What is Erectile Dysfunction And How Can We Treat It?
Erectile dysfunction(ED) is a kind of disease when you are unable to have sex properly. Sometimes this illness is called impotence. In our modern world almost half of middle-aged men come across this problem.
The main reasons for occurring ED are nerves diseases, diabetes, hormonal dysfunction, alcohol, drug abuse. All these diseases lead to vessels changes. Less veins and arteries flexibility is the most frequent cause for impotence appearing.
To prevent ED men should pay more attention to their health. They should change the lifestyle to minimize risk of developing such disease. The first and most important thing to do is stop smoking, the second, take exercise 3-5 times per week and eat healthy food. As for medical intervention, men should visit doctor as soon as possible to prevent course of a disease.
Statistics says that only 1 of 10 men put themselves in expert hands. Besides, more than half of them can reduce erectile dysfunction. The main point is to find the reasons of that problem appearing. Man should visit an andrologist, which deals with such problems. An andrologist is a medical doctor who provides diagnostic and treatment services to men with reproductive health issues.
After visiting andrologist you may also need to visit endocrinologist because violation of potency is usually connected with hormonal dysfunction. Special tests would measure the hormones level in blood. Urologist is a physician who has specialized knowledge and skill regarding problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. So, probably, you will visit this doctor to find out whether you have prostatitis, cystitis, etc.
In our everyday life visiting medical specialists is unpopular and very often it leads to the course of disease. Men shouldn't feel embarrassed because of such intimate problems. Medical doctors do work to help them. And now a few words about popular medication. Erectile dysfunction is usually treated by Viagra or its prototypes. Everyone could buy such drugs at the chemist's shop but you should remember that before taking any pills it's necessary to visit medical doctor. Men shouldn't swallow any tablets without medical permission because it could do much harm to their health.
So let's focus on the way such medication works. The most well-known pills are Viagra, Cialis, Levitra. They work by increasing blood flow to penis. Man should take a dose an hour before sex. The medicines are called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors because of the way they work.
So, even if the nerves or blood vessels going to your penis are not working so well, such pills can cause the blood flow to increase in your penis, and cause an erection. Tablets can treat ED caused by various underlying conditions.
There are also some precautions, which men should read about before taking medicals. There is a potential for cardiac risk of sexual activity in patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease. Therefore, treatments for erectile dysfunction, including Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, should not be generally used in men for whom sexual activity is inadvisable because of their underlying cardiovascular status. Those who have suffered a myocardial infarction, stroke, or life-threatening arrhythmia within the last 6 months should visit medical doctor before taking such tablets.
Nowadays there are different pills and other ways of treating erectile dysfunction. The most important is visiting doctor as soon as health problems appeared. So, take care of yourself and be healthy!