What Causes ED|Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a condition where you are unable to maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. This phenomenon is a common age-related problem, and  the  occurrence increases with ages.

It is estimated that  around 35%  incidence of ED  prevalence  in middle-aged men and rising to over 75% in elderly men. However, common causes of Ed  and  report comes from the men with diabetes, almost up to 90%.

Men with type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of erectile dysfunction because a poor control of a blood glucose may result in  the increased damaged to the nerves and circulation that control blood flow to the penis. This means that men with diabetes have a greater risk of Erectile dysfunction than the general population.

What causes ED?

Erectile dysfunction itself is not a disease, but of a symptom of a certain physical or psychological problem.

In most of the cases, the causes of Ed are mostly by the physical ailment as it usually linked to a condition affecting the blood flow in the penis.  Some of the physical ailment includes hypertension, Diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, Decreased High-Density Lipoprotein and heart diseases.

However, Ed causes can  come from psychological problems, such as  anxiety or depression.  It can also be affected by stress, such  as relationship complications, financial worries or problem at work.

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Ed can also be caused by anxiety and stress or drug use to treat depression 

If the problem continues over a period of months or years, then it is probably a physical ailment, but if it only occurs spontaneously overnight or in the morning then it may be a psychological problem.

Unless  continues, it is normal  to fail to get an erection sometimes. As it has numerous other causes such as drinking excess alcohol, anxiety and tiredness. In this case, there is no reason to be concerned. However, if the problem continues, you need to consult your doctor.

A particular, studies  have shown that there  is a connection between ED and heart disease.  It indicated that erectile dysfunction has an important warning sign of a future adverse heart event or even death.

That is why is extremely important to get an early treatment to prevent any future heart disease.

Other important factors that contribute to causes ED  is certain lifestyle choices, some of which includes smoking, this affects the blood flow in veins and arteries, lack of exercises, not getting enough sleep and being overweight are some of the potential risks that causes ED.

ED & Relationship

Ed causes relationship break up

ED can destroy your relationship with your partner if you consider the following-

When it comes to a relationship, it can say that a healthy sex plays a significant role, unhealthy sex has a big potential to damage your partner thinking and feeling.

Your woman could suspect that you are no longer attracted to them anymore because when you are not able to get or keep an erection, you may start to think that it’s your fault and many hesitate or avoid any sexual activities or even kissing and hugging.  It can take away your self-confidence and self-image with your partner.

That is why it is important to start sharing your thought and feeling to clear the misunderstanding with your partner

ED Treatment

There are various treatments available for ED  such as medication given orally (in the form of tablets), vacuum penile pump devices, injection directly into the penis,  penile prosthetic implants and counseling.

The ED problem also can be rectified by the lifestyle modification, such as quitting smoking (smoking causes Ed), limiting the alcohol, regular physical activities or exercise, Sticking to a sleep schedule and reducing stress.

Adopting a new lifestyle can be hard as it is developed  from the course of time.  But it doesn’t mean it’s not possible, it simply means it needed an effort from your part, as there is no single best way that works for all people.

According to research, the food you eat has a direct impact with your erectile dysfunction problem. This means it is important to eat a balanced diet. Include rich food such as fruit, veggies, whole grains and fish in your diet.  Lessening the red meat and refined grains are necessary in order to improve your ED condition.

It is worthwhile to note that a healthy balanced diet will not only  improve your ED conditions but overall it will maintain a healthy body weight, as obesity increases the risk of heart diseases and diabetes which contribute a great risk to ED.


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