Impotence (or erectile dysfunction) is a male sexual disorder characterised by an inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough to complete satisfactory sexual intercourse. Other forms of impotence include problems with orgasm and/or ejaculation. Erectile dysfunction is a problem that can leave you feeling isolated and embarrassed. It can be caused by a number of factors, from stress and anxiety, to underlying health issues such as diabetes or obesity. Using an impotence treatment allows your body to more easily achieve an erection, which can be helpful to restore your sexual confidence.
The (ED) Impotence Trial Pack includes short courses of the leading impotence medications so you can decide which treatment is the most suitable for you. It is customisable and you can choose a combination of the number of tablets, the dosage and the medication you wish to try. If you are satisfied with the results from one or more of the medications, you can order a full course of treatment.
How an erection is formed
The image below shows how an enlarged corpora cavernosa causes the penis to become larger and more erect. The corpora cavernosa is, essentially, two tubes that run along the entire penis shaft. It expands when you are sexually aroused and accommodates the blood that rushes into it. The corpora cavernosa stretches, making your penis extend and become rigid and erect. This is how an erection is formed. If this process is disrupted in any way, it will not be possible to achieve an erection sufficient for complete intercourse.
Am I suffering from erectile dysfunction?
One of the main reasons why you may be experiencing difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection is due to an issue with blood flow to the penis when you are aroused. This is something that can be brought on by physical, psychological or lifestyle factors.
Most men will experience isolated moments during their lives where they find it difficult to get or keep an erection, which is perfectly normal. It only becomes a problem when it starts happening regularly, or if you lose your erection more than once during sex in a short space of time.
Once you've established the root cause of your condition, you can then move on to find a suitable impotence treatment that works for you.
Physical causes of male impotence
Erectile dysfunction can be the result of physical conditions, such as:
Damage to the penis as a result of surgical procedures for prostate enlargement or cancer of the bladder can sometimes result in erection problems. Cerebral or spinal cord injuries can also be the reason why men find it difficult to get or keep an erection.
Psychological causes of male impotence
Young men are far more likely to experience psychologically induced impotence as their desire to pleasure their partner can put unnecessary strain on their sexual performance. A clear sign that your erection problems may be psychological rather than physical is if you wake up in the mornings with an erection – if you do, then the concern is likely to be psychological and not physical. The following psychological factors are known causes of impotence:
- Anxiety, stress, guilt or depression
- Unresolved issues regarding your sexual orientation
- Relationship difficulties
Lifestyle factors that cause male impotence
There are a number of risk factors that occur as a result of your lifestyle that can contribute to the impotence:
- Smoking - tobacco smoking is known to restrict the flow of blood to the arteries and veins. This can contribute to the development of erectile dysfunction, as the process of erection depends on adequate blood flow.
- Taking certain medications - these include antihistamines, antidepressants and medications that are intended to treat high blood pressure or prostate cancer.
- Alcohol and drug consumption - studies have shown that excessive amounts of alcohol and drug consumption can lead to long-term impotence. This includes premature ejaculation and loss of sexual desire.
- Cycling - cycling for a prolonged period of time can affect the flow of blood in the penis, which may have a temporary effect on sexual function.
Symptoms of impotence
The most obvious symptom of impotence is the inability to attain a sufficient erection that lasts for the duration of intercourse. However, a one-off occurrence of this experience does not mean that a man is suffering from impotence, and there are many factors that could influence such an event. If the symptoms of impotence are recurrent or at least semi-regular, then it is likely that the individual is suffering from impotence.
There are several different ways impotence symptoms can become apparent. These include:
- An occasional inability to achieve an erection
You may experience only the occasional inability to get an erection or sustain it for sexual intercourse with a partner, while you may be able to get erections when you masturbate, or naturally when you wake up in the morning.
- Your symptoms develop very quickly
You might find that your symptoms develop almost overnight. Abrupt development of erectile dysfunction usually suggests a psychological cause, such as anxiety, stress or depression.
- The inability to achieve an erection develops slowly over a long period
You may find that your inability to get an erection is something that develops slowly and steadily over time. You will notice it becoming more and more of a problem. If this should occur, your symptoms are probably more likely to be diagnosed as being a result of physical restrictions.
Additionally, other symptoms of impotence include problems with ejaculation or orgasm. These symptoms are usually related to other conditions, but they may play a role in erectile dysfunction.
Can it be treated?
Prescription medications are one of the most widely used methods for treating impotence. Oral medications carry fewer risks than surgical procedures and are proven to be significantly more reliable than creams and erection inducer devices. With most of the available medications, the effect can be seen within as little as 30 minutes and can last for hours at a time.
Ordering prescription medication online
Male impotence treatments can be ordered online from euroClinix. We ask each of our patients to complete a short consultation with our doctor as part of the ordering process. Our doctor can approve a prescription for your treatment if they feel it is suitable for your condition. Once a prescription has been written and sent to our pharmacy, they can dispatch the male impotence treatment for overnight delivery.