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Guru Nanak Ayurvedic Center

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Shop-926/5 Mataur Sector-70 Mohali Mohali
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By combining excellent care with a state-of-the-art facility we strive to provide you with quality health care. We thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have place......more
By combining excellent care with a state-of-the-art facility we strive to provide you with quality health care. We thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have placed in us.
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Guru Nanak Ayurvedic Center is known for housing experienced Ayurvedas. Dr. Harnam Singh, a well-reputed Ayurveda, practices in Mohali. Visit this medical health centre for Ayurvedas recommended by 73 patients.

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Mohali, Punjab - 160062
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Hello all. Can you give good tips for loosing fat and making my physic look even better.

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Hello all. Can you give good tips for loosing fat and making my physic look even better.
Hello dear, for reduce fat you should take warm water in whole day. Skiping is good exercise for it. Take green salad in you meals. Do not take sweets and fried food. Take more time to eating food. I mean slowly and chew properly. Do this you should feel healthy. Thanks.

I have a computer opretor in the last 3 years my weight has gone up from 65 kg to 75 kgs I want loss weight please help.

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I have a computer opretor in the last 3 years my weight has gone up from 65 kg to 75 kgs I want loss weight please help.
Hello dear, first you stop to eating sweets, fried and junk food. Take warm water in whole day. Skiping is also helpful for you. Take green salad and fruits. For more information please contact personally on lybrate. Thanks.
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I am looking older than my age, my face getting black. My age is 26, I'm unmarried. Please give me a suggestion.

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I am looking older than my age, my face getting black. My age is 26, I'm unmarried. Please give me a suggestion.
Hello dear, you first change your eating habits and take healthy food. Take more water in a day, add citrus fruit and vegetables in you meal.
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Actually what r the reasons for quick ejaculation and how can it be cured. Facing this since marriage.

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Actually what r the reasons for quick ejaculation and how can it be cured. Facing this since marriage.
Hello dear, early discharge is most common problem of 80% men. It cause your weak digestive system, junk food, or over sex or masturbation. You have check your semen report first. Then take advice from me. In food you can use milk, curd, bale juice and fresh amla. Thanks.
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I am suffering from migraine and time to time it becomes worse. Please help how to cure and get rid of it.

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Hello Dear, Headache is caused mainly due to the changes in blood flow in the arteries and veins. There are so many theories but still it is mainly due to dilated blood vessels. Have you done any investiagtions as you are having for a long time? When the pain is present in one side it is generally migraine. Migriane has other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, aura, dullness, restlessness. You can take Varunadi Kasayam - 10 ml with 40 ml of warm water, Cephagraine tablets, Anu thailam, Balahatadi thailam for head, Zandu balm to apply in the forehead. Eat healthy food with vegetables and fruits. Find out the triggers and avoid it like cheese, wine, onion, dairy, chicken, caffeine, pickles or fermented foods. Reduce fried fatty foods. Avoid sleeping too much, crying, skipping meals. Sleep well and relax. Exercise regularly.

Sir I have a skin problem that cause a number of pimples on my back. Please tell me the remedy.

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Sir I have a skin problem that cause a number of pimples on my back. Please tell me the remedy.
Hello dear, if you are suffering from acne vulgaris you have to take more water in a day. Don't eat fried and junk food. Some neem leaves boiling in bathing water. Mix gandhak (sulphur) with coconut oil and apply on pimples. After bath. Thanks.

How to remove black circle from below the eyes and what necessary precautions should be taken and what diet should be taken.

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How to remove black circle from below the eyes and what necessary precautions should be taken and what diet should be...
Hello dear, dark circles are not a problem. It's a sign of weakness. So you have to change your eating habits and take a rich and balance diet. Take more water in a day. Water make your skin soft and fresh. Take almonds cashews and walnuts every day. Use citrus fruits daily. Thanks.

I am 20 years old and I have a problem of Pre-mature Ejaculation Now what should I do?

