Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Arun Kumar

When the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels take a stand to warn you.
 
Erectile Dysfunction is the inability of the male to sustain erection through sexual intercourse to ejaculation. It might cause a certain hindrance to conceiving baby naturally. If the situation arises sporadically, it might not be an issue but when this disturbs your sex life or your life, in general it is time to take a look at it. Moreover, the condition is prevalent with ageing.
The causes are many and thus the treatments are varied.
But, yes, it is treatable.
 
Causes:
It can be caused due to physical ailment or psychologically.
As physical goes, the causes are:
 
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Tobacco and alcohol
  • High cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Low testosterone
  • Obesity to name a few.
Psychologically:
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Mental health conditions
Although there are fertility treatments for conception that doesn’t require erection, seeking help from a doctor regarding this might help with some underlying issues in the body – probably the cause of it.
 
Treatments:
  • Diagnose and treat the underlying causes, if any.
  • Assistive devices to improve erection.
  • Self-care like quitting smoking and alcohol intake.
  • Counselling or treatments for psychological problems.
  • Weight reduction and healthy lifestyle.
All these are possible only after you share this with your doctor. It is not embarrassing as around half of the male population in the world experience erectile dysfunction, 52% to be exact. A word to the wise, it is more satisfying to get it treated rather than living with it.
 
 
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