General Definition of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction may be defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient to have a satisfactory sexual performance. Generally, men may experience this ailment at some point in their lives, usually by age 40 and above. It is estimated that as many as 30 million men may be affected in the United States alone. Some of these affected males, however, experience chronic, complete erectile dysfunction, and others, partial or brief erections. Usually this ailment is dominant to over 50% of males in between ages 50 to 70 years old, though it is not an inevitable consequence of normal aging. At this stage, erectile dysfunction is commonly caused by the following physical problems, such as:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- kidney disease
- alcoholism multiple sclerosis
- injury from an accident
- side effects of a drugs
- hormone disorders
- Pelvic trauma, surgery, radiation therapy
- Venous leak
- smoking (most significant risk factor for impotence)
Erectile Dysfunction can be effectively diagnosed by the following procedures:
Physical Examination:is the process of examining the physical aspect of the male organ. This would clearly define if the penis is sensitive to touching. Unusual characteristics of the penis maybe observe on this examination that may suggest the source of the problem. Physical aspect of the patient is also examined to determine any possible cause of the ailment. Hormone balance
Psychosocial Examination: this process involves answering of questionnaires and interviews.
To effectively help patient cure erectile dysfunction, we have provided the latest 5 erectile dysfunction treatments.
1. Vacuum Devices – It is a mechanical vacuum device that is used to cause erection by creating a partial vacuum, that draws blood into the penis. This process would let the penis expand.
2. Surgery – This method involves implanting of a device that can cause the penis to become erect, reconstruction of arteries to increase flow of blood to the penis, blocking off veins that allows blood to leak from the penile tissues.
3. Sex Therapy – Large number of men who are experiencing impotence are cause by psychological causes.
4. Self Injection – This process involves the use of a short needle to inject medication to the side of the penis that can result an erection half an hour to few hours.
5. Oral Medication – Erectile dysfunction pills are readily available by prescription and may be taken up to once a day to treat erectile dysfunction. Some of these popular drugs are Cialis and Viagra.
6. Herbal Pills – These are the latest treatment for erectile dysfunction. They produce the same effect as popular impotence drugs, but with a minimal or none at all side effect