What is it?
Erectile Dysfunction, also called impotence, is a medical condition found in male patients where they either cannot get or keep an erection firm enough for sex.
If the patient has erectile dysfunction from time to time, it is not a cause for concern. However, if this condition lasts for a long time then it can cause stress, affect their self-confidence and also might cause problems in their relationship.
It advisable for patients suffering from erection problems to consult a doctor as in some cases, it can be cured if an underlying problem is treated.
When to see a doctor?
It is recommended that the patient consult the doctor if any of the following symptoms are present:
The doctor would need to know if the patient has any health conditions like diabetes, heart disease or any other health conditions that can be linked to erectile dysfunction.
The doctor usually performs the following tests to confirm the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction:
The doctor might opt for the right treatment options depending on the cause and severity of the erectile dysfunction. Some of the treatment options are:
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