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I am 20 years old and I have a problem of Pre-mature Ejaculation Now what should I do?
Hello dear, more than 30% men affected by early ejaculation or early discharge and get embarrassed when ejaculate very soon without sexual satisfaction during intercourse. This will be the cause not to fully satisfy your partner and you both become embarrassed. It is common problem in men which increases with age. If blood circulation in the penis and its muscles are not strong, you cannot maintain an erection long and enjoyable. Use of allopathy medicines or steroids to enhance your sexual stamina could be very harmful or dangerous for your sexual and physical health. Non-healthy diet, smoking, alcohol, stress and unhealthy life style (masturbation) are the main causes to lower your sexual stamina. Natural foods and ayurvedic treatment have a positive impact to increase sexual stamina and libido before you start losing. Food promotes blood circulation and dopamine (a chemical in the brain which promotes sex). You can improve your sexual strength by adding some foods in your daily diet plans to solve this problem forever.
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I am having black spots or marks on my hand due to sun burn. It only happen on my hand instead of any other body part. I don't know what to do.

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I am having black spots or marks on my hand due to sun burn. It only happen on my hand instead of any other body part...
Hello Dear, Sunburn is one of the most common problems that people face during summer season. Sunburn is the result of overexposure to ultra violet rays. Sunburn can be immensely painful even though it looks very harmless. If not taken care of, it can cause serious burns. Being a difficult condition to treat, it is better to avoid getting sunburnt than try to treat burnt skin. But these are all hypothetical advices and may not be practical. If you get sunburn, it is important not to take it lightly as it can even cause permanent damage to the skin. Symptoms of sunburn may not surface immediately. The reddening, blisters, skin peeling and boils could surface at a later stage and are even capable of leading to cancerous lesions on the skin. There are home remedies that can remove sunburns naturally without medical intervention. Nevertheless, you must be very careful as to seek medical attention if you do not respond to home remedies. When the skin is burnt, the first step towards healing is to cool the skin form the effect of heat. There are a number of ways to do that. If you have aloe vera and vinegar in its pure form, apply either of the directly on the burnt area.  If you do not have them, mustard oil is another way to remove the heat from the skin. Rub mustard oil on the affected skin and let it dry naturally.
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Shatavari powder can be used by male? If yes then what are the advantage and disadvantage of shatabar powder for male?

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Shatavari powder can be used by male? If yes then what are the advantage and disadvantage of shatabar powder for male?
Hello Dear, Shatavari has been used for centuries to increase sexual vitality in men.  Taken regularly, the herb increases and prolongs sexual arousal and erections.  Many men claiming to suffer from a wide variety of sexual dysfunctions have reported consistent positive effects when taking Shatavari on a daily basis.  Cases of impotence have been dramatically reduced and sexual health and wellness has increased when implementing this powerful herb into one’s diet. Traditionally, the powerful herb has been known to increase Sattva – one’s positivity and healing power.  When balance in this area is restored, the love felt between partners increases. Men taking Shatavari will notice an increase in sexual energy due to the herb’s ability to strengthen the sexual organs and reduce inflammation in the reproductive system.  Its positive effects on the body spill over into the soul which can boost sexual competence in men previously too stressed to perform well with their partners.  Shown also to increase testosterone in males, Shatavari works naturally to improve libido, vitality and heighten the erotic sensations experienced by men.  In addition to increasing arousal, Shatavari has been shown to increase sperm count which can aid in reproductive efforts. Thanks.
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I am 50 years old I have sexual problem I discharge very soon with in 1-2 min second time it takes 4-5 min give your suggestion on this matter.

