Male impotence is also called Erectile Dysfunction (ED). It is a condition in which a man can not establish or maintain an erection hard enough for intercourse. Approximately 10 percent of American men have it.
Impotence is not a disease it is a condition caused by something else. Up to 85 percent of male impotence has a physical cause and 10 percent have a psychological cause. In five percent of male impotence the cause is unknown.
There are many causes of male impotence. Heart Disease, Diabetes, Prostrate Cancer, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Smoking, Drug side effects, Alcoholism, hormone imbalance, neurological disorders, and liver failure are all causes of impotence. The physical cause is the decrease in blood flow to the area or decrease of nerve impulses to the area. The good news is that 95 percent of ED cases can be treated.
There are several treatments for ED including penile implants, drugs, vacuum device, injection therapy, urethral suppository, and psychotherapy. A penile implant is a device filled with saline that is surgically planted in the penis. The device fills the penis with fluid when an erection is desired.
There are drugs that will increase the blood flow to the penis. These include [email protected]@, Cialis, and Levitra. The vacuum device is when the man places a plastic tube on his penis and pumps the air out creating a vacuum, which brings blood to the penis. The man gets an erection and places a band at the bottom of his penis to maintain it.
Injection therapy includes a man injecting medication into his penis. This dilates the blood flow and creates an erection. Treatment with a urethral suppository includes inserting the medicated suppository into the urethra, which increases blood flow to the area and creates an erection.
For some people ED does not have a physical cause. In these cases the man may have anxiety about sexual activity and psychotherapy can help. If you have male impotence, you should see a doctor of urology to diagnose the condition and discuss different treatments. There are some side effects with the treatments.
Impotence can be difficult in a relationship.Â Seeking help with your partner’s support is important. Impotence is a condition that can be treated.