Erectile dysfunction also called impotence is a condition when men are not able to keep the penis erect enough for sexual intercourse. It is also referred to as ED. Due to the lifestyle and dietary habits the number of cases with erectile dysfunction is on rise.
Erectile dysfunction is a result of defects in blood vessels. Thus the common factors for erectile dysfunction includes diabetes, age over 50 years (also found in men above 40 years), heart diseases, smoking, high level of cholesterol and all the diseases that might affect the blood vessels in penis.
While having sexual intercourse with your partner if your penis is not firm enough or has erection for a short time or there is no erection at all then these are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
There is loss of sexual desire and it may cause premature ejaculation.
Along with physical examination of the testes and penis for any nerve sensation the health care professional diagnoses the issue with the following tests -
Yes, erectile dysfunction is definitely a treatable disease. Depending upon the severity of the issue there are many treatment options.
Erectile dysfunction causes stress in a married life. It is important to talk about the issue with your partner and seek help from the healthcare professional. The feeling of embarrassment and thinking what people will think will only delay the diagnosis and the required treatment. At times erectile dysfunction may be the cause of certain diseases. So without any delay consult the healthcare provider.