• Impotence

    Even though impotence is no longer the shameful secret that people preferred to keep quiet about just a few dozen years ago, there is still far not much that an average person knows about this medical condition. That’s why we decided to write this brief article, in which we will try to define impotence, talk about its nature, causes, symptoms and, of course, treatments. However, the latter will be the focus of another article we will publish soon – in this one we will only name the most famous and effective ED cures and try to show the correlation between different types of ED (by cause) and appropriate treatments for each of them.

    The main aim of this article is to provide a detailed ‘impotence’ definition, help people with erection disorders understand whether they are suffering from impotence or some other health condition and show that impotence is actually fairly easy to cure. Yes, that’s right – even though many men think that their lives are just over with the onset of erectile dysfunction, it’s not all as bad as it seems to be from the first sight. There are countless ways to fight this disorder and all of them are growing more and more effective as science develops.

    What is impotence?

    Impotence (impotency, erectile dysfunction, ED) is most frequently defined as consistent inability to achieve an erection hard or lasting enough for a successful sexual intercourse. There are different kinds of impotence, however – each with its own symptoms. For instance, some men suffering from ED can’t get an erection at all while others only have problems getting hard from time to time. Inability to ejaculate is often associated with impotence too. Additionally, there are also some cases of ED when a man suffering from it can get a perfectly hard erection, which, nevertheless, goes limp too soon right during the intercourse, thus making ejaculation impossible.

    It’s important to remember, however, that people having occasional erection problems are not necessarily impotent. Being impotent means either being totally unable to have sex or suffering from erection problems so often that it interferes with your sex life reducing its quality dramatically. If, however, you couldn’t get hard once or even experience erection problems once in a few months, it’s still not a reason sufficient enough for you to think that you are impotent.

    Anyway, trying to diagnose yourself is never a good idea. If you suspect you might be suffering from impotence or are otherwise dissatisfied with your sex life, it’s always best to visit your healthcare provider and talk to him or her about it. Yes, most men find it embarrassing but, on the other hand, isn’t it more embarrassing to keep failing in bed over and over again and still remain stubborn even though impotence can be cured in a matter of days? Still, if you believe that going to the doctor is not an option for you, you can always try and figure out what the best impotence medication is for you – with the current abundance of no-prescription online pharmacies getting it shouldn’t be that much of a problem anyway.

    Causes of impotence

    Impotence is a health condition that can be caused by a variety of different factors. Here in this part of our article we will take a closer look at the most widespread of these so you can try to figure out, what your sexual problems might be due to and how to take care of them based on that knowledge. Understanding the root of the problem is the first step towards solving it and we hope that the information provided here will help you take that first step.

    As the majority of men suffering from impotence probably realize, this highly unpleasant condition can be the result of aging. As we grow older, testosterone levels in our system drop, which affects the reproductive function of the body dramatically. Thus, if you are over 40 years of age and suffering from erectile dysfunction, checking your testosterone levels would probably be a good idea. Some doctors actually suggest that even younger men undergo testosterone check as there are currently more and more cases when they turn out to be suffering from impotence due to testosterone shortage.

    There are also a few other disorders that might not seem to be related to sexual function from the first sight but, nevertheless, can cause impotence. A few examples of these would include blood circulation system disorders, diabetes and nervous system disorders. As you might know, blood vessels (especially in the pelvic area) and nerves are involved in the process of obtaining erection, which is why any alteration in their function might affect your sexual performance significantly.

    Moreover, there are also certain medications, which may cause erection problems as their side effects. Surprisingly, there are quite a few of them – most widespread examples including diuretics, high blood pressure drugs, drugs used for fighting anxiety, stress and depression, antihistamines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and chemotherapy drugs. If you’re taking any of these and noticing any problems with your sexual performance, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor – you will most probably be offered to switch to taking a medication with fewer side effects or offered a pill that neutralizes the unwanted effects of the original one.

    Unhealthy lifestyle can also be a problem and a very serious one, in fact. Men who smoke, for instance, are more likely to suffer from impotence as smoking narrows blood vessels and, therefore, can cause erection problems. The same with sedentary lifestyle – the less you move, the higher your chances of suffering from blood circulation problems in pelvic area and, therefore, having to cope with erectile dysfunction at a certain point in your life.

