Erectile Dysfunction: Causes, Diagnosis and Solutions

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) commonly known as Sexual impotence is a medical disorder in men characterized by an inability to achieve and maintain enough erection to complete a sexual encounter with a partner. It is very common worldwide; 1 out of every 5 men faces the problem of erectile dysfunction, especially men over the age of 40.

Even today there are many myths and taboos that lead to significant misinformation about treatments for ED. If we take into account the significant technological advances in ED and most of the time the treatments are non-invasive, it is paradoxical that only 1 in 10 men with this ailment take the help of a physician to seek solutions.

Sex is pleasure, health, joy and ultimately an unmatched emotion of life. However, the practice of it can become a problem for people, who out of shyness not want to solve their problem of erectile dysfunction or prostate. The reality is that both problems very common and solvable.

What causes ED

There are many factors that cause this condition, the statistics indicate that in many cases it is a combination of organic components (directly related to the functioning of the body) and psychogenic (mental origin), although the former predominate.

Primary causes of erectile dysfunction:

– Socio economic and cultural as low levels of education, socio-economic status and unemployment. Moreover, Life habits such as alcohol consumption and smoking

– Common diseases in men who become chronic and are accentuated with age as Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, heart and vascular diseases, abnormalities of blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides ), Prostate Growth Benign (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and malignant (cancer), Liver (Cirrhosis), Psychological Disorders (Stress and Depression), Slabs fibrotic (Peyronie) and Penile Cancer.

– Drug Injuries and Side effects of certain medications, trauma, spine and genital and intestinal surgery, urinary and genital.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

The doctor is the most appropriate professional to diagnose and evaluate the disease. Timely and early consultation and discussion of your sexual dysfunction will allow the urologist to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend solutions in the multidisciplinary management of this condition with other specialists.

The ED always has solution:

At present there are several treatments available; many effective and simple, and your choice will depend on the existence of factors that can change or remove and the time delay in seeking a solution for the disease. The best treatment is prevention, so it is necessary to pursue a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, exercise and rest with targeted restorative dreams.

Forms of treatment include:

• Use of oral medications.

• Medication through intrapenena injection, topical and intraurethral application.

• Using vacuum devices.

• Penile prosthesis.

• Penile revascularization surgery.

• Sexual Therapy and Counseling.

Each therapy has its indications, advantages and disadvantages. The doctor should advise the patient and supply adequate information on efficacy, safety and benefit at the lowest cost of therapy for your type of ED. Avoid self-medication and participate in the choice of the appropriate treatment and specialized medical assistance, will allow a better quality of sexual life longer.