Erectile Dysfunction

A closer look at Erectile Dysfunction

Commonly identified as ED, Erectile Dysfunction (or impotence) is the chronic inability to achieve and sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.  To achieve a full erection, there must be (1) a stimulus from the brain, (2) properly functioning nerves to the penis, (3) adequate blood circulation, and (4) the ability of the veins to conceal the blood inside of the penis. Any interference with these conditions can prevent a full erection.

Because men are reluctant to discuss ED with their doctors, the condition is underdiagnosed. Experts estimate that over 50% of men between the ages of 40-70 years old suffer from erectile dysfunction.

 Common Causes of ED

  • Atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries
  • Venous Leakage – Weak veins
  • Nerve diseases
  • Hormonal insufficiencies
  • Peyronie’s disease – scar tissue in the penis
  • Psychological conditions – stress, depressions, or performance anxiety
  • Injury to the penis
  • Medications

Considering Treatment for ED

If you fail to achieve an erection less than 20% of the time, that is not unusual. It can be due to environmental factors, such as overindulgence in alcohol or extreme fatigue. Although, failure to achieve an erection more than 50% of the time generally indicates a condition requiring some form of treatment. Seek help for ED right away, as it can lead to depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

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