Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It's also sometimes referred to as impotence. Occasional ED isn't uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. Frequent ED can be a sign of health problems that need treatment.
What Causes Erectile dysfunction:
Erectile dysfunction in older men. Because erections primarily include the blood vessels, it is not surprising that the common element in older men is conditions that block blood flow to the penis, such as atherosclerosis or diabetes.
The following list summarizes many of the most common physical or organic causes of erectile dysfunction:
- Heart disease and narrowing of blood vessels.
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
- Obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- Parkinson's disease.
- Multiple sclerosis.
What are the Symptoms of Erectile dysfunction:
Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include persistent:
Other sexual disorders related to ED include:
- Trouble getting an erection
- Trouble keeping an erection
- Reduced sexual desire
- premature ejaculation
- delayed ejaculation
- anorgasmia, which is the inability to achieve orgasm after ample stimulation
Prevention for Erectile dysfunction:
The seven tips to acquire better health, both physical and physiological, are:
- Lose weight: if you are in the overweight bracket, the excess weight may be putting your cardiovascular system under strain;
- Quit smoking: this impinge blood flow and neuro-signals which normally ensure correct blood flow into the penis;
- Avoid drinking too much alcohol (no more than two drinks a day);
- Maintain a balanced diet;
- Control and monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels;
- Be physically active: just 30min per day can improve your blood flow, state of mind and stress levels;
- Reduce stress and get enough sleep (at least 7 hours a night).
In most cases, blood vessel deterioration is the main cause of erectile dysfunction, so you want to make sure that your blood vessels are in good condition to allow normal blood flow. Depending on the state of your health, taking pills might not always prove the most effective solution.