The medical term for erectile dysfunction is impotence. This is defined as the inability to get or sustain an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse.
Most men suffer from erectile dysfunction problems at some time in their lives. For some, these moments of erectile dysfunction are passing phases which time sorts out without any medical intervention. For others, it’s a serious issue that does require help from doctors specialised in impotence to get their sex lives back on track.
IF you are having trouble getting an erection or keeping one long enough for sex to finish, then you should seek medical help without delay. It is vital that impotence problems be investigated to rule out any other underlying medical condition that could be causing your erectile dysfunction.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms give us a call and arrange an appointment with our Doctors today;
– You cannot get an erection at all when you want sex
– You can get an erection, but it goes down before sex has finished
– Your libido (desire for sex) has noticeably diminished.
Contact us if:
– You have other health concerns alongside your erectile dysfunction.
– You have other medical conditions that you feel may be affecting your erections
– You have other symptoms that have developed recently together with erection problems
What causes Impotence?
The inability to get or sustain an erection can have many causes. It is essential that these potential causes be adequately investigated so that an effective treatment plan can be created for you. Similarly, if any underlying medical conditions are causing your erectile dysfunction, these will also need to be addressed.
A physical disorder does not always cause impotence. Quite often psychological issues may also be a factor such as stress.
Here are the most common causes of erectile dysfunction:
High blood pressure ( hypertension ), High Cholesterol, Diabetes, A bend in the penis ( Peyronie’s disease ), Treatment for prostate problems, Alcoholism, Smoking, Certain medications you may already be taking, Being overweight or obese, Sleep disorders, Parkinsons disease, Narrowing of the blood vessels, Stress, Relationship problems, Depression, Concerns over sexual performance, penis size etc
Impotence can ruin your sex life
The inability to get an erection firm enough for sex can have a devastating effect on both you and your partner. The sooner you seek help, the sooner your sex life can be turned around. Doctors treat men for impotence regularly so please don’t feel embarrassed about contacting us; this is what we do on a daily basis
How can I improve matters myself?
Together with your Moorgate Doctor, there will be certain things that you could do to help improve your erections and resolve your impotence issue. We work with you on a holistic level to get things moving forward once again.
Begin by trying to cut down on smoking or even better, stop altogether.
Cut down on alcohol if you drink over the recommended units per week
Try to cut down stress in your everyday life if you feel this could be a factor
Make sure you see your Doctor if you have ongoing health conditions
What treatments are out there for erectile dysfunction?
You do not need to suffer impotence. There are a number of options our Doctors can consider to get your erections back and resolve your erectile dysfunction problem. These include:
The next step is to arrange a consultation so that we can begin the process of assessing what is causing your impotence. Then we can start to put a plan together that gets you your sex life back on track and get rid of your erectile dysfunction.
The sooner you get in touch, the sooner you can be having a satisfying sex life once again. Do it for you and do it for your partner.