Erectile dysfunction (impotence):
Treatments for erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is the repeated failure to achieve or maintain a firm erection to have a satisfying sexual relationship. Impotence or erectile dysfunction is a common pathology, which, if untreated, can seriously affect couples in their relationships.
Erectile dysfunction is a very common problem for men, some research estimate that it affects around half of men between the age of 40 and 70. But unfortunately it remains an unspeakable subject, as it is part of the intimate life of individuals and couples. This psychological barrier has prevented many men from seeking help to tackle a disorder that can be treated, and in most cases, with a relatively simple testosterone treatment. Generally, normal sexual male function begins with the sexual desire or libido that occurs due to some brain, nervous system, blood vessels and hormones stimulations, that leads into an erection of the penis, ejaculation and it finally gets to an end with the climax. Men get an erection when the chambers relax to allow blood flow generated during the expansion and firmness of the male sexual organ. At the end of the erection, the blood leaves and the organ relaxes. Erection problems begin when this process is deteriorated or interrupted.
Men present different sexual pathologies that comprise the term “dysfunction”:
- Weak erections or that don´t last
- Premature ejaculation
- Lack of libido or sexual desire, difficulty getting aroused
- Delayed ejaculation
- Weak ejaculation
It’s estimated that between 30% and 40% of men over 40 years of age have some stage of erectile dysfunction.