Diagnosis and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is permanent or recurring inability to perform during a sexual intercourse and have problems with getting erections. In many cases erectile dysfunction is also followed or combined with premature ejaculation. There are different causes of erectile dysfunction that cause this sexual disorder.

Explanation of erectile mechanism

Erectile dysfunction corpus cavernosaIn the penis erectile tissues there, filling with blood which, like a sponge, causing it to swell and voltage. You can draw an analogy with a capacity of two tubes: one tube in the capacity of the blood to flow (blood vessels), on the other tube (through the veins) blood flows. During erection blood flow (the arteries), high and outflow (through the veins) stops completely. It is regulated by the amount of blood through the vessels coming and going from the corpus cavernosa of the nervous system. Its role can be compared to a control computer. If the laptop (nervous system) fails - it leads to erectile dysfunction.

In this example it is clear that the irregularities in the filling of the container can be caused by any breach of regulation (nervous system), or a violation of blood flow (blood vessels) or a violation of the outflow of blood (venous vessels). All of these factors influence the development of erectile dysfunction.

Of course, there is also the endocrine system, hormones that regulate sexual behavior, affect the nervous component of an erection, as well as on vascular interaction. If you violate production of certain hormones also occurs erectile dysfunction.

Types of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, according to the factors that cause this sexual disorder, can be divided into such types:

    1. Psychogenic factors account for about 30% of all cases of erectile dysfunction.


    1. Vascular causes contain about 70% of the cases of erectile dysfunction. Approximately 1/3 of the cases of vascular erectile dysfunction are associated with malfunction of the blood arteries. 1/3 erectile dysfunction is associated with venous disorders and 1/3 of erectile dysfunction is associated with mixed arterial-venous forms.


    1. Effect of endocrine imbalance equally affects both psychogenic factors for erectile dysfunction, and vascular.


Treatment of erectile dysfunction

Endocrine disorders, of course, are quite complex and to get stable positive effect is not sufficient to use a simple pattern over dose testosterone preparations. By themselves, testosterone preparations like Provera most cases cause rapid positive effect on erectile dysfunction. This is very like to use fans of easy money. Unfortunately, the problem with this approach to the treatment of erectile dysfunction that use long hormone (testosterone) leads to the extinction of their own production of androgens (male sex hormones), potentially dangerous in respect of Oncology (prostate cancer), and in the development of hypertension is unstable effect.

Erectile dysfunctionArterial forms of erectile dysfunction are treated much worse. Often vascular causes of erectile dysfunction are the manifestation of systemic age-related diseases: atherosclerosis of the heart and brain, diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer's and many others. The fact that form vascular causes of erectile dysfunction and diseases listed above are the same. All of these diseases are chronic and people with them for life getting appropriate treatment is still not cured. Therefore hardly expect a favorable outcome in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in these diseases.

Psychogenic forms of violation of erectile dysfunction are very difficult to treat and, despite the abundance of psychotropic drugs is still the parish of psychotherapists (psychoanalysts and other representatives of psychological interventions). In general, it is possible to cure erectile dysfunction completely if to use multiple methods of therapy.