Themajority of men, especially those who are older than 65, had problems withtheir erection at least once in their life. Impotence, which is also called erectile dysfunction, is a problem when aman doesn’t have the ability to have an erection or to maintain it during thesexual act. There are available treatments for erectile dysfunction that canhelp men to get rid of this problem, which can be caused by some kind oftraumatic experience and 20% of men who suffer from impotence had emotional ormental trauma. This trauma can be feeling of guilt, low self-esteem, distress, or prolonged tension.
Understanding the process of erection
Erection isdeveloped due to increased blood flow into the penis. The blood vessels in thepenis become bigger and therefore, there is more blood in that area. Impotence appearsdue to some difficulties in this process. Today, we have many men that haveproblem of this kind, but luckily, there are different ways to treat this dysfunction.
Treating erection problems
What willbe the right treatment for you depends on the reason of your impotence.First of all, you should avoid cigarettes and alcohol, because they can makethis problem much worse. Also, if you are a drug abuser, you should considertaking off the drugs. When yourimpotence 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 ofyour tension. There aremechanical devices that are used to achieve an erection. They can be of helpbecause when you put your penis in the device the air is pumped out of the cylinderand erection is achieved because. In this case, the vacuum that is created inthe cylinder helps the blood to flow to the penis and to develop an erection.
There arealso different medications used to solve this problem. The most popular isViagra, which is actually Sildenafil citrate, and the FDA approves the usage ofthis drug. Viagra is used one hour before the intercourse and it will help yourmuscles in the penis to relax so that the blood could flow in the penis. Theusual dosage of Viagra is 50 mg, but that can be changed if the doctor thinksthat you need different dosage. There are also injections available forenhancing erection. Impotenceor erectile dysfunction should be treated with every available method. Counselingalong with the pharmacotherapy can give the best results.