Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)


The symptoms include:

  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Trouble keeping an erection
  • Reduced sexual desire
Tests to diagnose: 

There are tests that aim to distinguish between psychological, nervous, and circulatory causes. One is the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test. Other tests include blood test, urine test, ultrasound and overnight erection test.


Oral medications are a successful erectile dysfunction treatment for many men. They include:

  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)

Medications for erectile dysfunction include phosphodiesterase inhibitors, prostaglandins, and testosterone.

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