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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Men : Erectile dysfunction

Very often men face with erectile problems, like difficulty in maintaining an erection, or difficulty raising an erection. But these problems should not be associated to impotency or lack of masculinity, as this may be caused due to various physical and psychological factors.

It may causes a lot of disturbance in your sex life and you may also feel very depressed and inferior, but do not worry these problems can be treated.

What is it?
The arteries that supply blood to the penis expand and allow more blood to fill the central tissues. The veins start compressing, when these tissues start filling up with blood, restricting the out flow of blood and resulting in blood build up in the organ resulting in an erection. Therefore, any drug or illness, which restricts the flow of blood to the penis, can cause erectile problems.


Many physical and psychological factors and drugs cause erection problems. Some of the major causes of erectile problems are:

Erectile problem associated to other diseases

Narcotic drugs
Certain medicines used for blood pressure
Any illness associated to the nervous system
Tensions at home or office
Diabetes: Diseases like diabetes, which interfere with the flow of blood to the penis, can cause an erectile problem.

Blood pressure: High blood pressure, and heart diseases sometimes restrict the blood flow and make it difficult for you to maintain or get an erection.

Prostate surgery: Erectile problems can also occur after a surgery. Many such cases have been reported a surgery for prostate gland.

Hormone imbalances: Hormonal deficiencies, like deficiency of testosterone can cause difficulties with regard to erection.

Neurological diseases: Neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis, which cause considerable damage to the nerves, also cause erectile problems.

What to do?
Try to get into foreplay before your intercourse. Try not to hurry up and ensure that your partner also enjoys it.

In case the problem is due to some medication, consult your doctor immediately. Quit smoking and cut down the consumption of alcohol.

You may also try some oil massage, creams and gels after consulting your doctor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The chances of contracting erectile dysfunction goes up substantially with age, increasing significantly above the age of sixty-five-which is rapidly approaching for the baby boomers. Although erectile dysfunction becomes more likely with advancing age, there is certainly no age cutoff for a sexually fulfilling life. Some men enjoy sexual activity even in their eighties and nineties.