Thursday, 3 May 2012

Erectile Dysfunction

Just thought of getting blogging into reluctant territories, where we shut it all just for those who live in ghost towns, better still it won't matter init? Because those living in them ghastly towns don't talk, somehow I rekindle from the living dead to share a taboo.
When a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is also called impotence. Occasional ED is not a cause for concern but when the problem is more consistent it could be a sign of a more serious disease and medical help should be sought. ED has many causes including psychological stress, heart disease, diabetes, previous pelvic surgery, obesity, high blood pressure, certain neurological diseases, hormonal imbalances, tobacco use, alcoholism, and medication side effects.

Symptoms include trouble getting an erection, problems keeping an erection, and decreased sexual drive.

Your Doctor will treat known causes of ED such as changing the patients medications or correcting a hormonal imbalance. Medications that can be used include sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra). They all work the same way by increasing blood flow to the penis. They can be dangerous if taken along with other medications such as nitrates. Medications such as alprostadil can also be injected into the penis or inserted as a suppository. Surgery is also available for more difficult to treat cases or after major surgery in the pelvis. Some patients will benefit from psychological counseling as well.
A history and physical exam could also be done. Your doctor will look for causes of the ED and ensure it is not a sign of a more serious treatable disease.
The important piece of the ED riddle is courage, it is said if you sell your disease then you can easily get a cure, this is a way forward to be able to talk to people who really matters. Your doctor and more or less a partner or family. Be careful not to wash your linen right out there in public, especially when disclosing sensitive privacies to friends. But remember practice makes perfect.