One of the most common sexual health issues of men today is impotence or otherwise known as erectile dysfunction in medical terms. This condition is the inability to sustain an erection during sexual activities which affects more than 15 million people in the United States alone and is also considered to be among the major problems of couples all throughout the world today.
This condition does not only affect the erection per se but also affects the sexual appetite, so to speak, hence, leading to poor libido, ejaculation and subsequently orgasm. Although this condition mainly speaks about difficulty maintaining an erection, these factors have been noted to be prevalent in such a condition.
You may know that a man is impotent or having erectile dysfunction when he is experiencing these symptoms like brief erection, total inability to achieve erection, inconsistent erection, among others. These symptoms happen or manifest especially during sexual intercourse. Ultimately, these symptoms would help you in determining impotence especially when a patient complains about difficulty in sexual activities.
As men age, incidents of impotence are also increasing. However, it should be understood that erectile dysfunction is not part of the ageing process. Recent studies revealed that about 5 percent of men get impotence at age 40 and the possibility of acquiring such a condition is increasing by 15 to 25 percent at 65.
There some causes noted to impotence. One cause is that sexual impulses may have been blocked. It is important to know that to achieve proper erection, two chambers of corpora cavernosa should be filled by blood making the penis to expand and become stiff. The impulses from the brain and genital nerves are vital to complete this process. If this process is affected, then impotence could most likely occur. Another reason of impotency is having some disease such as an injury that impairs the blood flow to corpora cavernosa.
Other factors which were noted to have caused impotence is poor lifestyle which includes smoking, too much drinking alcohol, inactivity and obesity. Surgical procedures in the bladder or prostate can also lead to impotency as it may damage the nerves and the blood vessels of the penis. In other cases, psychological factors may also lead to erectile dysfunction as well.
Luckily, this condition can be cured due to recent medical breakthroughs. There have been medicines available to treat impotence such as PDE inhibitors which help in increasing blood flow to the penis. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are the most common medicines to treat impotence which are generally available in every drugstore. Other treatment would include injections, pellets insertion to the urethra, vacuum devices, implants, psycho and alternative therapies and surgery procedures. Total lifestyle change plays a significant factor in curing impotence. Some of the proven tips to prevent men impotency includes eating healthy foods, regular exercise, quitting other vices such as drinking and smoking, keeping a normal sugar level and maintaining an ideal weight.
Impotence should be treated with utmost concern as it is a serious sexual health concern of many men today. This condition does not just affect your sexual activities but will eventually ruin your marriage. But thanks to medical breakthroughs as you may now enjoy life without having to worry so much. Of course, learn to adopt healthy living to ultimately enjoy the sacredness of your marriage and your intimate relationship with your partner.