Causes of Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. An erection occurs when blood fills two chambers...Read More
Erectile Dysfunction – Causes – Preventions – Dhingra’s Clinic
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. ED can have psychological consequences as it can be tied to relationship difficulties and self-image.
Causes of erectile dysfunction can be both physical and psychological. Common physical causes include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neurological problems. Psychological causes include stress, anxiety, and depression.
Treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the underlying cause. Medications, penile injections, penile implants, and vacuum devices may be used. Surgery is also an option for some men.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurological problems
- Metabolic syndrome
- Pelvic surgery
- Injury to the penis or spinal cord
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alcoholism and other substance abuse
- Sleep disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Performance anxiety
- Relationship problems
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to preventing ED. The best approach may vary depending on the underlying cause.
Some general tips to help prevent ED include:
- Quit smoking
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Limit or avoid alcohol
- Manage stress
- See your doctor regularly