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Erectile Dysfunction Causes!

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5830 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Erectile Dysfunction Causes!

THE EMOTIONAL CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED) -

  • Depression  
  • Relationship conflicts 
  • Anxiety 
  • Worry about sexual performance
  • Stress at home or work 
  • Stress from social, cultural or religious conflicts 
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Erectile Dysfunction!

Dr. N A Khan (Unani Specialist) 91% (818 ratings)
Doctor In Unani Medicine(D.U.M.B.I.M)
Sexologist, Delhi
Erectile Dysfunction!

 

Erectile dysfunction (or impotence) is a man’s inability to get or keep an erection that allows sexual activity with penetration. Erectile dysfunction is not a disease, but a symptom of some other problem – physical, psychological or a mixture of both.

Don’t worry about occasional failure to get or keep an erection. This is normal. Some of the causes include drinking too much alcohol, anxiety, and tiredness. Unless it continues, there is no reason to be concerned. However, ongoing erectile dysfunction should be investigated by a doctor.

Treatments for erectile dysfunction include medications given orally (usually tablets), counseling, vacuum penile pump devices, injections directly into the penis, and penile prosthetic implants.
Causes of erectile dysfunction
Doctors used to think that erectile dysfunction was mainly caused by psychological factors, such as anxiety or depression. In fact, most cases of erectile dysfunction are caused by physical illness. Psychological problems cause only one in ten cases of persistent erectile dysfunction.

Physical erectile dysfunction happens over a period of months or years and is often a gradual loss of function. If erections still occur spontaneously overnight or in the morning, the problem may be psychological.

Erectile dysfunction can be due to:

  • Physical illness – Erectile dysfunction is frequently associated with conditions affecting the blood flow in the penis. Diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension (high blood pressure), cigarette smoking and obesity are often involved, and there is a strong association between erectile dysfunction and cardiac (heart) disease. Men who have multiple sclerosis may also experience erectile dysfunction
  • Psychological factors – a man’s sexual drive or performance can be affected by stress such as problems at work, relationship difficulties or financial worries. Psychiatric conditions, and feeling depressed or anxious about poor sexual performance can also result in a failed erection

A combination of physical illness and psychological factors – physical problems with maintaining an erection may cause the man to feel anxious about sexual performance, which makes the problem worse
unknown – in a few cases, neither physical nor psychological causes are obvious. Vascular disease is likely to be the underlying cause in these cases.

Premature Ejaculation!

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5830 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Premature Ejaculation!

Ejaculation is the sudden, pleasurable release of semen through the penis. The process is controlled by the brain through the central nervous system. Premature Ejaculation is the ejaculation of semen sooner than a male wants. It can happen before or after penetration. It is also known as the premature climax, early ejaculation, early discharge, rapid ejaculation. It can be frustrating as it makes sexual life less enjoyable. It is not a disease but some systemic diseases can lead to premature ejaculation.

It is connected to - Erectile Dysfunction, Prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndromes, thyroid dysfunctions. In case if Erectile Dysfunction is the reason, it should be treated first. Reasons for premature ejaculation can be biological, chemical, and emotional. Factors that are responsible for premature ejaculation - Age, Serotonin, psychological issues, depression, sexual repression, thus can result in stress, guilt, lack of confidence, relationship problems. Premature Ejaculation treatment includes psychological therapy, behavioral therapy, medical therapy with drugs, creams, sprays.

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Impotency In Men - Know Its Causes And Factors!

Dr. Guru Prasad Mohanty 90% (79 ratings)
MD - Radiotherapy
Oncologist, Vadodara
Impotency In Men - Know Its Causes And Factors!

6 causes of impotency in men

Impotence in men is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ed) and occurs when a male is unable to achieve or maintain an erection or ejaculate, which leads to lack of sexual satisfaction for both partners. Even though men are more likely to be prone to impotence as they get older, this condition affects many young men as well and deals a great blow to their self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.

Impotence is caused by various factors that can be physical, mental, emotional, or a combination of multiple factors that give rise to a medical disorder. It usually varies from case to case and hence, diagnosis is highly subjective and individual.

Some of the most commonly occurring factors that cause impotence in men are as follows:

- hormonal dysfunction


Hormones play a very important role in contributing to sexual disorders. Fluctuations in hormone levels in the body, especially of testosterone, and endocrine diseases are known to cause impotence.

- cardiac conditions

Disorders of the cardiovascular system inhibit the flow of blood to the penis and lead to erectile dysfunction.

