Causes of Erectile Dysfunction and Its Prevention

Erectile Dysfunction – Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

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Men believe; sexual problems are a normal part of growing older, but fortunately, modern life style has debunked this myth. Perhaps men’s sex life isn’t what it used to be. It is due to the common sexual problems they have been facing off late.

Men believe; sexual problems are a normal part of growing older, but fortunately, modern life style has debunked this myth. Perhaps men’s sex life isn’t what it used to be. It is due to the common sexual problems they have been facing off late.

For young boys in their 20′s, erectile dysfunction is a rare event, but nowadays, its likelihood has increased exponentially. So grab your best solution.

Now there’s a menu of options that can help you perform better and draw your partner and you closer. 1 in 10 men is suffering from sexual problem these days, so be open and comfortable talking about sexual problems with your health care providers or with your partner!

Erectile Dysfunction

Common Sexual Problems in Men

  • Erectile dysfunction or Impotence
  • Lack of interest in sex life (diminished libido)
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delayed or inhibited ejaculation

So today in my article, I shall give an insight about erectile dysfunction.

What is ED?

Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a condition in which the man’s penis does not erect or erect hard enough to have sexual intercourse. In some cases, an erection occurs but it cannot be sustained for a long period.

Hence, if the erection does not happen properly, sexual intercourse cannot take place. Erectile Dysfunction is completely different from other sexual problems.

Is ED Common?

Lets first understand how erection of the penis occurs. For example: when a man becomes sexually excited, his brain sends a signal to the nerves present in penis that increases the blood flow to the penis.

This in turn expands and hardens the tissues of the penis. So ED depends upon your nervous system and blood circulation. Now let us move on to the question.

How Common is Erectile Dysfunction?

It has been surveyed that 1 in 10 men have a persistent or recurring inability to achieve an erection. So don’t hide this condition, treatment is a must for it!

Erectile Dysfunction

Most men face this problem occasionally, i.e., when they’re tired, stressed, distracted or drunk. However, this is only for a temporary period; otherwise an erection occurs most of the times when you are sexually aroused.

What Causes ED?

A wide range of diseases, medications, injuries and psychological (mental health) problems can cause erectile dysfunction. Here are some of the most common causes

#1. Physical Causes

The major cause is reduced blood flow to the penis that is known as vasculogenic.

I already told you that erection occurs when the blood flow to your penis is increased. So then, if you’re suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, atherosclerosis, all this will interfere with the process of erection.

#2. Neurogenic Diseases

During sexual arousal, brain sends an impulse to nerves present in the penis to stimulate blood flow.  But some neurogenic diseases like\ multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes will affect the response of nerves going to the penis.

#3. Hormonal Causes

Abnormal levels of certain hormones can interfere with erections and sex drive. Hormonal problems, such as a low testosterone level, are an uncommon cause of impotence.

#4. Level of Sexual Desire-Libido

If anything affects the libido that can cause ED, because reduced levels of libido makes it difficult for the brain to trigger an erection.

If there is no sexual desire then how can the penis erect, so it is a temporary problem that may be due to stress and depression. Find out the reason, and male dysfunction treatment to enjoy sex drive.

If there is any spinal injury, following surgery to nearby structures, fractured pelvis, radiotherapy to the genital area, etc. are some causes for impotence.

#5. Medication

If you’re taking certain medicines like antidepressants, beta-blockers such as propranolol, atenolol, etc…, some ‘water tablets’ (diuretics), cimetidine can cause sexual problems.

These are the potential culprits for impotence; they could work singly or in combination. Mainly impotence is due to physical changes. So consult physician to know the cause and the best ED pills.

Prevention Of Erectile Dysfunction

Prevention Of Erectile Dysfunction

You can lessen the risk of developing ED problems by making some healthy lifestyle changes.

  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise daily
  • Stress can lead to ED disease
  • Avoid depression and anxiety
  • Avoid cigarette smoking & alcohol
  • Maintain normal blood pressure
  • Maintain normal cholesterol levels
  • Maintain proper blood sugar level

Because certain medications have been associated with impotence, ask your doctor about possible side effects before you start a new prescription.

Though there are a number of causes of ED, there are 7 effective erectile dysfunction treatments.

Find out ED treatment that suits your lifestyle, but be careful of the many scams that prey on Erectile Dysfunction sufferers. In my point of view taking a little blue pill, is not a solution for ED!

Some better treatments are there; my next article reveals the good news for impotency and happy sex life.

One thing you must also know, everyone feels timid to discuss ED, so take a preliminary step to spread about impotence.

Feel free to rekindle your love life. Enjoy Yourself!

4 thoughts on “Erectile Dysfunction – Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

  1. Akshata Agarwal says:

    Thank you all for appreciating the information. I will soon be posting another article stating about the treatments available for erectile dysfunction.
    DON’T GIVE IT A MISS..and if you like it please share it with your folks whom you know are suffering with this problem. I am sure they will appreciate it.

  2. Bharat says:

    Hi Akshata,

    Really informative article, Lot of diseases and health issues are taking place due to improper lifestyle. So if you focus on our healthy lifestyle then we can easily an healthy life. Men should not shy about their erectile dysfunction problem, instead they should consult with an expert and treat it.

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