Impotence is a common problem for men. It is considered as the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse or even achieve an ejaculation or both. It is a form of erectile dysfunction and impotence can increase with age as your muscles naturally become weaker. Men with less education are more likely to experience impotence, because they might tend to lack a healthy lifestyle as they might have a less healthy diet, drink more and even exercise less.
There are many causes for impotence; heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, substance abuse (drugs), peyronies disease, sleep disorders, relationship problems, peripheral vascular disease, systemic disease, hormonal imbalance and medications for blood pressure and heart problems especially. Treatments are available for impotence, including prescription medicines, natural remedies or even having incorporating some lifestyle changes.
Prescription Medicine for Impotence Cure
There are two different types of medical treatments that can be used to treat impotence; Prescription medicines and medical interventions, and under both of these, many different treatments are available to cure impotence.
Sidenafil (Viagra) – This is a pharmaceutical oral drug which is used to increase the chances of curing impotence. An erection within a man is cause by the engorgement of the penis with blood. This occurs when the amount of blood flowing into the penis increases and the blood flowing out of the penis decreases. Nitric oxide is produced within the penis when sexually stimulated, nitric oxide helps in the activation of an enzyme known as guanylate cyclise which will cause the production of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), it is the CGMP that is mainly responsible for getting an erection as it will affect the flow of incoming and outgoing blood in the penis.
Sidenafil (Viagra) will help a man get an erection by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiestarase-5 or also known as PDE-5 which can destroy the cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate) who help in the maintenance of an erection. As Viagra will help in preventing the cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate) from getting destroyed, more of it (cGMP) will be produced, which will help in prolonging the duration and sturdiness of an erection. Other drugs that are very similar to Viagra are Cialis, Staxyn and Levitra.
There are side effects to Viagra though which can be very irritating, such as headaches, stomach pain, nasal congestion, nausea, dizziness, rashes, urinary tract infections, diarrhoea and the inability to differentiate between the colours green and blue.
Medical treatment for impotence cure
Testosterone replacement – Sometimes impotence can occur from having low testosterone levels. There are four different types of testosterone replacements that are used commonly and easily available;
1) Skin Patch (transdermal): – This is where a skin patch is worn on the arm or the upper body so that testosterone can be supplied through the skin into the body. It is applied once a day. Androderm is a product which helps achieve this.
2) Gels: – These come in packets of clear testosterone gel. The testosterone will directly be absorbed throught he skin when you apply it. It is advised to be applied only once a day. Androgel and Testim are products which can be bought to help achieve this and Natesto is a gel applied inside the nose.
3) Mouth Patch: – Striant is a product which can be bought in tablet form and can be placed in between the upper lip and the gums. It can be taken twice a day and it will continuously release testosterone into the blood through oral tissues.
4) Injections and Implants: – This is when testosterone is directly injected into the muscles or implanted as pellets in the soft tissues. The body will slowly absorb the testosterone into the blood stream.
Testosterone pills are not recommended to be taken as it can have negative impacts on the liver, so the above four methods are more commonly used as to bypass the liver.
Be warned that these processes can have side effects and the long term risks and benefits are still unknown due to large clinical trials yet to be conducted. Only if symptoms of low testosterone and blood levels are proven should one proceed with this treatment. A few symptoms of low testosterone can be; low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, Fatigue, decreased muscle mass, body and facial hair loss, difficulty concentrating, Depression, irritability and a low sense of wellbeing. Only if any of these symptoms are present and further tests prove that an individual has an abnormally low level of testosterone can a doctor approve for this treatment to be conducted.
The benefits this treatment can be impossible to predict as it can differ between individuals, but some common things were present in the people who underwent this procedure was increase energy levels, sex drives and getting a good erection thus eliminating impotence. Increased bone density, muscle mass and insulin sensitivity were also discovered in some men. However some of the risks could include getting a rash on the surface where the testosterone was applied, and increased risk of heart attack or strokes, facilitate in the growth of prostate cancer (people who already have this are advised not to partake in testosterone replacement procedures), sleep apnoea and blood clots as well which could lead to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Surgical treatment for impotence cure
Penile Revascularization – This is a surgical way to cure impotence. It is also known as a microvascural arterial bypass. It is very similar to a cardiac bypass whereas the blood flow to the penis will be redirected through another artery in order to bypass a blocked artery. The most ideal people to undergo this surgery are people with impotence and a history of perineal or pelvic trauma who have a localised penile artery lesion.
This surgery is not recommended for people with atherosclerosis because this condition can lead the hardening of the blood vessels which can permanently damage the lining of the blood vessels inside the penis. Side effects may include arterial bleeding right after the operation si complete and for the first few weeks due to blunt trauma (any accidents or even while taking part in sexual activities), penile pain, priapism (having an erection for more than four hours) and a reduced penile sensation.
Natural Remedies for Impotence Cure
Thos who would not want to take any sort of prescription drugs or any medical treatments can opt for a variety of different natural remedies which can also help in curing impotence. The ultimate benefit from using natural products or remedies will be that they won’t have any side effects.
Musli: this is a wonderful and marvellous herb which has been in circulation since the Vedic times, spanning back to a number of centuries where this herb musli was used to cure individuals from impotence, lower libido and also help in increasing the sperm count in males. It has no side effects so can be consumed very confidently, and not only does it help with impotence but it also has a very tremendous effect to health and wellbeing as it can assist in curing diabetes, asthma and also boosts the immunity in an individual. It is commonly used in Ayurveda as an aphrodisiac and it contains more than 20 alkaloids, minerals and vitamins which will increase sex power, stamina and also help develop a psychological clarity for a great sexual relationship.
Acupuncture: This is mostly a process which helps in the restoration and flow of the energy within an individual’s body using hair thing needles, several diseases or syndromes can inhibit the flow of energy within one self throughout the body and can lead to or cause impotence. There are a few particular points in the body which can be acupunctured in order to help with impotence.
1) B23 and B47: – Also known as the Bladder 23 and Bladder 47 points. They are considered as vitality points which will help with premature ejaculation, sexual reproductive problems, fatigue, impotency and lower back pain. It also strengthens the immune system and boosts the energy flow within the body.
2) K1 – Also known as Kidney 1, this is another acupuncture point which helps to cure impotence; it is located at the centre of the sole of foot. Also known as the bubbling springs. Acupuncturing this point will help cure impotence and also help very well with menopause related problems such as headaches, hot flashes, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
3) CV4 – Also known as conception vessel and is another very important point for curing impotence. It is located exactly four finger widths below the belly button. Placing acupunctures on this point will help facilitate and relieve uro reproductive problems, urinary incontinence and impotence, as well as increase some health benefits; it can help with chronic fatigue, diarrhoea, menstrual problems and also relieves back pain.
4) St36 – Also known as Stomach 36, this is a popular acupressure point, note that acupressure is different from acupuncture, as acupuncture is when a thin haired needle is used to stimulate the points while acupressure uses a substantial amount of pressure to massage the certain points. St36 can be located four finger widths below the knee cap and one finger width outside the shin bone. Applying acupressure to this point will help in the overall strengthening of the body and increases the functioning of the sexual reproductive systems. Activating this point can also help with insomnia, asthma, knee pain, depression and digestive disorders.
5) K3 – Also known as Kidney 3, this is an acupuncture point which is found in the middle of the ankle bone and the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle. When activated on this point it can help with fatigue, loss of libido, relieving sexual tensions premature ejaculation and impotence.