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What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

May 31, 2017 by  
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Erectile dysfunction is a particularly difficult problem to treat. Not because the symptoms of the problem can’t be treated but because the person who suffers from it may feel too embarrassed to seek out treatment on their own. There are many physical and psychological reasons why a person might be suffering from this problem and a few questions to the doctor could begin to uncover the source of the problem.

There are several things going on in the body and brain when an erection is achieved. Whenever one of these things does not occur or something stops it from occurring completely, erectile dysfunction will be the results. An erection is caused by nerve impulses in the body. These impulses occur in the brain and the penis area. The disruptions to the process can be either physical or psychological in nature.

The physical reasons for erectile dysfunction can include damage to the arteries, muscles, and tissues surrounding the penis. There are a number of illnesses and conditions that can lead to these physical problems as well. If you suffer from kidney disease, diabetes, alcoholism, atherosclerosis, a vascular illness and a neurologic illness, you may experience erectile dysfunction. These illnesses are responsible for around seventy percent of all cases. Physical conditions caused by smoking and obesity can also result in the erection difficulties.

If you are taking medications for your blood pressure, depression, or ulcer you could also be facing the dysfunction as a side effect of your medication an incident of erectile dysfunction. A change in medication might be the answer to the issue. Talk with your doctor to determine if your medications are causing your erectile dysfunction and find out if a substitution might help you.

There are many psychological reasons for erectile dysfunction as well. These can account for as many as twenty percent of erectile dysfunction cases. If the patient is feeling undue stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or they are suffering from stress over their sexual performance they may suffer from this condition as well.

It is necessary to find the underlying cause of this condition before treatment can be found or a plan formulated. The treatments will vary depending on the cause of the dysfunction. If the problem is psychological a visit to a trained psychologist about the problems of erectile dysfunction can begin to relieve the pressure and stress of having the condition. The problem causes its own set of stress causing problems, which will aggravate the situation. A treatment plan to work on these psychological causes can go a long way toward relieving the pressures centered on sexual performance.

Today, it has become more widely accepted to discuss ED and the causes of the problem. This has led to the many treatment plans that are available to correct the problem. There are medications and devices that can work to correct the problems. Doctors are now able to increase the blood flow to the penis with the use of these devices and medications.

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