Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve a stable erection or perform a full sexual act. This is a physiological or psychological pathology that prevents partners from enjoying intimacy due to problems with erection, lack of ejaculation or orgasm in a man. Usually the reason for contacting a urologist or andrologist is a situation when even with strong sexual arousal the cavernous body of the penis does not fill with blood, that is, it does not go into an upright state.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms
According to who statistics, erectile dysfunction occurs in 10% of men after 21 years and in a third of all representatives of the stronger sex after reaching the age of 60 years. And this indicator continues to increase. At the same time, only 22% of men seek professional advice from a doctor and only 36% of this number begins the proposed treatment. Most of them make independent attempts to combat the problem of questionable drugs with unproven effectiveness. This approach at best gives a short-term effect, and at worst-leads to a complete breakdown of sexual function. In order not to expose yourself to the risk of irreversible changes and serious complex about impotence, you need to go to a urologist if the following warning is displayed:
- lack of erection in the morning;
- accelerated ejaculation;
- inability to achieve a full erection during masturbation;
- slows down the rate of erection even with strong sexual arousal.
Causes and treatment
Erectile dysfunction in men, which arose as a result of pathological changes in organic nature, develops gradually. It is usually accompanied by a decrease in interest in sexual life. A more complex situation is the presence of psychogenic problems (depression, stress, psychological trauma, chronic fatigue, etc.). most of these patients maintain an erection in the morning and the possibility of self-satisfaction, and characteristic violations are observed precisely in the process of intimacy with a partner. In mixed pathologies, both of the above factors are the cause.
Among the main risks that provoke male potency dysfunction:
- smoking for a long period;
- alcohol abuse;
- blood pressure;
- ischemia of the heart;
- neurosis and other mental disorders;
- the period of adaptation of the body with a sharp change in lifestyle and diet;
- taking certain medications;
- sedentary work;
- consequences of injuries;
- surgical interventions in the genital area.
Prolonged depression leads to erection problems in about 25% of cases. This is especially true for young and middle-aged people. In such situations, the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men should be comprehensive and include regular visits to a psychotherapist. Organic disorders are much more common. They usually appear due to changes in the walls of blood vessels that occur as a result of the natural aging processes of the body.
The success of therapy depends mainly on the correct definition of the etiology of the disease. If you have a psychogenic problem, you can restore sexual health and activity with the help of consultation with a specialized specialist. Unfortunately, this can not be said about serious organic disorders associated with surgical treatment or even removal of the prostate. But in any case, you need qualified medical care that will stop the progression of the disease and prevent irreversible consequences.
Shock wave therapy (SWT)
The essence of UVT is an easy impact on the tissues, as a result of which elasticity returns to the walls of blood vessels, which contributes to the restoration of normal blood supply. In the treatment of erectile dysfunction, a noticeable positive result is observed after 1-3 Sessions.
This therapy is directed directly at the cause of the pathology, so it not only eliminates the symptoms. By completing the full course provides a long-lasting and stable effect even without pharmacological support or with minimal amounts of it. In some cases, shock wave therapy allows to prevent surgical intervention. The method is painless and does not threaten the patient with negative consequences.
Magnetic laser therapy (MLT)
The dual effect of the magnetic field and laser radiation makes it possible to increase the depth of penetration of the pulses. MLT increases the effectiveness of drugs, eliminates pain in the urethra and the area of the external genitalia and significantly improves the quality of erection. Treatment is painless and convenient. When surface irradiation, special glasses are provided to protect the patient’s eyes.
Ozone therapy is a harmless and simple method that allows you to get a pronounced result. The procedure consists in intravenous administration of a saline solution saturated with an oxygen-ozone mixture. Its concentration is determined by the doctor. A dropper is put on for 30 minutes. At the end of the ozone treatment period (5-15 procedures):
- pathogenic fungi, bacteria and viruses are destroyed;
- there is a saturation of blood with oxygen;
- dilates the lumen of blood vessels;
- reduce inflammation;
- metabolic processes are accelerated;
- General and local immunity is strengthened.
Therapeutic massage of the prostate is performed by a urologist to normalize the flow of blood to this organ. This eliminates the lack of oxygen and nutrients in the tissues. In addition, free outflow of prostate secretions is provided, removal of congestion, reduction of inflammation and increased effect of medications.