Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction) Defined
Impotence, or Erectile Dysfunction, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. It means that a man has a problem achieving or maintaining an erection. It does not mean that he has a problem with fertility, ejaculation or orgasm. There is no one definite cure for erectile disfunction and the impotence treatments for erectile disfunction vary.
Commonness of Impotence
In the United States, it is estimated that 20 to 30 million men suffer from impotence or erectile dysfunction. About one out of every 10 adult males has an ongoing or "chronic" problem with impotence. And, above the age of 60, about one in every three is no longer able to achieve a suitable erection.
Causes of Impotence
Impotence (or Erectile Dysfunction) is most often a symptom of an underlying medical disorder, but may also be a result of anxiety or other psychological problems. Some of the common physical or medical conditions are: Diabetes - Hardening of the arteries - high blood pressure - some prescription medications - alcohol or other drug use - smoking - multiple sclerosis - Parkinson's disease - and many others.
Other Impotence Treatments
Vacuum therapy has become a fairly popular solution to the problem of impotence. Physicians have prescribed thousands of these systems for patients who prefer a safe alternative to implant surgery. However, the satisfaction rate among patients and their partners is unknown and the results are unproven. Vacuum therapy is an affordable but fairly ineffective treatment for impotence
We receive many questions about the possible impotence medications and impotence treatments , which range from the universally known Viagra, to surgical implant.
(Impotence Impotence information from the Impotence Organization)