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I am 50 years old I have sexual problem I discharge very soon with in 1-2 min second time it takes 4-5 min give your ...
Hello dear, more than 30% men affected by early ejaculation or early discharge and get embarrassed when ejaculate very soon without sexual satisfaction during intercourse. This will be the cause not to fully satisfy your partner and you both become embarrassed. It is common problem in men which increases with age. If blood circulation in the penis and its muscles are not strong, you cannot maintain an erection long and enjoyable. Use of allopathy medicines or steroids to enhance your sexual stamina could be very harmful or dangerous for your sexual and physical health. Non-healthy diet, smoking, alcohol, stress and unhealthy life style (masturbation) are the main causes to lower your sexual stamina. Natural foods and ayurvedic treatment have a positive impact to increase sexual stamina and libido before you start losing. Food promotes blood circulation and dopamine (a chemical in the brain which promotes sex). You can improve your sexual strength by adding some foods in your daily diet plans to solve this problem forever.
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Is masturbation good for health or is it bad for health. Does it cause acne on face?

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Is masturbation good for health or is it bad for health. Does it cause acne on face?
Hello dear access of everything is bad. Masturbation is not a good thing. You lose your semen which is very important for your body. But if you waste your semen it means you waste your health. Acne is not depend on this habit but if your health is weak you can't survive from any disease. So quit this habit. Thanks.
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Sir, am 23 years old girl having very dark circles around my eyes. A lots f cream used but still I have pbm persist. Am very sad. Plzzzz give me suggestions.

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Sir, am 23 years old girl having very dark circles around my eyes. A lots f cream used but still I have pbm persist. ...
Hello dear dark circles are not a disease it's a sign of weakness. You take almonds, walnuts, cashew and milk. Add citrus fruits in your food. Apply papaya's paste on dark circles daily for 30 minutes.
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How to remove dark circles around eyes and how to remove black heads from our oily nose.

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How to remove dark circles around eyes and how to remove black heads from our oily nose.
Hello dear dark circles are not a disease it's a sign of weakness. You take almonds, walnuts, cashew and milk. Add citrus fruits in your food. Apply papaya's paste on dark circles daily for 30 minutes.
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I want to loose my weight How I can loose it I have a 3 years old baby So I can't possible to go for walk in morning.

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I want to loose my weight
How I can loose it
I have a 3 years old baby
So I can't possible to go for walk in morning.
Hello dear take more time to eat food. Take minimum 30 minutes to complete your lunch dinner and breakfast. Change you life style breakfast like a king, lunch like a common man, diner like a beggar. Quit sugar and oily food.

I am suffering from skin disease (Rashes) I used ointment for the disease but there is no use please give me suggestion.

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I am suffering from skin disease (Rashes) I used ointment for the disease but there is no use please give me suggestion.
Hello dear if you have any skin problems you take more water in a day. And use blood purified like neem leaves (4-5) at morning for a week.
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I am just 23 years old. But I have of fat in my body so what can I do. Please suggest me.

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I am just 23 years old. But I have of fat in my body so what can I do. Please suggest me.
Hello dear, if you want to lose your weight and reshape your body, please change your eating habits and walk minimum 40 minutes daily. Add more fruits and green salad in your food. Take warm water to get instant results.

White Discharge (Leucorrhea)

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White discharge (leucorrhea)

What is leucorrhea?
Leucorrhealeucorrhea can be defined as the thick milky discharge from the vagina. It can be due to physiological causes or due to some pathological causes. In usual cases, the leucorrhea is physiological due to the release of estrogen hormone in large quantities but it could be inflammatory also. The watery discharge is usually white in color but in severe infections, it could be greenish or yellowish in color.

What are the causes of leucorrhea?
The leucorrhea discharge is a normal condition that occurs in the menstrual cycles in almost all women at some stage or the other. The causes of this could be:

* hormonal imbalance
* increased estrogen levels
* improper diet
* lack of iron in blood
* stress
* indigestion and constipation
* menopausal woman
* infections and inflammations
* diabetic women

What are the symptoms of leucorrhea?
The symptoms of leucorrhea are:

* watery discharge from vagina
* foul smelling discharge
* greenish or yellowish purulent discharge
* itching around vagina
* dryness around vagina
* weakness in women
* lethargic body
* irritation and headaches
* pain in claves
* lumbar pain

How can Ayurveda help in case of leucorrhea?