- emotional issues

In many cases, emotional issues such as stress and anxiety disorders, depression, fatigue, childhood sexual abuse and feelings of inadequacy can hamper a man's sexual prowess and cause impotence.

- medical side effects

There are certain prescription drugs and medicines that interfere with sexual function and cause erectile dysfunction. Examples of these are sedatives, diuretics, antihistamines, stimulants, synthetic hormones, cancer chemotherapy medicines, etc.

- substance abuse

Excess intake of certain substances like tobacco and alcohol can lead to impotency. Narcotics like cocaine, heroin and amphetamines also have the same effect on sexual functioning.

- neurological defects

Disorders of the nervous system are known to inhibit communication between the brain and the genital organs and contribute to impotency. Some such neurological disorders include Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, nervous strokes, brain and spinal tumors, etc.
 

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Erectile Dysfunction - Best Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Dr. Anant Saliya 88% (106 ratings)
BHMS, CCPH
Homeopath, Surat
Erectile Dysfunction - Best Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Erectile dysfunction refers to the situation when a man has difficulty in getting a firm erection or an erection which is required to achieve sexual penetration. Several cases of erectile dysfunction can cause impotency in a man.

Causes-

  1. Any problem in the blood flow, proper hormone secretion and nervous supply in the body may cause erectile dysfunction.
  2. Erectile dysfunction also happens due to vascular causes along with neurological causes.
  3. Arthrosclerosis is a disease which often leads to erectile dysfunction. This disease is commonly caused because of smoking and diabetes. The arteries to the penis become narrow and clogged and erectile dysfunction occurs.
  4. Neuropathy caused due to diabetes, known as diabetic neuropathy, is a primary neurological cause of erectile dysfunction. Nerve damage on account of surgery around the pelvis area may also lead to erectile dysfunction.
  5. High blood pressure or hypertension damages arteries all over the vascular system. Blood flow is impaired and proper erection is prohibited, which signifies erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction also happens due to physical causes such as:

  1. High cholesterol and obesity.
  2. Parkinsons disease and multiple cases of sclerosis.
  3. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and substance abuse.
  4. Disorder in anatomy or structure of the penis.
  5. Surgical complications.
  6. Several prescribed medicines also may lead to erectile dysfunction because of reactions and side effects.

Erectile dysfunction may also result due to several psychological causes:

  1. Depression makes a person uninterested in sex due to lower libido and may cause erectile dysfunction.
  2. A large amount of stress, fear, tension or anxiety may also lead to erectile dysfunction.
  3. Many men suffer from performance anxiety and feelings of sexual failure. This may result in erectile dysfunction.
  4. Poor communication with a partner or pressure from partner regarding sex may also cause erectile dysfunction.

Homeopathic Remedies For Impotency (Erectile Dysfunction)-

  1. Agnus Castus: Homeopathic medicine Agnus Castus is used in cases where there is complete inability to attain penile erection during the sexual act. Homeopathic medicine Agnus Castus can be used in cases of Erectile Dysfunction and sexual weakness where the male has a mental aversion to indulge in sex, along with decreased physical strength.
  2. Caladium: Homeopathic medicine Caladium is of great help for treatment of Erectile Dysfunction when the male is unable to have an erection despite having a sexual desire or urge.
  3. Lycopodium: Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is of great help for both young people and elderly people suffering from Erectile Dysfunction.
  4. Tribulus Terrestris: The main indication for using Homeopathic medicine Tribulus Terrestris is the presence of urinary troubles along with Erectile Dysfunction.
  5. Nuphar Luteum: Homeopathic medicine Nuphar Luteum can be beneficial for all those males with Erectile Dysfunction in whom the desire to indulge in sexual activity is totally absent. There is no sexual desire with relaxed genitalia.

Homeopathic treatment is based on Individualisation. Same medicine will not work on every patient even if they all suffer from same disease. So detail study of person (by knowing sign and symptoms of patient along with his nature, stress, mode of living, occupation) is very important for selection of Homoeopathic Medicine. That only brings a permenant cure.

Erectile dysfunction affects the self-esteem and confidence of a man as he is unable to have sex. Necessary measures should be taken to cure erectile dysfunction.

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Estrogen - How Is It Related To Male Sexual Dysfunction?

Dr. Rahul Gupta 97% (17400 ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Dehradun
Estrogen - How Is It Related To Male Sexual Dysfunction?

