Erectile Dysfunction or Impotency is the condition where a male experiences the inability to achieve and retain firmer erections for sexual acts. Having erectile issues from time to time is not considered as a concern, but when it becomes an ongoing issue it causes stress, depression and also lowers the self-confidence. Issues in achieving and retaining firmer erections can also be caused due to other underlying conditions which need immediate treatment. It can also be a risk factor for heart disorders. If you are having any symptoms of impotency or experiencing poor erectile responses, you must consult a sex therapist without embarrassing. In some cases, treating the underlying causes is sufficient to reverse the conditions and enhance the erectile responses. In other cases, medications and direct treatments are required.
What are the Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?
The symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction may include persistent:
- Issues in achieving harder erections
- Retaining your erections longer for sexual acts
- Decreased level of libido and sexual drives
What are the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?
The sexual arousal process of males is a complicated process which involves emotions, hormones, brain, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. When there is a problem in any of these areas erectile response reduces causing erectile dysfunction in males. Mental health concerns and stress can also cause and worsen the condition. In some cases, the combination of psychological and physical issues can also cause impotency in males. Some of the physical conditions also delay the sexual responses in males and it may lead to anxiety and depression when the person is unable to maintain the desired erections. Anxiety and depression can even worsen erectile dysfunction.
What are the Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction?
Depending upon the cause and severity of the condition and underlying health conditions the treatment options are decided. Doctors would let you know the benefits and risk involved in each treatment options. Oral medications are prescribed at the first approach to treat impotency. The medications enhance the effects of nitric oxide and this maximizes circulation of blood across the penile chamber. This enhances responses to sexual stimulation. Testosterone replacement and other therapies are also prescribed to enhance the erectile response in males. Penis Pumps, Surgery, and Implants are also prescribed as they are effective ways to treat the Erectile Dysfunction in males. However, it is best to discuss treatment options with doctors.