Erectile dysfunction is a condition when a man can no longer get or keep erection form enough for intercourse. If this occurs sometimes, infrequently, it is not a cause for concern. However, if it is an ongoing problem, it may cause stress, lowered self-confidence and may lead to problems in the relationship.
The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:
- Trouble in getting an erection of the penis
- Trouble in keeping the erection
- Reduced sexual desire
It is advisable to a doctor if a man is suffering from persistent erectile dysfunction which is disrupting a healthy sex life and is affecting you and your partner. Men who have diabetes, heart disease or other health issues should also see their family doctor. Treatment for erectile dysfunction often includes treating the underlying cause for it.
This disorder may be due to physical and/or psychological reasons. Some of the common causes of erectile dysfunction are as follows:
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Low Testosterone
- Tobacco, Alcohol, Drug usage
- Certain Medicines
Psychological reasons include:
- Depression, Anxiety
- Relationship issues due to stress, communication problems
Another important risk factor for erectile dysfunction in men is age. As men get older, erections may take longer to develop and not be as firm. However, age itself is not the direct reason behind this. With age, there is increase in health issues and consumption of medicines which then contribute to erectile dysfunction.
This disorder needs to be addressed and solved at the earliest as failure to do so may lead to increased stress, lowered self-esteem, anxiety unsatisfactory sex life which in turn affects marital or other relationships and additionally may cause inability to get one’s partner pregnant. This is turn could lead to increased stress. This becomes a vicious cycle out of which, it is vital to get out.
There are various supplements available in the market which claim to cure erectile dysfunction speedily and effectively. It is however, necessary to weigh the available options wisely before adopting any of these supplements.