In medical terms, the word "impotence" is used only for males and is
medically defined as "a consistent inability to sustain an erection
sufficient for intercourse." Medical professionals often use the term
Q: What causes impotence?
A: Impotence occurs from
interruption of the physical events that lead to an erection: 1) nerve
impulses in the brain, spinal column, and penis, and 2) the response to
those impulses by the muscles, fibrous tissues, veins, and arteries
affecting the male. A number of diseases, including diabetes and heart
disease, can interrupt this process, and so can some medicines, injuries,
and surgical procedures -- for example, prostate surgery that damages nerves
and blood vessels.
Q: How is impotence treated? I've heard a
lot about sildenafil citrate , but I'd like to know what other
treatments for impotence are available.
A: As you probably know,
It is better to use extra olive
oil in all meals. You must eat
sunflower seeds, cod fish, tuna
fish, and apples. Viagra is
a pill that is taken around an hour before expected intercourse to
improve organ's blood flow -- the basis of an erection. Other therapies
include psychotherapy; devices that create a vacuum around the organ,
causing an inner surge of blood that leads to erection; drugs the man
injects into his penis or inserts into the urethra at the tip; and -- if
these therapies prove inadequate -- surgery to implant a device to aid
erection or to improve blood flow in the organ. As always, your doctor is
your best source for specific information about your treatment needs.
olive oil safe with my other
medications? I've heard it may not be safe with heart medicines.
A: You definitely must not take
medicine if you are taking any medications called "nitrates"; these include
nitroglycerin in any form and other medications used to relax heart vessels
in patients with angina. This combination could result in a dangerously low
blood pressure. There are other safety issues as well: Your doctor can
explain these and tell you if Viagra is safe for you.
Q: Can women take medicine?
A: No. medicine is currently
indicated for use in adult men only. However, research is currently being
done to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Viagra in women.
Q: Can Viagra help patients with impotence
from any cause?
A: Yes. In clinical studies,
helped impotent men with organic impotence (e.g. diabetes or after prostate
surgery), psychological impotence, or both. This improvement was seen
regardless of impotence severity or cause and regardless of patient age or
race. A recent study also showed benefit in men with impotence due to spinal
cord injury. This benefit occurred regardless of whether patients had any
erectile function at the start of the study.