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Erectile Dysfunction - The Best Way It Can Be Treated!

Dr. Yuvraj Arora Monga 95% (1375 ratings)
MD-Pharmacology, MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi  •  21 years experience
Erectile Dysfunction - The Best Way It Can Be Treated!

Some men find it difficult to enjoy intercourse because they cannot maintain an erection for long. In some cases, they may even find it difficult to have an erection in the first place. This condition is fairly common and is known as erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can be an embarrassing condition to talk about but if left unaddressed, it could cause harm to your psychological health.

Not being able to have an erection once in a while is not something to worry about but if this persists over time, you should consult a doctor. Though the physical inability to have or maintain an erection is the most prominent symptom of this condition, it can also be accompanied by a lack of sexual desire.

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of factors. These can be categorized as physical causes, psychological causes or a combination of the two. For example, a physical ailment could stress you out and create anxiety thus keep you from having an erection. Some such physical causes include heart conditions, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes. Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, prolonged use of tobacco, Peyronie’s disease, insomnia or the use of certain types of medication such as those used to treat an enlarged prostate.

  • Surgeries that affect the pelvic area could also contribute towards erectile dysfunction. Some of the psychological factors that contribute towards erectile dysfunction are stress, anxiety, relationship troubles, depression etc.
  • Age also plays an important role in having an erection. As a man gets older, his ability to have an erection and maintain it for a long period of time reduces. They may also not be as firm as they were when he was younger.
  • Some of the other risk factors that can contribute towards erectile dysfunction are injuries that could have damaged nerves or arteries in the pelvic region, any kind of pelvic surgery, radiation treatment, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption, diabetes, heart conditions, regular use of antidepressants or antihistamines and usage of drugs.

Treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the severity of the condition and the factors triggering it. This could take the form of oral medications such as viagra, suppositories, injectable medication, hormone replacement therapy, penis pumps or penile implants. However, do not try any of these remedies without consulting a doctor. If the condition is being triggered by a psychological cause, counselling could also help. In addition, moderate to high impact aerobic exercises can help improve this condition. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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