Modern methods of treating impotence

In rare cases, the doctor prescribes a method of treatment, the goal of which is to eliminate the pathological factor. Much more often, especially in the case of “advanced” forms of impotence (when the patient did not seek advice immediately) and in mature men, an effective integrated approach. It is characterized by a combination of therapeutic methods and is designed not only to quickly restore sexual function, “restore the damage” that originally caused the disease, but also to combat the doubts that arise in most patients.


In a situation where an erection is not always present, but only during sexual intercourse, doctors talk about the psychogenic nature of impotence. In this case, arousal can be achieved during masturbation or sleep. Often, there is no need for medications or medical procedures to help the patient, a visit to a qualified psychotherapist (sometimes with a partner) is sufficient. A specialist will help clarify your emotions and advise you on effective techniques to restore sensuality, overcome tweezers and create a romantic atmosphere in the bedroom.

Erectile dysfunction medicine

Erectile dysfunction medications are traditionally perceived by ordinary people as magic pills, after which sexual function recovers instantly, if only for a few hours. Similarly, for example, funds based on sildenafil or tadalafil operate. Other drugs are used to eliminate the root cause of the disease. These may include, for example, hormonal medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, and dietary supplements to help normalize gonadal function, medications that improve impulse conduction along nerve fibers, etc.

By the way, impotence drugs are not always in the form of tablets: in some patients, treatment is given in the form of ointments, injections, rectal suppositories, and injectable solutions directly into the external urethra. The success of such treatment depends on the individual characteristics of each patient, so you must be prepared for possible side effects, as well as follow certain rules (for example, the use of a condom is mandatory when introducing certain medications).

Vacuum treatment of impotence

Another common treatment for erectile dysfunction is negative pressure created by special mechanical devices that must be activated just before sexual intercourse. A vacuum pump draws blood into the penis, after which the erection is maintained by a special ring that is worn at the base of the organ. This approach allows you to maintain the “functional” condition of the penis for up to 30 minutes, which is quite appropriate for some patients as symptomatic therapy for impotence. However, the vacuum method cannot completely cure the disease.


Perineal and pelvic organ massage is an important method used in the complex treatment of erectile dysfunction. Improved blood circulation in this area contributes to the activation of metabolic processes, vasodilation and increases the effectiveness of the medications used. An important and psychological component: massage sessions increase the sensitivity of the genitals, reduce stress.

Exercise therapy

Physiotherapy exercises for impotence are another assistive technique to strengthen the muscles that have sex and improve blood circulation in the intimate area. Its importance can hardly be overstated: the disease often develops in men with a sedentary lifestyle who, even before the onset of erection problems, had difficulty actively participating in sex. Another task of exercise therapy is to eliminate the effects of chronic compression of the pelvic organs, which is when wearing tight swimsuits or tight pants. Daily exercise according to the method proposed by a specialist in the treatment of erectile dysfunction will not only help improve the quality of sex, but will also prevent vascular disorders in men who have experienced psychogenic impotence or impotence due to hormonal disorders.

Surgical treatment of impotence.

If conservative treatment is deemed ineffective and there is no way to restore natural penile function, your doctor will recommend vascular surgery or penile prosthesis in your ward. Modern approaches to surgery allow a man to return to the joy of sex in 95% of cases, and the patient will no longer need to resort to “emergency pills” or a vacuum pump. The main disadvantage of the surgical method is the high cost of the operation, as well as the possible contraindications