Erectile Dysfunction is no laughing matter. It is a serious condition that plays havoc on the emotions of many men and can cause serious relationship problems. Any man can suffer some form of erectile dysfunction, but it is believed that some 10 to 15 million of the 30 million American men affected are between the ages of 40-70. Age alone does not cause E.D. Impotence is caused by many things. We will discuss some of those causes here and now.
An erection is formed when a man becomes aroused and blood rushes into the penis. There are problems that can affect nerves and blood flow resulting in erectile dysfunction. It is a fine combination of muscles, hormones, nerves and emotions. Problems can be physical in nature or they can be psychological. By knowing what causes E.D. we can discover ways to prevent it. Men should not feel less than a man because of erectile dysfunction. However, they should pursue possibilities that will treat and remedy the situation. Here are some of the things that cause E.D.
Physical causes include:
Diseases – Heart disease and Diabetes are serious contributors to erectile dysfunction. High blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol are culprits as well. Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis have also been known to lead to symptoms of E.D.
Nicotine – Smoking is certainly a promoter of E.D because blood flow is restricted.
Medications – A variety of medicines used to treat many of the conditions listed above can result in problems with erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone – Low testosterone levels will also affect the ability to have a hard erection.
Psychological causes include:
Anxiety – That feeling of anxiousness that won’t go away.
Depression – That feeling of helplessness and uselessness.
Stress – The overwhelming stress that seems to crush you in its grips.
The Final Word
Most people are aware of the infatuation men have with their penis. The conversation in reference to size and the ability to retain the erection is long and legendary. When a man cannot get an erection at all his emotions go on a binge. He may feel less of a man if he is unable to engage in sexual intercourse with his partner. Fortunately, there are some remedies to this problem on the market. In our next post we will discuss the various methods of treatment and hopefully instill some hope into those men who see no light at the end of the tunnel.