- Trouble in getting erection
- Difficulty in keeping erection
- Reduced sexual desire
Erectile Dysfunction - Overview
Erectile dysfunction is the inability of a man to achieve or sustain erection for a sexual intercourse. It is the most poorly understood and mismanaged of all medical disorders. It is a common sexual dysfunction that becomes more common as you get older. It is not a part of ageing. There are several reasons for this problem. Some men can’t get hard at all, others achieve an erection but it isn't hard enough to penetrate fully and others can manage penetration for a bit, but lose it very quickly. Almost all men have had trouble sustaining an erection at one time or another. But for some men, impotence can be a long standing problem.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction and Impotency
Erectile dysfunction and impotency causes due to surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord, heart disease, high blood pressure, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol, treatments for prostate cancer, diabetes, obesity, alcoholism and sleep disorders, depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions, failure in relationships, guilt & fear of intimacy.