Once thought of as a taboo to discuss outside of the bedroom, impotence is a problem that appears to be growing according to recent studies. In recent years more and more reports have flooded in from men who now feel comfortable with talking to their doctors. Male impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED has been given the spotlight during the end of the last century since the FDA approved the Pfizer produced pill Viagra in 1998.
Other pills including Cialis and Levitra have given men even more quick options to deal with this once untreatable problem. Once the media picked up on these often called wonder pills, impotence quickly became a hot topic of conversation. No more was it a punch line to a bad joke as it had been in the past.
Men began to pour into their doctor's offices around the world confiding their own personal battles with impotence. Since then there has been much learned and we can now medically state some of the most common causes. The question men want to know most of all is what can I do?
What we know for sure is that there can be any number of reasons as to why a man suffers from impotency. This can make diagnosis extremely difficult and self diagnosis nearly impossible. One of the main problems that men tend to have is being open enough to even admit that there is a problem in the first place. Consider for a moment the effects impotence may have on the often large male ego.
It can be devastating to say the least and many men tend to suffer alone rather than face perceived ridicule. This is why reports have grown, not because male impotence is a new phenomenon but because men can now feel more confident in telling their doctors. Unfortunately not all men can muster the strength to face impotency. In some cases this problem is even kept from their own worried spouses. In a society where boys don't cry and size matters, can you really blame them though?
Anyone suffering impotence should seek medical advice as soon as possible because it could be a sign of a more serious problem. High Blood Pressure is a common cause as is prostate cancer for instance. Ignoring it could be a matter of life and death in some extreme cases. If you are already attending counseling you may want to speak with them about it.
Since there is already a level of discretion established you shouldn't feel awkward in getting their advice. They may be able to recommend someone for you to see that could give you a more detailed opinion. Even though we know more about impotence than we have ever known the problem can't be cured unless it's reported. The answer may be as simple as a prescription of Cialis or may result in a treatment of another unknown aliment.
Regardless a visit to the doctor is the best way to go in determining what needs to be done. Don't be stubborn and let this common problem continue to affect your life. You are not alone and treatments are available, but only through a qualified professional.