What is Impotence in Males?
What is Impotence in Males? Impotence or erectile dysfunction is a condition when the male genitalia (penis) is not able to erect or difficult to survive in an erection position. Impotence is a fairly common sexual problem among men. Most of the cases are experienced by men who have aged 40 years and over.
Failure of a man in starting or maintaining an erection can be caused by many things, among them, depression, anxiety attacks, a less harmonious relationship with a partner, hormonal disorders, narrowing of blood vessels to the penis, and wounds / injuries to the penis.
In addition to these things, impotence can also be caused by the side effects of drugs (pain medication, hypertension drugs, antihistamines, antidepressants), excessive consumption of alcohol, and the use of illegal drugs.
Diagnosis of impotence
Diagnosis – To find out if a patient has impotence and what causes it, the doctor will ask around the patient’s perceived symptoms, medical history, and psychological conditions. In addition, the doctor may ask whether the patient is taking certain medications, addicted to alcoholic beverages, or use illegal drugs.
If the doctor suspects that the patient’s impotence is caused by a chronic condition, further examination will be done to confirm it. Some examples of such follow-up examination are urine test, blood test, ultrasonography (USG), and / or electrocardiogram (EKG).
Treatment of impotence
The treatment of impotence or erectile dysfunction will depend on the underlying cause. The doctor will order the patient to stop smoking, maintain ideal body weight, exercise routine, reduce alcohol consumption, or avoid drugs if impotence is caused by unhealthy lifestyles. If impotence is caused by stress, then the doctor may advise the patient to undergo therapy under the expert’s guidance.
In addition, there are also a number of drugs that can help impotence patients achieve and maintain an erection, such as tadalafil or sildenafil. However, these medicines should not be consumed by impotent pesizers who have heart disease or who are taking certain medications.
There are several alternative treatment methods for impotence patients who are not advised to take the drug due to certain conditions. Two such alternative methods are the use of penis pumps or penile implant surgery.