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance, and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to naturally enhance the body functioning in an herbal way. The herbs for leucorrhea help improve the gonads functioning n an herbal and natural way. The herbs for white discharge or leucorrhea help produce proper hormones for the complete functioning of ovaries and therefore to naturally start the menstrual cycle again. They help reduce the excess discharge by controlling the hormone quantities and disturbances by infections and inflammations.

Herbs in Ayurveda for leucorrhea

Aloe barbadensis (ghrit kumari)

Aloe has been used in several skin care products. It helps in rejuvenating the skin making it shiny and strong. It prevents wrinkles, clears blemishes and prevents aging marks. Herbs and herbal formulations that have aloe barbadensis reduce skin inflammations effectively. In hair care products aloe is used to repair dull and dry hair. It forms an important part of several hair conditioners and shampoos. Aloe extract is generally useful in treating hypertension. It has abundant antioxidant properties and effectively eliminates toxins from the body. It helps to overcome high blood pressure and respiration problems.

Rubia cordifolia (manjistha)

Manjistha is an excellent herb famous for its beautiful actions on the outer skin. It has magnificent powers on the skin that nourish and replenish it in a beautiful way. It is anti-inflammatory and heals wound and inflammations, helps in ulcers and skin disorders. It portrays astringent like properties. It can also be used as an antihelminthic. It increases flow and it purifies breast milk. Its special role is in case of different skin disorders related with pigmentation, weakness, general debility and poisoning. Manjistha can be used in skin diseases like leprosy, erysipelas, vitiligo and hypo-pigmentation.

Azadirachta indica (neem)

People in India use neem herb on a daily basis owing to its rich medicinal effects on the health. It is widely used as a dental and gum cleaner to protect from oral infections and bad breath. Gingivitis, bleeding gums, and toothache are also helped by using neem regularly. Another of its famous use is as a skin disinfectant. It is widely used in soaps, shampoos and body washes and is believed to have curing action on pimples. Some of its wonderful actions can be seen in diseases like diabetes and arthritis. It is due to its antibacterial properties that it is used in a lot of toothpaste and mouthwashes. Neem works wonder in medical conditions like bee stings, conjunctivitis, hemorrhoids, and ulcers and even in cases of bronchitis and epilepsy. Practitioners have drawn marvelous results in cases of skin diseases like psoriasis, acne, and eczema.

Saraka indica (ashoka)

Its bark is very beneficial to treat menstrual disturbances and can regulate the female menstrual cycle. It treats menstrual pain and pain in various kinds of tumors of the female reproductive system. The pre-menstrual tension can be cured using Ashoka. It is used in our products female health capsules and pradrantak churna.
Symplocus racemosa (lodhra)
It has a big tree bark that acts as an astringent and is commonly used in leucorrhea that is the excessive discharge from the vagina. Lodhra works well in case of excessive menstruation, painful menstruation, and delayed menstruation. In many types of cancer, especially cancer of the female reproductive system this herb works well.

