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Differences Between Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction

A woman comforts a man who is confused about the differences between impotence and erectile dysfunction.Many medical terms are often used interchangeably, such as impotence and erectile dysfunction. The terms are connected but not the same, even though some sources report that erectile dysfunction was previously called impotence. Here at Premier Men's Medical Center, we want to correct myths about Men’s health. This post will examine the differences and possible solutions for impotence and erectile dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction has Several Forms

Erectile dysfunction has several different specified forms. A man may lose an erection earlier than desired, which is classified as erectile dysfunction. Other men cannot achieve or maintain an erection, and this is usually called impotence. A penile erection occurs when the blood flow enters the penis and is stored in small areas in the penis that act like sponges. The process begins with sexual arousal, which occurs when signals transmit from the brain to the nerves in the penis.

What are the Differences Between Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction?

The term impotence can be used to describe problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction or it can be a lack of sexual desire and problems associated with orgasm or ejaculation. On the other hand, erectile dysfunction is more specific to a man’s inability to achieve or maintain an erection. 

What are the Solutions for Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction?

To get a good idea of a course of action for either of these conditions, you will need to visit a physician who will do a physical examination, discuss any past or present health issues, and compile a list of medications you are currently taking.

The most important thing to remember if you believe that you or a loved one has one of these issues is that you are not alone. These are common conditions that occur when men get older. There are custom-tailored treatment solutions that will help you with your particular situation.

Depending on the underlying cause of impotence or erectile dysfunction, several types of treatment may be prescribed to improve your quality of life. A trained medical expert can help identify the underlying cause and suggest several treatment options. The professional staff at Premier Men's Medical Center have the insights and experience to diagnose your problem and provide you with a customized treatment.

For more information on our treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, click here. Give Premier Men's Medical Center a call today at (800) 671-5291 to set up an appointment. 

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