by HEALTHY HEART CLINICS
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common type of male sexual dysfunction that results in the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Commonly, ED is a side effect of a physical or psychological condition. ED affects as many as 30 million men.1 Studies have shown that most cases of ED begin after the age of 50, however, age is not a cause for developing this condition. ED is usually a side effect of other conditions, medications, psychological or emotional factors, or other health-related factors and behaviors. Studies have shown that most cases of ED begin after the age of 50.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Male sexual arousal is a process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. Thus, erectile dysfunction can result from any of these components of the complex process. Stress and mental health concerns can also cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. However, a combination of physical and psychological issues can also cause ED.
There are a number of diseases and conditions that may lead to ED.
Some examples include, but are not limited to: chronic kidney disease (CKD), type 2 diabetes mellitus or maturity-onset diabetes; multiple sclerosis -a unpredictable condition which can cause blindness among other things.; heart & blood vessel disorders such as atherosclerosis which leads eventually produce strokes.. Injuries from treatments for prostate cancer including radiation therapy and surgery might also result in injury to the penis site spinal cord, prostate, bladder, or pelvis.
ED can also be a side effect of certain medicines and medications, including but not limited to:
ED is not only caused by the medicines you take, but also an effect. This can happen with blood pressure medications and antidepressants as well! It’s important to be aware that some side-effects of these types in addition could include: drowsiness or calmness; less hunger pangs than before taking your medication(s); stomach pain when moving too quickly after an eating episode etc…
ED can also be a side effect of psychological or emotional issues, including but not limited to:
- Anxiety and depression
- Guilt or low self-esteem about sexual performance
- Fear or stress of sexual failure
A lot can go wrong with your body—from genetics to environmental toxins—that lead you towards developing ED as well! The good news? There are plenty ways for anyone who has been diagnosed or thinks they may have this issue at hand: diet changes; getting exercise regularly (and correctly); cutting back on alcohol use/quitting smoking all come into play here ̶ but most importantly taking care about how much stress we experience each day because chronic anxiety leads directly toward Premature Ejaculation
What are symptoms of erectile dysfunction?
- Trouble achieving an erection
- Trouble maintaining an erection
- Reduced sexual desire (libido)
Erectile dysfunction can be a very private matter, which is why it may bother you more than others. The symptoms of this problem are usually physical and neurological in nature; however, there’s no need to suffer alone when dealing with such an issue! Here at our clinic, we have designed some specific tests that will allow us to get onto the bottom of things quickly so all your worries will soon disappear into thin air
When should I see a doctor?
See a doctor if…
- You have concerns about your erections.
- You are experiencing other sexual problems such as premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation.
- You have other symptoms along with ED.
- You have diabetes, heart disease, or other known health conditions that may be linked to ED.
Each patient deserves the highest quality of care. Creating a personalized care program tailored to each patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances can help people regain control and maintain optimum health.