Erection problems

Erectile dysfunction is enemy of every couple because it prevents partner or the couple getting sexual satisfaction. Erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual problem in men and fortunately it is curable if the man goes to see physician to discus about his problem. According to statistics over 30% of men suffer from this affection and not all of them seek medical treatment.

The male sexual capacity depends on psychological, hormonal, neurological and vascular factors. This is because the ability to achieve an erection is controlled by the nervous system and of the vascular and sexual excitation is governed by a variety of hormones and psychological factors. If hormone levels are low or the man is under significant stress, he may lose interest in sex.

In general the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction are either psychological or physiological. Psychological causes refer to sexual experience, depression, anxiety, marital problems, fatigue, frustration and desire for sexual performance. Also previous relational failures might determine the performance anxiety, especially in young and inexperienced men.

Physiological causes refer to organic diseases, the use of certain drugs and lifestyle choices. It is well known that drinking too much alcohol or smoking too many cigarettes can lead to erectile dysfunction. Abuse of drugs and sedatives were also linked to sexual problems. The best known diseases that cause erectile dysfunction are: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, brain injuries, ischemia, liver or kidney problems.

After a certain age, due to natural decline of the body function, the testosterone level start to decrease and this affects his ability to maintain an erection. Testosterone is the hormone of sexual desire; when its level is higher libido occurs.  However, the secretion of testosterone never stops, even if it comes in very small quantities. Nowadays, it is clear that erectile dysfunction at under the ages of 60-65 years is not normal.

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction should see a doctor as early as possible. The diagnosis is based on medical history, associated diseases, blood and hormone tests, urinalysis or other tests related to the possible cause of erectile dysfunction.

When we think about a remedy for the erectile dysfunction, the blue pill is the first name that comes to mind as a treatment. It is very used in treating erection problems, but is accompanied by a series of unwanted side effects. There are some natural herbal medicines that can help in getting a firm and lasting erection and their use does not involve the appearance of side effects. Such remedies are based on plant extracts such as Saw Palmetto, Muira Pauma, ginseng, and ginkgo.

A man suffering from erectile dysfunction is unable to have an erection or keep an erection long enough to have sex. At last available statistics, in America alone there are over 15 million men who have such problems. And the age when men should begin to worry is somewhere in the around 40. It is important to know that sporadic episodes are very common and are usually caused by stress, fatigue or too many drinks. However, if these episodes tend to be more and more frequent it is better to consult a doctor because early detection ensures a complete cure.

The factors that can lead to erectile dysfunction are of two kinds: physical, because of certain diseases of the body, or mental. Referring to physical problems it should be noted that about 60 percent of men suffering from erectile dysfunction are diabetic. The reason for this statistic is that this specific disease causes a decrease of sensations in the extremities. Diabetic men also experience destruction of the nerves and blood vessels of the penis which eventually lead to erectile dysfunction. Also if blood glucose is too high, the patient may feel too tired for sexual activity. This can be remedied by keeping an eye on diabetes.

Also when blood glucose is high, the patient is prone to urinary tract infections, so intercourse can become painful and uncomfortable. Physical impotence usually develops slowly, but once appeared it is getting worse very quickly. Symptoms include penile erections less rigid and rarer. Finally, erections will disappear. The best way to prevent this from happening is maintaining control of blood glucose levels. Sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol consumption and hypertension are not only favorable factors in diabetes, but also in the development of erectile dysfunction. So adopting a healthy lifestyle will help reduce the risk of developing diabetic erectile dysfunction.

Loss of bladder control is another reason for erectile dysfunction. If the patient has problems with nerves from the bladder, he cannot awake when the bladder is full and therefore will not know when to go to the bathroom. For this reason, it is possible for the patient to urinate during intercourse or orgasm. To prevent this, it is recommended that patients with loss of bladder control to try to urinate before and after intercourse.

Men with hip fractures associated with urethral trauma also suffer from erectile dysfunction due to vascular-nervous system damage. Spinal cord injuries are common in road accidents. Depending on the spinal cord affected, erection and ejaculation are more or less altered. If the lesion is incomplete erectile capacity is more likely to preserve. Micro traumatisms the perineum, such as chronic compression syndrome, observed in professional cyclists, affects the l nerves and therefore lead to erectile dysfunction.