Diagnosis Is The First Step To Successful Treatment

Before male impotence, or erectile dysfunction, treatment can be provided, your health professional must diagnose the problem and the cause. The are several clinical tests that were described in the previous article. Clinical tests require specialized equipment, sometimes elaborate set-up, and a specially trained professional to interpret the results. The following diagnosis methods are more simple among the most often used to diagnose impotence.
Medical History

By looking through a persons medical history experts can see if any diseases, physical problems or lifestyle issues may have caused impotence to occur. Medical history could determine that prescription drugs are the primary cause of erectile dysfunction.

Physical Examination

A medical doctor can carry out a preliminary physical examination that may provide some insight into the cause of impotence, or enough information to cause the doctor to pursue additional investigation into a specific area.
Lack of normal sensitivity on the penis may be a symptom of problems with the general nervous system
Abnormal breast enlargement may be the result of a hormonal imbalance which may cause low testosterone and serve a secondary issue with a mans libido
Decreased pulses in the wrists and ankles which can show a circulatory problem, this may mean blood is not flowing to the penis well enough to gain an erection

An estimated 150 million men suffer from impotence worldwide at any given time. Impotence affects an estimated 10 million men in the USA alone. That number is much higher when occasional or sporadic bouts of erectile function are taken into account. The probability of experiencing erectile dysfunction increases with age. Most men who experience impotence do not seek medical advice or treatment.

The statistics are discouraging only because the causes of impotence can be easily diagnosed, and in the majority of cases, treated successfully. Of course, medical dianosis and treatment requires an initial visit to a health professional.

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