Estrogen, a hormone predominately found in women, help in numerous physiological and neurological activities among females. This female hormone is responsible for heightened sexual desire, stronger bones, good moods and heightened brain functions in women. For men, Testosterone is the main hormone responsible for sexual drive and neurological functions. However, as the year's pass, and men start to age, estrogen starts developing in the male body alarmingly. Testosterone in men turns into estrogen through an enzymatic process called Aromatase. As estrogen keeps on increasing, the male body experiences certain erratic functions in the body, like mood swings, erectile dysfunction, loss of sexual drive, impotence, and even formation of breasts (Gynecomastia).

Causes -

The reason for this sudden change in the male body is however unknown, but it is associated with age, weight and an unhealthy lifestyle.

Symptoms - 

Though estrogen is always present in men in a tiny amount, it can rapidly increase with age. Here are some of the symptoms to look out for.

Overweight: Increase of estrogen in the body is directly proportional to the weight of the body. Weight loss can help in controlling estrogen levels in the body.

Depression: The loss of testosterone and the increase of estrogen in the body will disturb the mind of a man to a great extent. A person might feel anxiety, depression and mood swings. On the other hand, testosterone is usually characterized by increased energy.

Formation of breasts: Increasing the amount of estrogen in the bloodstream may cause breasts in men. These aren’t the same kind of fat flabs formed because of weight; rather these are firmer and more protruded.

Erectile Dysfunction: A loss of testosterone will lead to erectile dysfunction in men as testosterone is the main hormone responsible for sexual drive.

Impotency: Increased estrogen in a male body will result in female-like features in men and loss of testosterone. This may, in some cases, lead to permanent impotence in males.

Treatment - 

Though there isn’t a permanent solution to this problem, the estrogen levels can be maintained.

Cruciferous Vegetables: Vegetables with high amounts of Glucosinolates like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and sprouts may help in maintaining the estrogen levels in blood.

Exercise: Regular exercises may increase the testosterone levels in a male

● Multivitamins can also help in testosterone production in the body

● If all else fails, there are always testosterone supplements one can get.

Conclusion: High Estrogen levels in men can cause a lot of problems and this keeps elevating with age. However, these problems can be managed if not cured. Visit the doctor to get the proper guidance on how to maintain proper hormonal level in the body.

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Erectile Dysfunction And Ayurveda!

Dr. B Chandra 89% (91 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Erectile Dysfunction And Ayurveda!

Ayurvedic remedies and ED
Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic, whole-body approach to health. It originated thousands of years ago in India. This practice promotes a combined use of herbal compounds, dietary guidelines, and specific exercises. It seeks to address the spiritual and social components of a person’s well-being in addition to their physical health.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) causes men to have difficulty maintaining an erection during sex. It’s a common problem, especially in men over the age of 40. Treating ED often involves addressing underlying psychological and physiological concerns that appear disconnected from sexual function. Research suggests that ayurvedic medicine approaches may aid the treatment of ED.

Indian ginseng-
Withania somnifera is an herb commonly used in ayurvedic medicine. It’s also called Indian ginseng and ashwagandha. It has been found to improve sperm count and fertility in men. Indian ginseng does this by regulating hormone levels and making your cells healthier.

The herb also is used to improve mental clarity and help reduce stress. Both factors can have an impact on ED symptoms.

You can purchase this herb from most drug stores and health food stores. It’s available as a powdered root extract and in capsule form. In order for it to be most effective, a high daily dosage (up to 6,000 milligrams per day) is recommended.

Asparagus racemosus-
Asparagus racemosus is a particular species of herb that grows in regions of India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It’s known as shatavari, or “curer of one hundred diseases.” The Asparagus racemosus root is used in many preparations of ayurvedic vajikarana mixtures: It’s meant to improve sexual function and health.

Some studies have shown its effectiveness on the male reproductive system in its capability to improve circulation and calm nerves. Both of these benefits should aid men with ED. In the ayurvedic tradition, it’s also believed to be an aphrodisiac that promotes love and loyalty in those who use it.

Asparagus racemosus extract is available as a tincture and as a powder, but there has been little to no research on what the optimal daily dosage for a person would be.

Safed musli-
Safed musli, or Chlorophytum borivilianum, is also a vajikarana herb. It has shown an aphrodisiac effect in multiple lab studies, and some research suggests that it boosts sperm count. The recommended daily dose of safed musli is 2 grams per day. It can be purchased in capsule or pure powder form.

