2013/06/12

What is impotence (erectile dysfunction)?



Impotence is the inability to cause and maintain a penile erection sufficient for normal sexual relations with a partner. Such a condition is not normal at any age and is treated separately from other problems in the genital area, such as a lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation and orgasm.

How common is impotence?

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 5% of forty years, and from 15 to 25% of sixty-five men regularly suffer from impotence.

A much more common problem faced by most men at some stage in their lives, are isolated cases of inability to achieve an erection. This may happen for many reasons, for example, excessive alcohol or severe fatigue.

The inability to achieve an erection in their hundred twenty cases is not something supernatural and requires treatment only in rare cases. At the same time, the inability to achieve an erection in their hundred and fifty cases, usually an indicator of a problem that requires appropriate treatment.

What causes impotence?

Achieving an erection must be preceded by three things: the nerves leading to the penis should function normally, the blood supply to the penis should be the norm, from the brain must do the appropriate signal. Violation of any of these conditions makes it impossible to achieve a full erection.

Some of the common causes of impotence include: diseases that affect blood flow, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), nervous diseases, psychological factors such as stress, depression, and fear of possible failure, contusion penis. Chronic illness, certain medications, and Peyronie's disease (scar tissue in the penis) can also cause impotence.
 

Is it possible to prevent the occurrence of impotence?

People at risk of causing impotence as a result of their own behavior, for example, due to excessive alcohol consumption, can be taken to prevent its occurrence. However dysfunction caused by other reasons, can not be prevented.

Which specialists treat impotence?

Specialty doctor who treats impotence, will depend on the cause of the problem. Based on the medical history of your family, and your medical history and your current health status of the attending physician may prescribe you medication pills, such as Viagra or similar medications. If that does not work, he may refer you to a urologist for an examination or a psychologist.

What do I do if I have a problem with calling / maintaining an erection?

If you think you have erectile dysfunction, see your doctor. He will be able to carry out the necessary tests to identify the causes of the disorder or redirect you to a specialist. After you determine the cause, you can resort to various methods of treatment.

How does impotence treat oneself? 

There are many different methods of treatment of impotence, including treatment pills, seksoterapiyu, injections in a penis, suppozitorii, vacuum pumps and surgical interference. Every method of treatment has the advantages and failings. you will appeal to the doctor, to choose on your own the optimum method of treatment. 

What kind of insurance covers treatment of impotence?

Insurance coverage of treatment of impotence depends on the type of the prescribed treatment. If there is the documentarily confirmed medical testimony, defiant impotence, insurance covers usually, at least, part of facilities on treatments. At the same time seksoterapiya and charges on medicinal treatment, not getting approval of Management on control after products and medications, not covered usually. you will appeal to the insurance agent, to know, whether there will be your treatment it is covered insurance.