Impotence is a very common sexual problem that affects approximately 400,000 men in Ireland. According to research, one in ten men will suffer from erection problems at some point in their life. As well as affecting the older generation, impotence can also affect young men, who may be nervous or anxious about their sexual performance.
There are many ways to treat erectile dysfunction, including oral medications such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, or talking therapies such as counselling. It's always important to know that impotence is usually a temporary problem, so there should be a solution out there to suit your personal needs. You just need to find it.
Impotence is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection to complete satisfactory sexual intercourse. This could mean that you can't get an erection when aroused, but it can also mean that you lose your erection before or during penetration.
If you have experienced this a number of times, and want to do something about it, you should seek medical help. Whether you simply book an appointment with a doctor or you complete our free and confidential consultation, both will supply you with information on the best treatment course for you.
Why is this happening?
The mechanics of an erection are somewhat complicated. When you are aroused, your brain should tell blood vessels to relax, causing an increased blood flow towards the chambers in your penis, called corpus cavernosa. The penis will become engorged with blood, creating an erection.
An erection is lost when the body releases an enzyme named PDE-5. This will, naturally breakdown the chemical that has told the vessels in the penis to relax, and they begin to constrict again.
Now, impotence occurs when any part of this process is interrupted. You may either have a shortage of the chemical that tells the blood vessels to relax or you have abnormal levels of PDE-5 in your body, which acts too quickly and causes erection problems.
What are the causes of this problem?
Impotence can be caused by a combination of factors, both psychological and physical. It's important that you know what's at the root of your problem so that you can find the best treatment for your needs. Research has suggested that 70% of cases have a physical cause and 30% have a psychological cause.
If your erection problems have been relatively short term, they are likely to be caused by psychological factors, such as depression, stress or anxiety. However, if you have an enduring impotence problem, then it is probably the result of a physical problem such as a medical condition or a certain lifestyle decision. You can distinguish between the two by using this quick assessment. If you wake up with an erection in the morning or you can maintain an erection during masturbation, the problem is not physical.
Psychological factors include depression, stress, exhaustion, guilt, unresolved sexual orientation and sexual boredom.
Physical causes include smoking, alcoholism, diabetes, deterioration of arteries, obesity, specific medications, cerebral or spinal injuries and abdominal or prostate surgery.
What treatment options are available?
If you think your erection problems are as a result of a psychological problem then therapy, (either online or in person) is always advised.
If you think it may be a physical problem, consult your doctor who will be able to run a number of tests to find out the best way to move forward. If you feel too uncomfortable discussing the problem with your own doctor, then you can arrange a consultation online.
Different impotence treatments
Oral prescription medications have always been the most popular treatment for erectile dysfunction. All of them work in a similar way, but they all have different benefits.
This is probably the most well known of all the medications available. It was the first ever medication for impotence, and has helped an estimated 29 million men enjoy a healthier sex life. It should be taken 30 minutes before sex and lasts up to four hours.
This treatment is ideal for those who want sexual spontaneity. Nicknamed the 'weekend pill,' it lasts for 36 hours, and takes 30 minutes to work.
Unlike other medications, Cialis Daily is taken everyday to treat long-term impotence issues. It takes a few days to start working, but once it kicks in, you will be able to achieve an erection whenever you are sexually stimulated. Because of its comparatively low dosage, Cialis Daily is ideal for men over 50 and for men with health problems.
Levitra is also suitable for older men with existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
This is an innovative treatment for impotence that dissolves on your tongue. This medication also comes in a discreet pack, making it a convenient and practical solution to your erection problems.