Feb 07, 2011
There are number of male sexual dysfunction such as poor libido and problems with ejaculation. But erectile dysfunction(ED) points specifically to problems related to an erection. Men who suffer from ED generally have a healthy libido; however the body fails to respond. In majority of the cases, there is a physical basis for the problem.
The relation between ED and chronic disease is most salient for diabetics. According to experts, 1 out of 2 men who are diabetics experience ED. Different conditions that may cause ED are cardiovascular disease, hardening of the arteries, kidney disease and multiple sclerosis.
Lifestyle modifications which interrupt with blood levels can lead to ED. Being a part of illicit habits can harm the blood vessels and lessen blood flow to the penis. Being overweight, smoking and maintaining next to nil exercise regimen are some of the other possible risk factors.
Surgeries can at times harm nerves and blood vessels near the penis. In a fewer number of cases, the nerve damage is everlasting, followed by a treatment to achieve an erection. In a few other cases, surgery can cause short-term ED that recovers on its own after 6 to 20 months.
ED can be an after effect of medication, involving certain drugs, antidepressants, tranquilizers, and antihistamines. Men should always consult their health care provider before taking any kind of over-the-counter drug which they suspect can lead to erectile problems.
Reports suggest enthusiastic cyclists undergo more ED than other athletes. The problem lies in the shape of some bicycle seats that put extra weight on the perineum. The part between the anus and scrotum encloses arteries and nerves vital to sexual stimulation.