Causes and treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a physical condition that many men feel shy to talk about even with the doctor. It somehow affects their ego. It has a huge impact on their ‘manly image’. But erectile dysfunction is a very common problem in men and it can be treated if diagnosed at the right time.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction occurs when you repeatedly fail to get an erection during sex. This can happen due to a number of reasons that can be physical and psychological as well. Here are three causes of erectile dysfunction.

Physical causes

If you have a problem with the blood flow, hormones or nerve supply then erectile dysfunction can occur. Heart disease can narrow your blood vessels and cause erectile dysfunction. Other health issues such as obesity, Parkinson’s disease, high blood pressure, etc. can cause erectile dysfunction as well. If you smoke too much or consume too much alcohol then also you may suffer from erectile dysfunction. Sometimes, injury in the pelvic area can also cause erectile dysfunction.

Psychological causes

Psychological causes of depression, anxiety, stress or fear of getting intimate can cause erectile dysfunction. Thes illnesses can be treated. You need to consult a doctor so that you can get rid of these psychological issues.

Treatments for erectile dysfunction

You can easily treat erectile dysfunction if you take action earlier. There are various pills that can help you to get an erection. You must take these 30 to 60 minutes before having sex. Viagra is one such pill that is very popular in this regard but there are other options. You can purchase these from your local pharmacies or online drug stores, but you may require doctor’s prescriptions. There are vacuum erection devices available that can help you to get an erection. A vacuum pump is used to make the penis rigid. There are a number of surgeries available to treat this condition as well. These include vascular surgery and penile implants. But surgery should be your last resort.

It is normal not to have erection a couple of times during sex. It can happen due to stress or other reasons. But if it’s a consistent problem then you are suffering from erectile dysfunction. In such case, you must consult a doctor and get treatment. If you don’t start your treatment, the problem may persist and you may have difficulty in your relationships. It will affect your overall personal life.

 

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