Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is a very common male sexual problem. Approximately 2.3 million men in the UK suffer from it, and more than one in ten men will experience it at some point in their life. Impotence isn't age specific; any age group can be affected. Young men, in particular, can be prone to recurrent problems because of nerves, stress and the pressure to perform.
The good news is that impotence is usually a temporary problem. There are many effective impotence treatment options for this condition, including oral treatments such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, as well as non-prescription solutions, such as counselling or therapy.
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Impotence is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection to complete satisfactory sexual intercourse. This could mean that you are unable to get an erection when aroused, or it could mean that you lose your erection before or after penetration. If you experience this problem several times in a short period of time, then you should speak to a doctor or take an online consultation to discover the nature of your problem and to find an appropriate treatment.
Getting an erection is a complicated process. When you're aroused, more blood flows towards twin chambers in your penis known as the corpus cavernosa. A molecule in your penis called cGMP is released which instructs the walls of the corpus cavernosa to relax. This allows the increased blood flow to enter, engorging the penis to create an erection. While this is happening, an enzyme called PDE-5 naturally breaks down the cGMP.
Impotence occurs when any part of this process is disrupted. This is either caused by a low production of the molecule cGMP, or because too much PDE-5 is preventing it from working. The narrowing of blood vessels, caused by smoking, is another common cause.
The first step to finding treatment is to determine the causes of your condition. Impotence can be caused by both psychological and physical reasons. Short term causes tend be psychological, such as depression, stress or anxiety. Those experiencing recurrent problems are more likely to have a physical problem, which could be a medical condition, or the result of an unhealthy lifestyle.
The best way to discover if you have a long term impotence problem is to see whether you have an erection when you awake in the morning. If you are erect, your problem is not physical. Similarly, if you achieve an erection when masturbating, your symptoms are psychological.
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The first thing to do is to discuss your condition with your partner and your doctor to determine the cause. If you feel too uncomfortable discussing the problem with your own doctor, we can help to set up a consultation with a specialist or you can take our consultation online. Oral medication is the most popular form of impotence treatment, which can provide either a long or short term solution. Treatments such as Viagra, Cialis, Cialis daily, Levitra and Levitra Orodispersible work by restricting the action of the PDE-5 enzyme, allowing more blood to flow to your penis. For more information on treatment options, please visit our treatment page.
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