Impotence Education is a Vital Part of Treatment

The importance of impotence education can't be over-emphasized.  It is considered to be one of the most common male sexual disorders and estimates suggest that it affects over 150 million men worldwide. 

Yet less than 10% of men with impotence seek treatment, so it's difficult to determine precise statistics. 

Comprehensive impotence education would undoubtedly help men understand that they're not alone, and that effective treatments are available.

Impotence education will help you understand the reasons for male impotence, and lead you to more extensive information about the physical and psychological causes of impotence as well as the extensive range of treatment options available.

In over 80% of cases, impotence (or erectile dysfunction) is due to physical causes rather than psychological causes. To learn more, visit:

Impotence education includes understanding the underlying medical conditions that result in impotence. These include diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, hypertension, as well as prostate surgery, liver disease and obesity. 

Other risk factors include lifestyle choices like smoking, stress, and excessive alcohol or drug consumption. 

Because most men experience occasional impotence, usually as a result of fatigue, stress, or excessive alcohol or drug consumption, their often unrealistic expectations about their masculinity and virility are affected. This subsequent fear of failure can often result in "performance anxiety" which only aggravates the problem and often leads to further episodes of impotence.

More impotence education would ensure that men realize "performance anxiety" is a common problem and that most men have experienced it.

How is impotence diagnosed?

Impotence education begins by seeking professional medical advice. This is vitally important so that any underlying medical condition can be diagnosed and effectively treated as soon as possible.

Your doctor may be able to provide you with informative impotence education literature to help you learn more about impotence.

Your doctor will usually start by getting a full medical and sexual history to help evaluate the nature and severity of your condition. A medical history can help uncover diseases or illnesses that may have led to your impotency. 

Your blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature, height, weight and other medical statistics will be taken.

Discussing your sexual history will help distinguish between physiological and psychological causes, such as problems you may have had in the past with erections, ejaculation and orgasm, as well as the extent of your sexual desire, or libido. 

Your medical evaluation will also include listing all legal and illegal medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past. Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can contribute to impotence. 

physical examination can provide valuable information to help your doctor determine the cause of impotence.

Your penis may be examined to assess it's degree of sensitivity. Unusual characteristics such as a penis that bends when erect could indicate Peyronie's disease.

Your doctor will usually take blood and urine samples to test for undiagnosed systemic illnesses, such as diabetes or liver and kidney disorders. If your medical history indicates a low sex drive, a simple blood test will measure your level of testosterone and provide valuable information about your hormone levels.

In some cases, your doctor may also ask you about your experiences, feelings and reactions during lovemaking to determine if there may be an underlying psychological cause.

It is very important that you are honest and frank with your doctor, so that a proper assessment can be made.

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