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Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile Dysfunction ED Or Impotence:

Erectile dysfunction, the inability of the male partner to achieve and maintain an erection. This means even though a man has a strong desire to perform sexual act with a cooperative partner, he cannot perform sexual act because of looseness (absence of erection) of his penis. Even if he performs the sexual act with his determined efforts he does not get the erection and gets afflicted with tiredness, perspiration and frustration to perform sex or intercourse.ED (erectile dysfunction) may sometimes be even termed as Impotence. The likelihood of developing ED (erectile dysfunction or impotence) increases with age. It is estimated that 1 in 10 men over the age of 21 suffer from impotence of ED (erectile dysfunction); most men suffer in silence. In America today, it is estimated that 25 to 30 million men suffer from erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence or ED.


Why and How Erectile Dysfunction happen:

Erection of penis is a sequential event and any disruption in this sequence can cause erectile dysfunction (ED). The sequence includes nerve impulse in brain, spinal column, area around penis and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins and arteries in and around corpora cavernosa. Damage to nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, fibrous tissues often as a result of disease is the most common cause of erectile dysfunction (ED).

Most cases (70 to 80%) have some underlying pathology behind erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence. In older men, ED usually has a physical cause. Incidence increases with age. Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence does not have to be a part of getting older. It is true that as you get older, you may need more stimulation (such as stroking or touching) to get an erection. You might also need more time between erections. But older men should still be able to get an erection and enjoy sex.


Physical Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction (ED):

Alcohol And Tobacco Use


Brain Or Spinal Cord Injuries

Hypogonadism Leading To Lower Testosterone Levels

Liver Or Kidney Failure

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson's Disease

Radiation Therapy To The Testicles


Some Types Of Prostate Or Bladder Surgery

Side Effects Of Medicines 

Psychological Causes (Feelings):

Feeling Nervous About Sex, Perhaps Because Of A Bad Experience Or Because Of A Previous Episode Of Impotence Or Erectile Dysfunction (ED).

Feeling Stressed, Including Stress From Work Or Family Situations.

Being Troubled By Problems In Your Relationship With Your Sex Partner.


Feeling So Self-Conscious That You Cannot Enjoy Sex.

Thinking That Your Sexual Partner Is Reacting Negatively To You.

Whether The Cause Is Physical Or Psychological, The Damaging Effects On Both Partners Can Often Lead To The Breakup Of The Relationship.


How Is Erectile Dysfunction ED Diagnosed: 

You will be asked some questions and a physical examination may be done. Sample of your blood and urine may be tested for diseases and disorders. Other tests may also be needed. After full medical history and physical examination the doctor will determine which tests are right for you.