Erecctile Dysfunction Causes and Treatment

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the medical term for impotence and is the inability to get keeps an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activities. It is on rise due to increased stress in life.

According to data available, 1 out of every 10 men suffers from ED. In fact there are an estimated 100 million ED sufferers all over the world but only 10-15 % seeks treatment. American data (Massachusetts Male Aging) study shows that 52% of the men 40 to 70 year age group suffer from ED.

ED is seriously under –diagnosed and untreated worldwide.

Most common causes of Erectile Dysfunction:

  1. Common medical conditions like Diabetes.
  1. It is also associated with some medications used to treat certain conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension and Depression.
  2. Life style factors like Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  3. Certain psychological conditions like stress and inferiority complex.

Erectile Dysfunction treatment:

  1. Take the counseling from a psychiatrist, if there is a psychological problem.
  2. Treatment with medication: The good news is that erection problems can always be treated medically. Sildenafil is absolutely safe and remedy for ED. Sildenafil citrate tablet is available by prescription. It is now being used in 90 countries. It has generated 26 million prescriptions in the US alone.

    The very known side effects of Sildenafil are:

    1. Headache, Flushing of the face, Upset of the stomach, Temporary changes in color vision (can’t differentiate between blue and green objects) and Blurred vision.
      In rare instances, men have reported an erection that lasts many hours. Call a doctor immediately if you have erection that lasts more than 4 hours. It should be treated immediately otherwise permanent damage to penis may occur.
      In a very very rare cases- Heart attacks, stroke irregular heart beats and death may occur.
    Erectile Dysfunction an early Indicator of Heart Disease

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is significant as it is an early indicator of underlying vascular disease. Erectile dysfunction or Impotence which is generally caused by decreased blood flow to the penis is generally an early indicator of coronary artery disease. ED is a strong risk factor for underlying heart disease. This research study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

    Impotence is an sex problem in which man failed to keep erection to satisfy the needs of the female partner. Around 25 million men from america are suffering from Erectile Dysfunction and 10% of men from all over the world are suffering from impotence but few are getting treatment. ED severly impacts man’s ego and most of them never share this erection problem with anyone.


    But according to new research studies, sex is not as dangerous as many think in heart failure patients. But these patients lose interest in sex mainly due to depression and drug side effects.

    Regular exercise and staying away from smoking and alcohol drinking may help to get relief from erectile dysfunction. Impotence severly impacts man’s self confidence thereby causes depression which again impacts sex life. Psychotherapy plays vital role in treating these patients.

    Smoking is another major risk factor for Erectile Dysfunction.

    Erectile Dysfunction is not only caused by vascular disease but also due to neurological and physiological factors. But every ED patient should be evaluated for heart disease especially coronary artery disease. We should aggressively control blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels in these patients.

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12.08.2020 08:03