OverviewAlmost all the men at least once in their lives suffered from erectile dysfunction the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. This is usually a temporary phenomenon, caused by excessive use of alcohol or fear.
However, some categories of male impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) is a constant chronic disease caused by fear, stress and uncertainty and dissatisfaction with themselves.
How comes an erection? Under the action of the whole combination of factors is an increase in blood flow and the time of the delay in special vessels of penis. It is believed that impotence is mainly a psychological problem associated with stress, fear and other psychological problems. However, recent studies have shown that about half of cases of erectile dysfunction due to physiological causes, many of which have been successfully treated.
Causes of impotenceFor medical reasons of impotence include:
- Complications of diabetes,
- Reduction of blood flow in vessels of small diameter (medical name - "microcirculation"),
- Nerve damage,
- Hormonal problems such as lack of testosterone,
- Obsession with cigarettes and alcohol,
- Diseases of the liver and kidneys,
- Taking certain drugs: sedatives, tranquilizers, diuretics and antihypertensive drugs.
Impotence may occur after operations on the bladder, prostate, bowel and lower regions of the spine.
The psychological causes include stress or a recent change of lifestyle. However, it is proved that their impotence is caused by only 15% of cases. In addition, frequently impotence has a psychological cause and physiological bases.
What can a doctor?Whatever the reason, the majority of men suffering from impotence, you can help. Consultations may help patients with psychological problems. Medical and surgical or related drugs may help to solve many problems.
Only a doctor can determine the cause of impotence, and to recommend appropriate treatment. You should know that modern medicine offers a variety of methods for the solution of delicate problems.
The discovery of such drugs as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra) has significantly changed the lives of many couples. These drugs increase the flow and contribute to the retention of blood in the penis. They really are effective, but patients who have cardiovascular disease, should be used with caution. Men applying nitrates should not use the above drugs.
Hormone injections directly into the penis is also effective, and men can learn to do them yourself. If you are not being treated cases surgically inserted into the penis pump like device that allows the holder to literally turn on and off an erection on their own.
Many men are embarrassed to ask about impotence, to the doctor. Gathering her courage, and talking about this with the doctor, they have every chance of improvement or a return of sexual life.