Impotence, also known as Erectile dysfunction, involves not being able to achieve or maintain enough of an erection to have sex. This is more than just a quality of life issue. To sustain an erection, the penis needs good blood flow. Treatment for erectile dysfunction involves first determining the underlying cause. Obesity, smoking, cholesterol are the main factors of this issue.
There are several drugs available to treat erectile dysfunction, including Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis.
Hypogonadism, or Testosterone deficiency syndrome, can affect not only your sexual performance, but also your bone health, energy level, muscle strength, and mood.
If you are having difficulty achieving or maintaining erections, you will be asked by your doctor to take a simple morning blood test to rule out low testosterone as the underlying cause. Testosterone replacement therapy—such as with a gel—can help alleviate symptoms. Not all men with low testosterone, however, experience symptoms. In that case, it’s best to leave things alone.
3. Peyronie’s disease
Peyronie’s disease involves a narrowing or curvature of the penis. If severe enough, this condition can be painful. Because of the pain it may also prevent you from having sex.
Deformation of the penis is caused by scar tissue. Possibly the result of a previous injury that appears as a hard lump, more frequently on the upper side of the penis. In most cases, pain during erection goes away after one or two years, although the curvature usually remains.
Those days, surgery was one of the few treatment options available. But it has a risk of many side effects. New methods are currently being tested. There compounds that can be injected into the scar tissue to straighten the penis. It is the modern way.
4. Ejaculatory dysfunctions
The most common type of ejaculatory dysfunction is premature ejaculation. It is one that occurs within two minutes of the start of sexual stimulation. One from third men experience this at some point. It is the most common sexual dysfunction in men under 40. Currently there are few treatments for premature ejaculation. Antidepressant medication is a good and successful option. Topical anesthetics applied to the penis may also delay ejaculation by decreasing sensation.