Are you shying away from women just because you are coping with erectile dysfunction? Is erectile dysfunction or dysfunction erectile impotence, stressing you out? Erectile dysfunction is not a recent ailment. It has existed since ages. Yet it’s only now that people have become more aware about it.
Erectile dysfunction is more of an emotional problem than a physical problem for men. Erectile dysfunction is most commonly referred to as ED. In simple terms means the repeated inability of men to get or maintain erection throughout the intercourse to attain sexual fulfillment.
Erection requires a precise sequence of events, and when any sequence is disrupted it leads to dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction usually occurs due to damage of nerves, arteries or smooth muscles. Defective lifestyle pattern such as smoking, obesity, excessive consumption of liquor, avoidance of physical activity can also contribute to ED.
Sensory or mental stimulus or both initiates erection. The brain and local nerves send impulses which lead the muscles of the corpora cavernosa to loosen up, permitting blood to flow in and seal the spaces. The blood generates pressure in the corpora cavernosa, in turn expanding the penis. The tunica albuginea helps lock in blood in the corpora cavernosa, thus sustaining erection.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms can be enumerated as:
- Inability to have erection while masturbation or while having sex with your partner
- Inability to maintain erection firm enough for sexual intercourse
- Inability to maintain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse.
Physiological factors such as vascular disease, diabetes and many more are main causes of erectile dysfunction. Apart from physiological factors, psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, guilt can also lead to erectile dysfunction. In fact psychological factors amplify the physical factors.
As per the studies ED generally occurs among men above or in the age group of 40-65. Never the less, it should not be considered as an inevitable part of aging.
ED can be treated at any age. With the advancement of medical science, medications have evolved in order to treat erectile dysfunction effectively. Though, these medications may vary from individual to individual.
The market is flooded with a gamut erectile dysfunction drugs such as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra.
These drugs work on the same principle, to increase the blood flow into the penis and thus sexually stimulate men and causing an erection. The best part is that all these drugs are FDA approved oral prescription. A prior consultation with a doctor is recommended.