Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition where a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection. This condition prevents a man from having or ending sex. This condition used to be called impotence. ED can occur at any age, but is more common in men over 75 though it is not a part of anyone’s age. As a man gets older, he may need more stimulation (stroking and touching) to achieve an erection. He may also need more time between erections.
Understanding the most commonly diagnosed potential causes can help you identify why you may be experiencing this condition. Here are five common causes of impotence:
1. Endocrine disease
The body’s endocrine system produces hormones that regulate metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, mood, and much more. Diabetes which is an example of an endocrine disease can affects the body’s ability to use the hormone insulin.
One of the complications associated with chronic diabetes is nerve damage. This affects the sensations of the penis. Impaired blood flow and hormone levels and many more other complications are there associated with diabetes. Both of these factors are reasons of ED.
2. Neurological and nervous disorders
Several neurological conditions can increase the risk of impotence. Nervous conditions affect the brain’s ability to communicate with the reproductive system. Nervous disorders can also be a barrier to getting an erection enhancement treatment
. Neurological disorders associated with impotence include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- tumors of the brain or spine
- multiple sclerosis (MS)
- temporal lobe epilepsy
If you’ve had prostate surgery, you may also experience nerve damage, resulting in impotence. Long-distance cyclists can feel repetitive pressure on the buttocks and genitals which can affect nerve function. Because of this they can experience temporary impotence.
3. Taking medication
Taking certain medications can affect blood flow, which can lead to ED. You should never stop taking medications without your doctor’s approval, even if they are known to cause impotence.
Examples of drugs known to cause impotence include:
- alpha-adrenergic blockers, including tamsulosin (Flomax)
- antihistamines such as cimetidine (Tagamet)
- beta-blockers such as carvedilol (Coreg) and metoprolol (Lopressor)
- chemotherapy drugs
- central nervous system (CNS) depressants such as alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), and codeine
- CNS stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines
- diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix) and spironolactone (Aldactone)
- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and paroxetine (Paxil)
- synthetic hormones, including leuprolide (Eligard)
4. Heart conditions
Without sufficient blood flow to the penis, you cannot achieve an erection. Atherosclerosis, a condition that causes blood vessels to clog, can cause impotence. High cholesterol and high blood pressure (hypertension) are also associated with an increased risk of impotence.
5. Lifestyle factors and emotional disorders
In order to achieve an erection, you must first go through what is known as the arousal phase. This stage can be an emotional reaction. If you have an emotional disorder, it can affect your ability to be sexually aroused.
Depression and anxiety are associated with an increased risk of impotence. Depression is a feeling of sadness, hopelessness or helplessness. Fatigue associated with depression can also cause impotence.
Performance anxiety can also cause impotence. If you haven’t been able to get an erection in the past, you may worry that you won’t be able to get an erection in the future.
With erectile dysfunction (ED), it is difficult to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough for sex. When ED becomes a routine and bothersome problem, your primary care provider or urologist can help.
ED can be a major warning sign of cardiovascular disease, indicating that blockages are forming in a man’s vascular system. Some studies have shown that men with ED are at significant risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or problems with blood circulation in the legs. ED also causes:
- Low enhance your physical self
- Anxiety for a man and his partner
If ED is affecting a man’s well-being or his relationships, it should be treated. Treatment aims to correct or improve erectile function, aid circulatory health and improve a man’s quality of life.
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starts with taking care of your heart and blood vessels. Your doctor will asked you to change certain eating habits, stop smoking, increase exercise, or stop using drugs or alcohol.