What is Erectile Dysfunction?
The term “erectile dysfunction” is used to denote a permanent or periodic inability to achieve and / or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
Erectile dysfunction in most cases is a symptom of systemic diseases, such as:
- diabetes mellitus;
- changes in vascular properties during smoking;
- congenital vascular abnormality;
- varicose veins;
One of the possible risk factors for erectile dysfunction development is trauma or surgery on pelvic organs. Chronic stress, persistent fatigue, depression can also cause erectile dysfunction.
The prevalence of erectile dysfunction among men of all ages ranges from 10% to 20%.
Scientists and doctors dealing with erectile dysfunction have long concluded that diagnosis in most cases is a very difficult task and requires use of additional instrumental examination methods.
A complete examination using instrumental methods allows you to select the most effective erectile dysfunction treatment method, to find cause of erectile dysfunction and to detect a hidden disease that is symptomatic of it.
Penile Ultrasound – Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosis
Ultrasound of penis is a widely used technique that attracts doctors by its simplicity, high informativeness, safety, accessibility and speed (the whole procedure will take no more than 30 minutes).
At the initial stage, a complex ultrasound of penis in the rest state is used.
It makes it possible to exclude in the future the most frequent organic component of erectile dysfunction:
- volume formations;
- cicatricial changes;
- various inflammations;
- congenital anomalies.
This study is completely painless and does not require any preliminary patient’s preparation.
If necessary, doctor may prescribe an additional ultrasound using erectile inducers (pharmacological test-intracavernous pharmacological test). In this case, to create an induced erection in penile cavernous body, a vasoactive drug is introduced.
Complex ultrasound examination of penile blood flow with a pharmacological test allows you to evaluate parameters of blood flow in all phases of erection, to reveal pathology of vessels and to determine mechanism of erectile dysfunction appearance, and, consequently, to develop the optimal erectile dysfunction treatment method.
Ultrasonic examination of penis includes the following technologies:
- Doppler techniques, consisting of pulse-wave mode, energy Doppler mapping.
Correct diagnosis and timely treatment of erectile dysfunction, aimed at the true causes of erectile dysfunction, allows you to return a man to a full life in the shortest time.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Previously, problems with potency were considered a “sentence” for men. Doctors-urologists simply did not know what can help such patients. Modern medicine has already reached such heights, when even erectile dysfunction can be treated. Recovery of erectile function usually passes quite effectively – in about 98% of patients erectile dysfunction symptoms disappear almost immediately after therapy initiation.
Medical workers provide the infomation about the most effective methods of erectile dysfunction treatment. The restoration plan for potency is developed individually for a specific patient, based on the results of diagnosis and the characteristics of organism.
Most often, medical treatment of erectile dysfunction is used, the most modern and effective drugs are used.
Treatment of erectile dysfunction in men is carried out only after a comprehensive survey, which includes:
- physical examination of the patient;
- ultrasound of the prostate;
- rectal examination of the prostate;
- biotesiometry (sensitivity analysis of the sexual sphere);
- dopplerography (study of blood flow in the vessels of the penis);
- consultation with a doctor.
Of particular importance are the preventive examinations of a specialist, since timely diagnosis and elimination of erectile dysfunction problem will help avoid erectile dysfunction in the future.
Category: Erectile dysfunction
Tags: impotence, Men’s Health, sexual dysfunction