Cassia cinnamon-
Cinnamomum cassia is a type of cinnamon extracted from the bark of an evergreen tree that grows in regions of India. The extract of the Cinnamomum cassia twig is sometimes called cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon. It has been demonstrated to improve sexual function.

Cassia cinnamon is different from the species of cinnamon most typically used to season sweet foods. This means ground cassia cinnamon powder isn’t as easy to find. Be careful to make sure you’re purchasing the correct kind of cinnamon.

It’s also important to note that not much is known about the maximum daily dosage of cassia cinnamon, or how much someone should take to see improvement of ED.

Yoga
To really embrace the ayurvedic method of treatment for any health condition, physical activity should be part of your treatment. The practice of yoga is being researched more and more for its health benefits. Yoga combines stretching, concentration, and meditation, improving circulation and reducing stress levels.

The stress-level benefit alone might be enough to improve symptoms of ED, but yoga has also been shown to promote healthy levels of testosterone. Provided you’re healthy enough to engage in light aerobic exercise, you can begin a yoga practice at any time by attending a class led by a yogi or even following an exercise DVD or app at home.

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Erectile Dysfunction - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Dr. Taj Dawakhana 89% (22 ratings)
(B.A.M.S) BHMS, Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Sexologist, Agra
Erectile Dysfunction - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Erectile dysfunction refers to the situation when a man has difficulty in getting a firm erection or an erection which is required to achieve sexual penetration. Several cases of erectile dysfunction can cause impotency in a man.

Causes-

  1. Any problem in the blood flow, proper hormone secretion and nervous supply in the body may cause erectile dysfunction.
  2. Erectile dysfunction also happens due to vascular causes along with neurological causes.
  3. Arthrosclerosis is a disease which often leads to erectile dysfunction. This disease is commonly caused because of smoking and diabetes. The arteries to the penis become narrow and clogged and erectile dysfunction occurs.
  4. Neuropathy caused due to diabetes, known as diabetic neuropathy, is a primary neurological cause of erectile dysfunction. Nerve damage on account of surgery around the pelvis area may also lead to erectile dysfunction.
  5. High blood pressure or hypertension damages arteries all over the vascular system. Blood flow is impaired and proper erection is prohibited, which signifies erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction also happens due to physical causes such as:

  1. High cholesterol and obesity.
  2. Parkinsons disease and multiple cases of sclerosis.
  3. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and substance abuse.
  4. Disorder in anatomy or structure of the penis.
  5. Surgical complications.
  6. Several prescribed medicines also may lead to erectile dysfunction because of reactions and side effects.

Erectile dysfunction may also result due to several psychological causes:

  1. Depression makes a person uninterested in sex due to lower libido and may cause erectile dysfunction.
  2. A large amount of stress, fear, tension or anxiety may also lead to erectile dysfunction.
  3. Many men suffer from performance anxiety and feelings of sexual failure. This may result in erectile dysfunction.
  4. Poor communication with a partner or pressure from partner regarding sex may also cause erectile dysfunction.

Homeopathic Remedies For Impotency (Erectile Dysfunction)-

Agnus Castus: Homeopathic medicine Agnus Castus is used in cases where there is complete inability to attain penile erection during the sexual act. Homeopathic medicine Agnus Castus can be used in cases of Erectile Dysfunction and sexual weakness where the male has a mental aversion to indulge in sex, along with decreased physical strength.

Caladium: Homeopathic medicine Caladium is of great help for treatment of Erectile Dysfunction when the male is unable to have an erection despite having a sexual desire or urge.

Lycopodium: Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is of great help for both young people and elderly people suffering from Erectile Dysfunction.

Tribulus Terrestris: The main indication for using Homeopathic medicine Tribulus Terrestris is the presence of urinary troubles along with Erectile Dysfunction.

Nuphar Luteum: Homeopathic medicine Nuphar Luteum can be beneficial for all those males with Erectile Dysfunction in whom the desire to indulge in sexual activity is totally absent. There is no sexual desire with relaxed genitalia.

Erectile dysfunction affects the self-esteem and confidence of a man as he is unable to have sex. Necessary measures should be taken to cure erectile dysfunction.

Sexual Dysfunction - Know The Problem!

Dr. Ritesh Chawla 88% (1122 ratings)
B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Sexual Dysfunction - Know The Problem!

