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The majority of men, especially those who are older than 65, had problems with their erection at least once in their life. Impotence, which is also called erectile dysfunction, is a problem when a man doesn’t have the ability to have an erection or to maintain it during the sexual act. There are available treatments for erectile dysfunction that can help men to get rid of this problem, which can be caused by some kind of traumatic experience and 20% of men who suffer from impotence had emotional or mental trauma. This trauma can be feeling of guilt, low self-esteem, distress, or prolonged tension.

Understanding the process of erection

Erection is developed due to increased blood flow into the penis. The blood vessels in the penis become bigger and therefore, there is more blood in that area. Impotence appears due to some difficulties in this process. Today, we have many men that have problem of this kind, but luckily, there are different ways to treat this dysfunction.

Treating erection problems

What will be the right treatment for you depends on the reason of your impotence. First of all, you should avoid cigarettes and alcohol, because they can make this problem much worse. Also, if you are a drug abuser, you should consider taking off the drugs. When your impotence is connected to mental or emotional trauma or any kind of anxiousness, you should go to counseling. Counseling can help you to relax and to get rid of your tension. There are mechanical devices that are used to achieve an erection. They can be of help because when you put your penis in the device the air is pumped out of the cylinder and erection is achieved because. In this case, the vacuum that is created in the cylinder helps the blood to flow to the penis and to develop an erection.

There are also different medications used to solve this problem. The most popular is Viagra, which is actually Sildenafil citrate, and the FDA approves the usage of this drug. Viagra is used one hour before the intercourse and it will help your muscles in the penis to relax so that the blood could flow in the penis. The usual dosage of Viagra is 50 mg, but that can be changed if the doctor thinks that you need different dosage. There are also injections available for enhancing erection. Impotenceor erectile dysfunction should be treated with every available method. Counseling along with the pharmacotherapy can give the best results.

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