections report priapism fairly regularly. If the erection lasts for more than two or three hours, then you should get medical attention immediately.
Recommendation by doctors
You shouldn’t inject more than two or three times a week. There are also health risks if you have pre-existing medical conditions like sickle cell anemia or leukemia.
Impotence injections are effective. However, remember, you are injecting invasive drugs into an extremist sensitive part of your anatomy. Impotence injections are not a natural treatment for the condition, but it is an option.