Commiphora mukul (guggul)
Guggul has highly potent rejuvenating properties. It revitalizes cells and therefore rejuvenates them. Its purifying properties as well as lipid- regulating properties make it a wonderful herb for many health tonics. It is useful for people who have low haemoglobin and are anemic. It is useful in many heath conditions as it has proved its versatility in several conditions. The effect it has on cholesterol and triglyceride levels indirectly protects the heart from atherosclerosis. The herb also boosts the levels of HDL cholesterol. This herb also has been proved to have antioxidant properties. The herb is beneficial for hypothyroidism related disorders. The herb promotes the metabolism and therefore aids in weight loss. It is also beneficial for conditions like arthritis, premenstrual syndrome, bloating and many more. Guggul is used in the preparation of kaishore guggul.
Aloe vera juice (kumari)
Aloe extract is enriched with various medicinal properties. It can be used to treat skin conditions like eczema, ulcers, psoriasis, acne, bites and stings. In cases of ailments like arthritis, asthma, colitis and diverticulitis aloe vera juice has proved very beneficial. Aloe vera gel present inside the leaves is efficient in treating burns, wounds and skin disorders. It forms a protective coating on the infected areas and speeds up the healing process. The yellow sap which is found at the base of leaves is dried and is known as bitter aloes. It is enriched with digestive stimulants and also a strong laxative. As aloe vera has antioxidant and nutritional qualities, it helps in the prevention of injury to epithelial tissues if they get damaged. It promotes the process of healing. Aloe vera works effectively on damaged skin, epithelium present in the gut, bronchial tubes and genital tracts. The natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties along with nutritional constituents encourages cell growth and promotes the healing process. Aloe vera juice is used to prepare kumari saar.

Terminalia chebula (haritaki)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in kaishore guggul.

Terminalia belerica (vibhitaki)
A very important herb in the ayurvedic world, vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying the blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of a low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form.
White Discharge (Leucorrhea)
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Erectile dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction

Alternative names
Impotence; ed
Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ed), formerly called impotence, can affect men of all ages although it is much more common among older men. It is normal for healthy men of all ages to occasionally experience erectile dysfunction. However, if the problem becomes chronic, it can have adverse effects on relationships, emotional health, and self-esteem. Erectile dysfunction may also be a symptom of an underlying health condition. If erectile dysfunction becomes an on-going problem, it is important to talk to your doctor.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

Physical causes are the main reasons for erectile dysfunction. They include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, neurological disease, medication side effects, and other health conditions.
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction include anxiety, depression, stress, and problems in relationships.
Lifestyle factors that increase the risk for erectile dysfunction include smoking, alcohol use, and other substance abuse.
Introduction

Erectile dysfunction (formerly called impotence) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficiently rigid for sexual intercourse. Sexual drive and the ability to have an orgasm are not necessarily affected. Because all men have erection problems from time to time, doctors diagnose erectile dysfunction if a man fails to maintain an erection satisfactory for intercourse on at least 25% of attempts.

Erectile dysfunction is not new in either medicine or human experience, but it is not easily or openly discussed. Cultural expectations of male sexuality inhibit many men from seeking help for a disorder that can usually benefit from medical treatment.

The penis and erectile function

The structure of the penis. The penis is composed of the following structures:

Two parallel columns of spongy tissue called the corpus cavernosa, or erectile bodies.
A central spongy chamber called the corpus spongiosum, which contains the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder through the penis.
These structures are made up of erectile tissue. Erectile tissue is rich in tiny pools of blood vessels called cavernous sinuses. Each of these vessels is surrounded by smooth muscles and supported by elastic fibrous tissue composed of a protein called collagen.

Erectile function and nitric oxide. The penis is either flaccid or erect depending on the state of arousal. In the flaccid, or unerect, penis, the following normally occurs:

Small arteries leading to the cavernous sinuses contract, reducing the inflow of blood.
The smooth muscles regulating the many tiny blood vessels also stay contracted, limiting the amount of blood that can collect in the penis.
During arousal, the following occurs:

The man's central nervous system stimulates the release of a number of chemicals, including nitric oxide, which is essential for producing and maintaining an erection.
Nitric oxide stimulates the production of cyclic GMP, a chemical that relaxes the smooth muscles in the penis. This allows blood to flow into the tiny pool-like cavernous sinuses, flooding the penis.
This increased blood flow nearly doubles the diameter of the spongy chambers.
The veins surrounding the chambers are squeezed almost completely shut by this pressure.
The veins are unable to drain blood out of the penis and so the penis becomes rigid and erect.
After ejaculation or climax, cyclic GMP is broken down by an enzyme called phosphodiesterase-5 (pde5), causing the penis to become flaccid (unerect) again.
Important substances for erectile health

A proper balance of certain chemicals, gases, and other substances is critical for erectile health.

