ABSTRACT – Erectile dysfunction also known as impotence which is a type of dysfunction that makes it difficult for...
Erectile dysfunction also known as impotence which is a type of dysfunction that makes it difficult for a male to develop or maintain an erection of penis during sexual activity. Erectile Dysfunction affects self-confidence, relationship status and leads to stress. Not maintaining an erection is a sign of weak health condition that requires immediate treatment as it is risky for heart as well.
Physical Causes –
Damage to Heart
Internal blood clotting
High sugar levels
High blood pressure and cholesterol
Preexisting diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes etc
Psychological Causes –
Depression, nervousness and other mental health issues
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Difficulty in keeping erection
Difficulty in maintaining erection
Decrease in sexual desire
Unsatisfied sex life
Low self confidence
Issues with pregnancy
Mental and psychological tests
High frequency sound waves and Ultrasound
Implants and surgeries
Regular exercise, yoga and meditation
RISK FACTORS –
Heart disorders or diabetes
Excessive use of tobacco and alcohol
Certain medications like antidepressants and antihistamines
Cuts, injuries and surgeries affecting pelvic area
Maintenance of insulin levels
Manage psychological conditions like reduce stress and anxiety
Limit or stop drinking
Approximately 5-20% of men have moderate to severe ED globally.
Disorder is common in the elderly men over 60 years of age and about 70% of men usually don’t go for treatment.