Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a condition which is characterized by inability to get and keep erection firm enough for sex. Erectile trouble can occur time to time and is not necessarily a cause of concern. But if this condition persists it can lead to relationship problems and affect self-confidence.

Symptoms:Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms Causes Treatment

Erectile dysfunction presents as:

  • Trouble in getting erection
  • Problem in keeping erection
  • Decrease libido

This condition can occur due to stress and mental health issues. Various combination of physical and psychological issues are main trigger for erectile dysfunction. Physical issues include; heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, peyronie’s disease. Psychological issues include; depression, anxiety and stress.


Diagnosis of this condition depends upon detailed medical history and complete general physical examination of the patient. Other tests include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Psychological evaluation

Treatment options include:

  • Oral medications are prescribed which include Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Vardenafil, Avanafil.
  • Testosterone replacement
  • Alprostadil urethral suppository
  • Penis pumps, surgery and implants
  • Penile implants
  • less strenuous, regular exercise might reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction
  • Psychological counseling
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