Collagen. The protein collagen is the major component in structural tissue in the body, including in the penis. Excessive amounts, however, form scar tissue, which can impair erectile function.

Oxygen. Oxygen-rich blood is one of the most important components for erectile health. Oxygen levels vary widely from reduced levels in the flaccid state to very high in the erect state. During sleep, a man can normally have three to five erections per night, bringing oxygen-rich blood to the penis. The primary cause of oxygen deprivation is ischemia -- the blockage of blood vessels. The same blood flow-reducing conditions that lead to heart disease, such as atherosclerosis, may also contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Testosterone and other hormones. Normal levels of hormones, especially testosterone, are essential for erectile function, though their exact role is not clear.

Causes

Over the past decades, the medical perspective on the causes of erectile dysfunction has shifted. Common belief used to attribute almost all cases of ed to psychological factors. Now doctors believe that up to 85% of ed cases are caused by medical or physical problems. Only 15% are completely psychologically based. Sometimes, erectile dysfunction is due to a combination of physical and psychological causes.

A number of medical conditions share a common problem with erectile dysfunction -- the impaired ability of blood vessels to open and allow normal blood flow.

Heart disease, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure

Heart disease, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels are major risk factors for erectile dysfunction. In fact, erectile problems may be a warning sign of these conditions in men at risk for atherosclerosis. Men who experience ed have a greater risk for angina, heart attack, or stroke.

Erectile dysfunction is a very common problem in men with high blood pressure. Many of the drugs used to treat hypertension (such as calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers) may also cause ed.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a major risk factor for erectile dysfunction. Blood vessel and nerve damage are both common complications of diabetes. When the blood vessels or nerves of the penis are involved, erectile dysfunction can result. Diabetes is also associated with heart disease and chronic kidney disease, other risk factors for ed.

Obesity

Obesity increases the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and erectile dysfunction.

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of conditions that includes obesity and abdominal fat, unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance -- is also a risk factor for erectile dysfunction in men older than 50 years.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Although benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or 'enlarged prostate') does not cause erectile dysfunction, surgical and drug treatments for the condition can increase the risk for erectile dysfunction.

Neurologic conditions

Diseases that affect the central nervous system can cause erectile dysfunction. These conditions include Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.

Endocrinologic and hormonal conditions

Low levels of the male hormone testosterone can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction in men who have other risk factors. (low testosterone as the sole cause of erectile dysfunction affects only about 5% of men. In general, low testosterone levels are more likely to reduce sexual desire than to cause ed.) abnormalities of the pituitary gland that cause high levels of the hormone prolactin are also associated with erectile dysfunction. Other hormonal and endocrinologic causes of erectile dysfunction include thyroid and adrenal gland problems.

Physical trauma and injury

Spinal cord injury and pelvic trauma, such as a pelvic fracture, can cause nerve damage that results in ed. Other conditions that can injure the spine and cause erectile dysfunction include spinal cord tumors, spina bifida, and a history of polio.

Surgery

Surgery for prostate diseases. Radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer often causes loss of sexual function but nerve-sparing surgical procedures reduce the risk of ed. (radiation treatments for prostate cancer also cause erectile dysfunction.) surgical treatments for BPH can also cause ed, but this complication is relatively uncommon.

Surgery for colon and rectal cancers. Surgical and radiation treatments for colorectal cancers can cause ed in some patients. In general, colostomy does not usually affect sexual function. However, wide rectal surgery can cause short-term or long-term sexual dysfunction.

Fistula surgery. Surgery to repair anal fistulas can affect the muscles that control the rectum (external anal sphincter muscles), sometimes causing ed. (repair of these muscles may restore erectile function.)

