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The Main Types of Impotence


Many people suffer from impotence nowadays. If you are one of them you should know that consulting a specialist is the best option for you in this domain. Impotence is curable but in order to cure it you should know exactly what the causes of its appearance are. There are 6 main types of impotence.

These types are listed below in order for you to be informed of the factors that can cause impotence:

a) The venogenic impotence occurs when veins of the penis prevent the erection because of blood leakage. Usually, these veins do not allow blood at all to flow out of the penis. 50 % of the impotence cases are due to this type of impotence. Unfortunately, there are many cases of men who suffer from venogenic impotence even from birth.

b) Diabetic impotence is a very common form of impotence that occurs at diabetic persons. Half of the men who suffer from diabetes suffer from impotence too. Men who suffer from diabetic impotence should see a doctor every month in order to benefit from the best treatment for them.

c) The neurogenic impotence is the third type of impotence. The nerves of the penis are very delicate. Many times, men who suffered injuries of the pelvic area or of the back suffer from this type of impotence too.

d) The psychogenic impotence is caused by a psychological factor. Among these factors we have stress or anxiety. Unfortunately, these days, more and more people suffer from this type of impotence as the level of stress in our lives increases.

e) The arteriogenic impotence is similar to the venogenic one. When arteries do not bring enough blood to the penile area, men are not able to have an erection. This type of impotence is usually found at elderly persons or persons who have problems with high blood pressure or diabetes. Also, bicycle riders may encounter this problem too as the artery region is blocked by sustained friction in the area.

f) The hormonal impotence is not a much encountered type as it occurs in less than 5 % of the total cases of impotence in the world. This type of impotence is due to the imbalance of estrogen and testosterone in the blood. Usually, the erection is not so much affected as the libido in this case.

In summary, there are 6 main types of impotence. These types have psychological, physiological or lifestyle factors that can lead to male impotence.

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Male Impotence Symptoms


Many times, men suffering from impotence do not seek medical help. This is because of the embarrassment or because of the denial. However, if you are one of these men you should know that consulting a doctor is the best solution for treating impotence. He will advise you on the solutions and he will prescribe the proper treatment for the condition.

Being embarrassed should not be a problem as many men all over the world suffer from this condition. It is said that 10 % of the male population suffers a form or another of impotence.

Doctors require a physical examination and some tests to be performed in order to establish the cause and the gravity of the impotence. This way they will give you the proper treatment and advices. Many times the doctor will observe problems even from the physical examination. You may have a hormonal impotence and this type of impotence manifests with abnormal hair patterns or growth patterns.

If the impotence is due to a circulatory problem, this can be also seen at a physical examination. For example, the blood may be blocked by an aneurysm in the penile area. The Peyronie’s disease can be also observed at an examination. However, this disease is a rare one.

Besides physical examinations, doctor may rely on laboratory tests when diagnosing impotence. The laboratory tests are great at revealing the causes that led to impotence. Knowing the cause or causes is the first step to treating the condition.

Sometimes, impotence hides other more serious conditions and the doctor will observe if it is the case. The measurement of liver enzymes, blood count tests and urine analysis are all laboratory tests in an impotence case. If the patient lacks the sex desire, a testosterone test will also be performed.

Unfortunately, in some cases both laboratory tests and physical examinations do not reveal the cause of the impotence. If that is the case, doctors usually suggest other tests to be performed. Also, monitoring the patient over night might be required. This is because healthy men usually have erections during sleep. They are called night erections and they are very important in establishing whether a man suffers from impotence or not.

If the patient does not experience nocturnal erections, chances are that he suffers from a physical impotence. In this case the doctor is sure that the psychological factors have no importance as the physical impotence is the one that should be treated.

In conclusion, there are many ways that a doctor can establish the causes of your impotence. However, without consulting a doctor you will not know them and the impotence may aggravate over time.

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