Sexual dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firmly enough for sexual intercourse. Having erection problems from time to time is not necessarily a cause for concern. If erectile dysfunction is an ongoing problem, however, it can cause stress, affect confidence, and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or maintaining an erection can also be a sign of an undiagnosed condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.
If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor, even if you are embarrassed. Sometimes treating an undiagnosed condition is enough to reverse ED. In other cases, medication or other direct treatments may be needed. All treatments are available to improve the quality of sex. From medical to surgical treatment, including shock waves, it is the most innovative therapy for the solution of erection problems.
The symptoms of erectile dysfunction can be understood:
- Persistent problems in getting an erection.
- Persistent problems in maintaining an erection.
- Persistent decrease in sexual desire.
The family doctor is the right person to consult first when you have erectile problems in the
- You are concerned about your erections or have other sexual problems, such as premature or late ejaculation.
- You have diabetes, heart disease, or another known disorder that may be associated with erectile dysfunction.
- You have symptoms other than erectile dysfunction.
Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these factors. Similarly, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. Sometimes ED is due to a combination of physical and psychological issues.