Impotence typically affects every one in ten men, making it quite a common issue. Unfortunately, many men do not like discussing impotency issues because they find it embarrassing. If your doctor is not aware that you are suffering from impotency issues, it is impossible for him or her to give you the proper help. Speak up and let your doctor now that you are having trouble achieving an erection. In doing so, your doctor can suggest treatment for impotence, which will help you get back on the right track. Keep in mind that impotency can damage an otherwise normal, healthy relationship.
Treatments for impotence may include counseling. Most impotency issues are caused for psychological reasons. Stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma may all lead to impotency. Speaking with a therapist or counselor about these issues can help you overcome them. If stress is the reason why you suffer from impotence, consider breathing practices, exercise, and yoga, stretching, and going for walks to relieve stress. If you are experiencing relationship problems, suggest couples therapy to your partner so the two of you can work past the issues. Relationship problems can also lead to impotence so fixing the problem is very important.
Treatments for impotence may also include the use of medications. The most commonly used medications include Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis. Keep in mind that you cannot use these drugs while taking any alpha blockers. Also, if you have trouble with high blood pressure, you will need to mention this to your doctor before taking these medications. Occasionally, men taking Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra will experience priapism, or an erection that lasts longer than four hours. If this occurs, you must seek medical attention immediately. Priapism can cause damage to the nerves in your penis if not treated as soon as possible.
Finally, treatment for impotence may need to include surgery. However, your doctor will only recommend surgery when all other options have failed. If your doctor discovers that impotence is caused by a lack of circulation and blood flow to the penis, he may recommend surgical repair of the arteries in your pelvis. This helps increase blood flow, which will allow you to achieve an erection. In addition, surgery may also include a prosthetic implant. A prosthetic allows you to achieve and maintain an erection when you need one. The success rate of prosthetic surgery is rather low so discuss any concerns you have with your doctor.