Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Male Impotence

Male impotence is basically having no capacity to support an erection, possibly due to medical, physical, or psychological reasons.  This is actually a very common, yet embarrassing condition for men simply because a man’s manhood is the one true thing that makes a person a man, and he is only half a man without it.  Listed below are some of the more frequently asked questions when a man experiences erectile dysfunction.

What is an Erection?

It is kind of hard to understand about impotence without actually understanding what an erection is.  Basically, an erection is the result of blood being pumped inside a cavity inside the penis wherein the penis becomes hard and elongated.  This kind of erection can be intentionally achieved through sexual stimulation, arousal, imagination, or visual presentation.

The penis, during its flaccid state, actually has its cavity (corpus cavernosum) squeezed up by a muscle surrounding it.  During the course of an erection, this muscle is relaxed freeing the cavity and allowing it to be filled with blood.  Once the cavity has fully been engorged with blood, the penis is several times its original size.

In order for the penis to keep this engorged state, a valve is present at the base of the penis to prevent blood from flowing out.  This is of course until the sexual activity becomes over.

What to do if you notice impotence?

When you find it hard getting an erection, it is important that you consult your doctor regarding this matter.  Sulking and keeping this issue a secret won’t help you solve the issue. However, by consulting the issue with your doctor, your doctor may be able to find the root cause of your condition and possibly be able to find a workaround on your case so you may be able to have full use of your manhood again.

What goes on during consultation?

Your doctor will likely ask you a brief history of your sexual life along with when you started noticing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.  Your doctor will also ask you about your medical history along with the current medications you are taking.  It is important at this point that you disclose what needs to be disclosed with your doctor since doctors have vowed for their patient’s confidentiality.  So, if you are taking any illicit substances or have any embarrassing habits, it is important that you tell your doctor about them so that you can be properly diagnosed.

During consultation, it is likely that your doctor will also ask you to undergo certain physical examinations.  This will help them properly asses your current erectile condition.

What are the available treatments?

The most common available treatment that your doctor will likely prescribe you is an oral medication that is specifically designed to temporarily allow you to have full use of your manhood.  There are actually three competing products and vardenafil 20mg is slowly taking over the majority of market share.  This is because vardenafil 20mg is considered to be the safest of the three with very little side effects.  In addition, the drug is also very effective that it takes only very little dosage to achieve the same effect as that of others.

Are there other forms of treatments aside from oral meds?

Yes, there are actually.  When oral medications do not have any effect with your erectile condition, alternatives such as injections and implants with be the next alternative that will be suggested.  If oral meds work, stick to them as they are less invasive. Read more