What are the symptoms of impotence?
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability of a male to attain and keep an erection sufficiently firm to engage in or complete sexual intercourse. Impotence manifests differently in different individuals. You may find you are unable to achieve an erection at all, or you may be able to achieve an erection, but only briefly.
Common symptoms of impotence
Common symptoms of impotence include:
- Inability to achieve an erection
- Inability to maintain an erection
Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition
In some cases, impotence can be associated with health problems that can lead to serious, even life-threatening, complications. Seek prompt medical care if you experience the new onset of, or recurrent symptoms of, impotence.
What is impotence?
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability of a male to attain and keep an erection sufficiently firm to engage in or complete sexual intercourse. Although it is more common in older men, impotence can occur at any age. Impotence is not a normal consequence of aging. About 70% of erectile dysfunction is due to diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis, another 10% to 20% is d... Read more about impotenceintroduction
What causes impotence?
Most of the time, impotence has a physical cause. Achieving an erection is a complicated process requiring your body to transmit sensations from the genital area to the nervous system and return nervous impulses to the muscles and blood vessels of the penis. Anything that interferes with this interchange, such as disease or injury of the blood vessels, muscles, or nerves, can lead to impotence. Psychological factors such as anxiety and depression can also interfere with your erectile function.... Read more about impotencecauses
How is impotence treated?
Treatment of impotence begins with a lifelong program of regular medical care, which allows your health care professional to provide early screening tests. Regular medical care also provides an opportunity for your health care professional to promptly evaluate symptoms and your risks for developing impotence. Treatment of impotence is based on its cause.... Read more about impotencetreatments