Sexual problem called impotence is a widely discussed problem because it concerns millions of men and their sexual partners. This problem, otherwise named erectile dysfunction, affects the life and health of a person greatly. Its impact is hard to estimate and its consequences are not easy to cope with.
Still erectile dysfunction is well treated today, so most men can receive a very good treatment by going to their doctors.
The symptoms of erectile dysfunction are unpleasant for each man: flabby or loose erections, no erections, lost erections during or before sexual act.
If the symptoms bother a person during a long period of time, then he has impotence and needs a treatment.
First of all the diagnosis should be put correctly. Sometimes it is difficult even for professionals. That is why a doctor may need to know a full medical history of a patient, his lab tests of blood and urine, examine him and ask him several questions. In some of the cases, general practitioners refer men to other health specialists including cardiologist, diabetes specialist, urologist and endocrinologist.
Before the treatment it is necessary to understand the cause of the problem. ED can be a signal of different health disorders including diabetes, atherosclerosis, nerve damage, cardiovascular disease, prostate gland disease and others.
Erectile dysfunction is more common in older men due to these different physiological disorders. But young men can also suffer from some types of impotence. They often have psychological inability to have erections because of stress, fatigue, other emotional disturbances and depression. Erectile dysfunction in younger males is easier to treat.
Other causes of ED include: alcohol abuse, smoking, medicine treatment, overweight, long abstinence from sex.
A strong erection can arrive only under condition that a person’s blood vessels are functioning normally, his nerves are working properly, his blood circulation is not impaired and he can react to sexual stimulation. If anything goes wrong, an erection won’t occur.
The first-line therapy of nowadays is medical method of ED management. This is considered the most useful, safest and the most effective treatment available and suitable practically for all men.
Oral ED pills are medicines inhibiting the enzyme called PDE-5. Such medicines as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra all belong to the group of PDE-5 inhibitors. Their principle of work is the same. Still they differ in the effect and time of action.
When choosing from any of these medicines, it is necessary to consult a doctor. For some men the use of these drugs is contraindicated.