    And the last, though definitely not least. Impotence can be caused not only by physiological but also by psychological factors – such as anxiety, stress or certain mental disorders. Besides, in some cases it’s simply due to the fact that a man is not attracted to his sexual partner.

    ‘Impotent’ means totally incapable of having sex?

    Even though many people tend to define ‘impotent’ as totally unable to have sex, it’s not completely correct. There are certain cases when erectile dysfunction allows one to have sex but reduces its quality dramatically. Men with impotence still can get erections – even involuntary nocturnal ones – but these usually disappear too fast or aren’t hard enough for healthy normal sex.

    Besides, think of those men who suffer from erectile dysfunction caused by psychological factors. Some of them can’t have sex with certain partners but are perfectly capable of getting erections and maintaining them for long enough when masturbating or having sex with a different partner.

    That’s exactly why ‘impotent’ definition includes that part about persistence. Being occasionally unable to get an erection or experiencing sexual problems only under certain circumstances doesn’t necessarily mean being impotent. That’s why taking tests to define the nature and the causes of your sexual problems is always a better option as opposed to trying to self-diagnose yourself.

    Male impotence: can it be cured?

    Good news here: in 99.9% of cases impotence can be cured – in fact, very easily. If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction resulting from blood circulation problems, nervous system disorders, increased cGMP levels in your system or some of the abovementioned psychological problems, any of the popular and widely available ED meds like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra should do the job for you.

    Even if these meds are not doing you any good, there’s still no reason to worry – there are tons of other treatment options for you to choose from and we’ll talk about those in the next part of this article. However, there’s also another rather unpleasant thing that we want you to be aware of. The problem with current erectile dysfunction remedies is the fact that most of them are not capable of producing a permanent effect. The result is always temporary – that’s why they are used on as-needed basis, usually from a few minutes to a few hours before the expected sexual intercourse. This applies to most pills (except for the ones intended for daily use) as well as injections and penile suppositories. What can heal ED for good, however, is surgery. It’s more of a radical way and far not too many patients suffering from impotence agree to take it but… With your blood vessels brought back into shape or even with a penile implant installed, you can turn into the restless lover you have always wanted to be.

    Unfortunately, there are also cases when impotence can’t be cured at all. Most of these are caused by physical injury to penile body, such as penile fracture, dislocation of the penis, Peyronie’s disease, fibrosis and so on. Reconstructive surgery can help with these but the effect is clearly not guaranteed.

    Impotence treatments: how to find the right one?

    Once your healthcare provider or you define impotence causes responsible for the problem in your particular case, finding the right treatment is just a matter of time. As we have already said above, the majority of men are advised to try ED drugs that work by suppressing the enzyme responsible for causing erection problems (PDE5) and restoring the healthy function of nervous endings and blood vessels in your pelvic area and throughout your body.

    When it’s not PDE5 that your potency problems are due to, you may be offered to try rather outdated but very effective alternative treatments – such as penile suppositories or injections. Even though these are downright unpleasant, they usually help in even seemingly hopeless cases. It takes them around 5-10 minutes to start working, after which you are capable of producing a perfectly hard erection lasting for about an hour, which should be sufficient for a healthy intercourse.

    There’s also always a chance that you are lucky and your erection problems are due to hormonal disorders (such as testosterone deficiency) or unhealthy lifestyle. These are usually very easy to cure – all it takes are a few pills or a healthier diet and the unpleasant symptoms will be gone.

    Psychologically induced erectile dysfunction might be more of a problem, even though it doesn’t sound like something too serious. Counseling and lifestyle changes help here but it often takes really long for a person suffering from impotence due to stress, anxiety or relationship or mental problems to get back on track.

    We hope that the information provided in this article about impotence will be useful to you. While it probably can’t solve your problem right away, it can at least help you understand and embrace it and then work on finding the best possible solution for it. Thanks for reading this – and don’t hesitate to read a few more articles on this site as many of them provide more actionable information that might be exactly what you need at the moment. Good luck!