Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is a condition that affects men of all ages and is characterized by the inability of getting or maintain an erection strong enough for penetration. This occurs when not enough blood reaches the penis, which can be caused by physical conditions, psychological problems or a combination of both.
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What is Erectile Dysfunction?
During sexual intercourse, when a man feels sexual aroused but is not able to sustain an erection, we can call this condition erectile dysfunction. Although some men feel trouble time to time getting an erection, this does not mean they are suffering from erectile dysfunction. This condition can be diagnosed only when erection problems occur on a frequent basis.
What are Erectile Dysfunction symptoms?
As described above the symptoms include the inability of sustaining and/or maintaining an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse. These symptoms can happen occasionally or more frequently. This frequency determines whether you suffer from erectile dysfunction or not. If they happen most of the times a man engages in sexual intercourse, ED may be the diagnose.
Medical diagnose can include a physical exam, blood and urine tests, ultrasound and an overnight erection test. Since this condition can also be caused by psychological problems it is common in this case, that a doctor performs a psychological test to identify if these are the cause.
What causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction can be a symptom of some more serious conditions like heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Parkinson’s disease and obesity among others. This condition can be the result of physical conditions, psychological conditions or both. For this reason, it is very important that you submit yourself to a complete medical examination in order to understand the reasons behind it.
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction include depression, anxiety and relationship problems. Some men find it also difficult to obtain an erection during sexual intercourse with their partner, but have no problem whatsoever obtaining an erection during masturbation. In this case, erection problems can be related with performance stress, since the man is not able to get an erection only in specific circumstances.
What are the Erectile Dysfunction common treatments?
The primary treatment for erectile dysfunction should include the treatment for any underlying conditions, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. If after treating any condition that may be causing erection problems, the man still experiences symptoms, specific treatments can be addressed.
Treatments include oral medication like Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra) or Avanafil (Stendra). These work by improving the blood flow to the penis by widening its blood vessels.
There are some more treatment options for erectile dysfunction, usually prescribed when pills did not sufficiently perform or in cases where patients are not suitable for oral treatment. In these cases, the doctor may suggest the treatment with self-injections, urethral suppositories, penis pumps, surgery or penile implants.
If erection problems are caused by psychological factors like stress, depression or anxiety, you should also consider visiting a psychologist or therapist.
This page was medically reviewed by Dr Petar Lishkov, on September 19, 2022