Erectile dysfunction or ED, in short, is common in men between 40-70 years of age and this can occur in any form. It is also called as impotence. When compared to younger men erectile dysfunction is seen predominantly in older men over who is over the age of 40. ED can be described as an inability to stay erect during sexual intercourse. There are erectile dysfunction treatment in the form of counseling and medication that can provide the relief from this condition. Treatments can be in the form of Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra but read the review before trying these treatment options.
Cause for ED
Unless you understand the causes, it may not be easy to solve the problem. An erection happens when the brain sends signals to blood vessels in the penis; it helps to relax the arteries and flow the blood into it. Following this, the veins close and the blood is trapped in the penis allowing it to harden and enlarge. If there is an interference in the process, it is called erectile dysfunction, and it can be due to physical or psychological factors.
Physical factors include high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, low testosterone, normal thyroid levels, intake of antidepressant medicines, obesity, injuries causing nerve damage, multiple sclerosis, radiation therapy, liver disease, abnormal hormone levels, smoking, alcohol, and drug intake.
Psychological factors include stress due to unhappy work or home relationship, anxiety during sex, the concern of failure and depression due to the guilt of not satisfying a sexual partner, loss of sexual interest and low self-esteem. These are secondary and can cause frequent episodes of ED. But both psychological and physical factors contribute to this condition.
ED is a simple process and can leave you embarrassed. Immediate treatment from a registered consultant can give you the best options related to your symptoms. Some of the tests include:
Blood test for low testosterone and diabetes.
Urine test to check health conditions.
Ultrasound for blood flow problems.
Erection test to be tried at home.
Treatment options for ED
There are different types of treatment options available for ED, and these include oral medications like phosphodiesterase – 5 inhibitors that work to block PDE5 enzyme and increases blood flow to the penis. Some of the medications include Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Spedra, Invicorp, and Caverject. There are injections and creams available to treat this condition. Vitaros cream and MUSE urethral suppository are used to treat this condition. Creams are useful for men who suffer from medication side effects. Lifestyle changes are also a vital factor for treating the condition. Studies have revealed that erectile dysfunction can lead to heart disease and can occur up to five years before the heart problem is diagnosed. Lifestyle changes can address the erection issues, and some of these include regular exercise for normal blood circulation that increases the testosterone production, balanced diet with vegetables and fruits added to your food plate, avoiding smoking and alcohol. There are other treatment options like Vacuum constriction devices or penile implants to treat this condition.