The word “impotence” was first mentioned in literature in the mid of the 1400s. But this term had a slightly different meaning, it could easily be replaced with the words “powerlessness” and “helplessness.” In the usual sense, the word was used by the English priest and historian T. Fuller in one of the books, which appeared in the middle of the 1700s. The impotence of young King Edward VI was mentioned there. It is difficult to believe in the fact that one of the first references to the word “impotence” was recorded in the Bible, where there was a clear hint at the sexual weakness of King David, who had made God angry and, as a result, received such a punishment. The theme of sexual disorders was also particularly acute in the Middle Ages.

Curing options before the 1900s

In the Middle Ages, wicked witches were usually blamed for men’s sexual problems, and the main way of treatment was considered the destruction of witches. Such sentiments prevailed in the minds of people until the nineteenth century.
In the late 1800s, erection problems began to be approached from the point of view of science. In 1883, famous American researcher William Hammond wrote his paper “male impotence”, in which he assumed that the causes of impotence could be early sex and masturbation. The scientist suggested that young men should refuse from having sex up to the age of 21, and limit the counts of intercourses to 3 times a month. William Hammond suggested rejecting sexual relations for a year as a treatment for erection problems. At the same time, there were developed therapies of treating genitals with nettle and passing weak electric discharge through them.

ED curing in the 1900s

In the 20th century, the control of male ED became more efficient. Masturbation was justified, and ED causes were divided by doctors into psychogenic and physical ones. An enormous role of background diseases provoking impotence was identified. In medicine, a huge step forward was made, there was developed a set of effective methods of healing, which gave positive results in 95% of cases, and returned men the joy of sexual life.
In the early 21st century, men began to transplant materials in the penis (the so-called intracavernous penile prosthesis). For curing ED of psychogenic origin, hypnosis has been actively used since the 1960s. Since 1982, doctors have prescribed special injections into the male organ with such drugs as papaverine, prostaglandin (PGe1) and atropine. These drugs have a relaxing effect on the smooth musculature of cavernous bodies, increase blood current and improve microcirculation, leading to an adequate erection. T hormone as a natural biologically active androgen is also used. The indication is ED caused by hypogonadism (hormonal ailment).

The revolution in ED curing

In 1992 in the UK during the pharmacological studies of “Pfizer” company, it was found that the medicament originally intended for treating heart ailments helped men to increase potency. In 1996, Viagra medication was patented.

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