Soft erection refers to a condition where you are not able to attain hard erection when you become sexually aroused. Although it is not impotence or erectile dysfunction, weak erection puts you at risk of becoming impotent. In almost all cases, weak erections is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying health problem. Unlike several years ago when there were no definite treatments for weak erection, advances made in the field of medical technology has made available a number of soft erection treatment options, depending on ascertained cause.
You may develop soft erection because of psychological problems. Weak erection due to psychological problems is in most cases sudden, meaning that you lose interest in sex with your libido hitting rock bottom. Psychological problems that can make you have weak erection include high stress level over time, unstable relationship, worries about your finances, job loss, depression and worries about your sexual performance. You however need to note that like with any other man, you are most likely to have weak erection at one time or another, which is perfectly normal. It is when you continuously have weak erection that you need to seek medical attention.
You can also develop soft erection due to physical injury. Unlike weak erection brought about by psychological problems, weak erection due to physical injury develops over time. Physical injury can be on your pelvic area or on your penis itself. Note that physical injury can also be caused by such diseases as diabetes, substance abuse, prescription medications and surgery.
Cause of weak erection is not limited to psychological and physical injury. You can also develop weak erection depending on your regular diet. It may be that your regular diet is made up of foodstuffs that not only interfere with hormonal balance in your body but foodstuffs that are otherwise not healthy.
There are several soft erection treatment options available. These include:
Counseling – Counseling is employed as soft erection treatment in case yours is caused by psychological factors.
Hormonal therapy – Your physician may recommend hormonal therapy in case your weal erection is caused by hormonal imbalance in your body, which can be abnormal levels of prolactin, estrogen or testosterone.
Vacuum devices – There are a number of vacuum devices designed to treat weak erection, which your physician can recommend. In most cases, physicians recommend vacuum devices in cases where physical injury has been ascertained to be the cause of weak erection.
Injection therapy – Automatic injector devices are available that inject special medication into your penis. It is the medication that enhances flow of blood into your penis, allowing you to attain hard erection just before sexual intercourse.
Suppositories – Although not very common, suppositories are available for use as soft erection treatment. You are obligated to insert a suppository (medication) inside your penis using a plastic applicator. Once the medication is deposited in the urethra, it is absorbed by the surrounding tissue, causing erection.
Oral medications – Oral medications are probably the most common soft erection treatment option available. They include such medications as Viagra. Although sold over the counter, it is highly recommended that you consult you physician before buying because there are instances when you cannot use Viagra.
These are just a few soft erection treatment options available. The choice of the best option that is suitable for you will no doubt depend on diagnosis, cause and your physician’s informed opinion. One thing you must avoid when you experience weak erection is to involve yourself in self medication. You may simply make your case worse.