Erectile dysfunction is referred to as the inability of getting or achieving an erection that is firm enough to help you have a sexual intercourse. It is also referred to as impotence. Occasional erectile dysfunction is quite common and one may experience it at times of stress though frequented can be a sign of a serious health issue that requires clinical evaluation. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship problems that need to be addressed by an expert when you are not able to handle them.

Types -
In the case of males, there are four different types of sexual dysfunctions, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, inhibited ejaculation and low sex drive. In the case of women, vaginal dryness, lack of sexual drive and painful intercourse are regarded as sexual dysfunction.

Causes -
Erection problems inevitably lead to considerable emotional as well as psychological reactions in most men, which are often described as a pattern of stress and anxiety. These further complicate the normal sexual function. In the case of aged men, sexual dysfunction is caused due to depression or other psychological complexes like widower syndrome. There are some physical causes behind sexual dysfunction, including stress, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol levels and prostate cancer. Besides, certain respiratory and systemic ailments also contribute to sexual dysfunction.

Symptoms -
A family doctor is a good thing to start with if you are experiencing problems in getting an erection or keeping it or you feel a reduced sexual drive. Other symptoms of sexual dysfunction in men include premature ejaculation or excessively delayed ejaculation or no ejaculation at all. In the case of females, sexual hazards lead to a lack of sexual drive and vaginal dryness which in turn lead to painwhile having intercourse.

Treatments -
Sexual dysfunction is a hazard only if it intervenes with your daily sexual activities. As female sexual problems incorporate various symptoms and causes, the treatment varies to a great extent. It is important to communicate the concerns with your partner and take the time out to understand the problem. You should refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol and be active physically. Even freehand exercise and yoga help in relieving stress so that you can be able to enjoy your lovemaking to the fullest possible extent.

If simple lifestyle changes don’t seem to help your condition, you shall have to seek medical aid where the expert can adjust your medication, optimize the treatment for anxiety or depression or recommend oestrogen or androgen therapies as per requirements.

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Erectile Dysfunction!

Dr. Sanjay G.Deshpande 87% (10 ratings)
MD - Community Medicine, Additional BA (Psychology)
Sexologist, Nagpur
Erectile Dysfunction!

As per ISSM (international society for sexual medicine), erectile dysfunction (ed) is a man's inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for satisfactory sex. 

Diagnosis: 

For many men, a physical exam and answering questions (medical history) are all that's needed for a doctor to diagnose erectile dysfunction and recommend a treatment. If you have chronic health conditions or your doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, you might need further tests or a consultation with a specialist.

Tests for underlying conditions might include:

Physical exam - This might include careful examination of your penis and testicles and checking your nerves for sensation.

Blood tests - A sample of your blood might be sent to a lab to check for signs of heart disease, diabetes, low testosterone levels, and other health conditions.

Urine tests (urinalysis) - Like blood tests, urine tests are used to look for signs of diabetes and other underlying health conditions.

Ultrasound - This test is usually performed by a specialist in an office. It involves using a wand-like device (transducer) held over the blood vessels that supply the penis. It creates a video image to let your doctor see if you have blood flow problems. This test is sometimes done in combination with an injection of medications into the penis to stimulate blood flow and produce an erection.

Psychological exam - Your doctor might ask questions to screen for depression and other possible psychological causes of erectile dysfunction.

Treatment:
The first thing your doctor will do is to make sure you're getting the right treatment for any health conditions that could be causing or worsening your erectile dysfunction.
Depending on the cause and severity of your erectile dysfunction and any underlying health conditions, you might have various treatment options. Your doctor can explain the risks and benefits of each treatment and will consider your preferences. Your partner's preferences also might play a role in your treatment choices.

Oral medications - Oral medications are a successful erectile dysfunction treatment for many men. 

Your doctor will consider your particular situation to determine which medication might work best. These medications might not treat your erectile dysfunction immediately. You might need to work with your doctor to find the right medication and dosage for you.

Before taking any medication for erectile dysfunction, including over-the-counter supplements and herbal remedies, get your doctor's ok. Medications for erectile dysfunction do not work in all men and might be less effective in certain conditions, such as after prostate surgery or if you have diabetes. Some medications might also be dangerous if you are taking other medications, hence do not use the over-the-counter drugs and consult your doctor. 

Psychological counseling - If your erectile dysfunction is caused by stress, anxiety or depression — or the condition is creating stress and relationship tension — your doctor might suggest that you, or you and your partner must go for individual or couple counseling with a sex counselor, therapist or a sexologist. 
 

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