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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection to satisfactorily engage in sexual intercourse. It is estimated that around 18 million American men experience erectile dysfunction, with prevalence increasing as age increases. One in three men will experience some form of ED in their lifetime.
Discussing ED with your family doctor or urologist may be uncomfortable, but it is important to do so. Together you can discuss which treatment is right for you.
If you’re older, there’s probably a physical reason for your ED. But the causes can be in your head, too. Experts say stress, depression, low self-esteem, and performance anxiety can short-circuit the process that leads to an erection. These factors can also make the problem worse if your ED stems from a physical problem.
Erectile Dysfunction is the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. A total inability to achieve an erection – You can never get an erection. An inconsistent ability to do so – You can only occasionally get an erection. A tendency to sustain only brief erections – You can get an erection, but can’t keep it long enough for satisfying sex.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is most often characterized by the inability to achieve and/or maintain a reliable, firm, prolonged erection that is adequate for sexual activity. For some men, problems with erections are isolated or situational, while others experience chronic ED due to an underlying condition or mechanical abnormality. Oftentimes, ED is multifactorial, meaning there is more than one factor contributing to the patient’s symptoms. Some of the most common erectile dysfunction risk factors and causes include: Hormone imbalance/low testosterone Andropause Age Poor circulation Heart disease Obesity Certain medications Drug/alcohol use Psychological factors Stress/anxiety Trauma Previous surgery/prostate surgery
Erectile dysfunction may have a significant impact on both patients and their relationships. It therefore is important to seek appropriate help and support, both from GPs and from other organisations, such as Relate.
Sexual health and function are important determinants of quality of life. As males age, erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is more common. Erectile dysfunction often has a negative impact on sex life and overall quality of life for both the male experiencing the erectile troubles and his partner.
Additionally, surgeries or procedures that target the spinal cord or pelvic area can lead to ED. Radiation therapy to the testicles can also cause impotence.
These findings suggest that patients who present with ED and CV risk factors should be evaluated for silent CVD and should undergo a thorough CV evaluation.
Most studies into the effect of beta-blockers on ED point to negative effects of first- and second-generation beta-blockers, while beta-blockers with vasodilating effects can improve erectile function. Alpha-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors seem to have a neutral effect on erectile function. Multiple previous studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect of angiotensin receptor blockers on erectile function and they should probably be the favoured antihypertensive agents in patients with ED.29
A physical examination helps in diagnosing ED. Some additional testing may rule out underlying health issues.
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“Street” drugs can dampen a man’s feelings of arousal as well as other sensations. Illicit drugs can take away the pleasure of sex and make a man impotent. Some men use drugs to cope with other issues that could be the root of their penile dysfunction. Using drugs only compounds a man’s difficulty in achieving and maintaining erections.