IMPOTENCY IN MEN, SEE THE CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT

IMPOTENCY IN MEN, SEE THE CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT

Occurs when a man can't get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

More than 1.5 million cases per year (Nigeria)

Treatable by a medical professional
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelon


Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a physical or psychological condition. It can cause stress, relationship strain and low self-confidence.

The main symptom is a man's inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction should first be evaluated for any underlying physical and psychological conditions. If treatment of the underlying conditions doesn't help, medication and assistive devices, such as pumps, can be prescribed.

Symptoms

Usually self-diagnosable
The main symptom is a man's inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

People may experience:

Sexual: sexual dysfunction or reduced sex drive
Also common: soft erections, trouble getting an erection, trouble maintaining an erection, or anxie

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Treatment

Treatment varies
Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction should first be evaluated for any underlying physical and psychological conditions. If treatment of the underlying conditions doesn't help, medication and assistive devices, such as pumps, can be prescribed.

Medications
. Vasodilator : Widens blood vessels.
. Hormone : Affects body processes by regulating the activity of the organs.

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Self-care : Physical exercise
Aerobic activity for 20–30 minutes 5 days a week improves cardiovascular health. If injured, pursuing an activity that avoids the injured muscle group or joint can help maintain physical function while recovering.

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Include in the diet pumpkin seeds, bee pollen, or royal jelly.

Completely avoid alcohol consumption

Do not consume animal fats, sugar, or fried or junk foods.

Do not smoke. Avoid it

Consult a Specialists like:
Primary Care Provider who prevents, diagnoses and treats diseases.

Clinical Psychologist who
treats mental disorders primarily with talk therapy.

Psychiatrist who treats mental disorders primarily with medications.

Urologist who treats urinary tract diseases.

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