Orthopedic surgery. Erectile dysfunction can sometimes result from orthopedic surgery that affects pelvic nerves.

Note: vasectomy does not cause erectile dysfunction.

Medications

Many medications increase the risk for erectile dysfunction. They include:

High blood pressure medications, particularly diuretics, beta-blockers, and calcium channel blockers.
Heart or cholesterol medications such as digoxin, gemfibrozil, or clofibrate.
Finasteride (Proscar, generic) and dutasteride (Avodart), which are used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A lower-dose form of finasteride (Propecia), which is used to treat male pattern baldness, may also cause ed. Erectile dysfunction may persist even after these medications are stopped.
Psychotropic medication used to treat depression and bipolar disorder such as selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and lithium. Certain types of antipsychotic medication, such as phenothiazines (like Compazine) and butyrophenones (like haloperidol), can also cause erectile dysfunction.
Gastroesophagelal reflux disorder (gerd) medications, used to reduce stomach acids, such as rantidine (Zantac) and cimetidine (Tagamet).
Hormone drugs such as estrogens, corticosteroids, and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.
Chemotherapy drugs such as methotrexate.
Psychological causes

Anxiety. Anxiety has both emotional and physical consequences that can affect erectile function. It is among the most frequently cited contributors to psychological ed.

Stress. Even simple stress can affect sexual dysfunction.

Depression. Depression can reduce sexual desire and is associated with erectile dysfunction.

Relationship problems. Troubles in relationships often have a direct impact on sexual functioning.

Risk factors

Age

For most men, erectile dysfunction is primarily associated with older age. Nevertheless, ed is not inevitable with age. Severe erectile dysfunction often has more to do with age-related disease than age itself. In particular, older men are more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure than younger men. Such conditions and some of their treatments are causes of erectile dysfunction.

Lifestyle factors

Smoking. Smoking contributes to the development of erectile dysfunction, mainly because it increases the effects of other blood vessel disorders, including high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.

Alcohol use. Heavy drinking can cause erectile dysfunction. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system and impairs sexual function.

Drug abuse. Illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and marijuana can affect sexual function.

Weight and sedentary lifestyle. Obesity is a risk factor for erectile dysfunction. Lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity and other health problems associated with erectile dysfunction.

Diagnosis

The doctor typically interviews the patient about various physical and psychological factors and performs a physical exam.

Medical history

The doctor will ask about:

Past and present medical conditions, surgeries, and medications
Any history of psychological problems, including stress, anxiety, or depression
Lifestyle factors such as alcohol, drug, and dietary supplement use
In addition, the doctor will ask about your sexual history, which may include:

When problems with sexual function began
The frequency, quality, and duration of any erections, including erections that occur during sleep or on awakening in the morning
The specific circumstances when erectile dysfunction occurs
Details of sexual technique
Whether problems exist in the current relationship
If appropriate, the doctor may also interview the sexual partner.

Physical examination

The doctor will perform a physical exam, including examination of the genital area and a digital rectal examination (the doctor inserts a gloved and lubricated finger into the patient's rectum) to check for prostate abnormalities. It is important to check blood pressure and to evaluate circulation by checking pulses in the legs.

Laboratory tests

Because erectile dysfunction and atherosclerosis are often linked, it is important to check cholesterol levels. Similarly, the doctor may order tests for blood sugar (glucose) levels to check if diabetes is a factor. In some cases, blood tests may be used to measure testosterone levels to determine if there are hormone problems. The doctor may also screen for thyroid and adrenal gland dysfunction. For more sophisticated tests, the doctor may refer the patient to a urologist.

Treatment

Many physical and psychological situations can cause erectile dysfunction, and brief periods of ed are normal. Every man experiences erectile dysfunction from time to time. Nevertheless, if the problem is persistent, men should seek professional help, particularly since erectile dysfunction is usually treatable and may also be a symptom of an underlying health problem. It is important to treat any medical condition that may be causing erectile dysfunction.
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