Erectile Dysfunction: Effective tips to help you get back on charge

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Last Updated March 11th, 2019

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability for a man to get and keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.  This occurs when a man has consistent and repeated problems sustaining an erection.  It is a multidimensional dysfunction, but is a common male sexual dysfunction and involves an alteration in any of the components of the erectile response, including organic, relational, and psychological.  It is reported by one in five men.

Erectile dysfunction in most cases is due to the symptom of another underlying problem.  A wide range of diseases, medications, injuries, and psychological problems may cause this.  Occasionally experiencing some difficulty with sexual function is common, but erectile dysfunction is only considered if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of factors, including:

ererctile dysfunction naturalCirculatory problems

An erection occurs when the blood flow to the penis increases and a valve at the base of the penis traps it.  Circulatory problems can be considered as the biggest cause of erectile dysfunction.  In fact, erectile dysfunction is the first noticeable symptom of cardiovascular disease.

Peyronie disease

Peyronie disease is defined as the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved, painful erections.  This disease causes fibers and plaques to appear on the genitals, interrupting blood flow.  Peyronie disease can be caused by repeated penile injury, typically during sex or physical activity.  Due to inadequate blood flow to the penis, getting and maintaining an erection becomes difficult and in some cases can have a painful erection.

Cancer

Penile cancer may begin as a blister on the foreskin, head or shaft of the penis.  It may become a wart-like growth that discharges blood or foul-smelling liquid.  Penile cancer starts in the skin cells of the penis and spreads its way inside.  Cancer can interfere with nerves or arteries that are vital to the erection.

Surgery

Prostate surgery is commonly performed for two reasons, namely prostate cancer and benign prostatic hypertrophy.  Surgery involving the pelvis, and especially prostate surgery for prostate cancer, can damage the nerves and arteries that are required to gain and maintain an erection.

Spinal cord or pelvic injury

Damage to the spinal cord can cause temporary or permanent changes in function.  Any break of the sacrum, hip bones, or tailbone may damage the nerves.  Due to these above injuries, the nerves that stimulate erection can be cut and affect erection.

Hormonal disorders

Hormones are important for regulating many major bodily processes, so a hormonal imbalance can affect a wide range of bodily functions.   Lack of testosterone, which is the male sex hormone can result from testicular failure, pituitary gland problems, or certain medications and affect sexual function and cause erectile dysfunction.

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder, which is characterized by low mood, a feeling of sadness, and a general loss of interest in things.  Depression is a physical disorder as well as a psychiatric disorder, which can result in physical effects.  Depression is a common cause of erectile dysfunction.

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the most severe form of alcohol abuse and involves the inability to manage drinking habits and individuals suffering from alcoholism often feel as though they cannot function normally without alcohol.  Chronic alcoholism is known to produce erectile dysfunction, even if there is no alcohol in the blood at the time of sex.

Smoking

Smoking is a habit, which is difficult to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive like heroin or other addictive drugs.  The body and mind quickly become used to the nicotine in cigarettes and the person needs to smoke just to feel normal.  Smoking cigarettes cause constriction of blood vessels and can decrease blood flow to the penis, causing erectile dysfunction.

Performance anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.  Many men have had erection problems due to worrying about performing well during sexual intercourse.  When this happens often, the anticipation of sex can trigger nervous reactions that prevent erection, which forms into a vicious cycle.

Situational psychological problems

Few men have problems only in certain situations or with certain people.  A troubled relationship may be one of the reasons why men may be unable to achieve an erection with their partner.

Sexual Aversion

Sexual aversion is rare but is common in people who suffered child abuse and those who have been brought up in strict religious surroundings. Aversion can also exist in homosexual or bisexual people who attempt to lead a heterosexual life against their basic tendency.

Medications THAT cause erectile dysfunction

erectile dysfunction treatmentErectile dysfunction (ED) can also be caused by many prescribed medications and is a common side effect of a number of prescription drugs.  Many medications which are used to treat certain medical conditions can have a negative impact on a man’s hormones, nerves, or blood circulation, resulting in erectile dysfunction or increasing the risk of erectile dysfunction.  Common medications that may cause potential side effect include:

  • Diuretics (pills that cause increased urination).
  • Antihypertensives (high blood pressure drugs).
  • Antihistamines.
  • Antidepressants.
  • Parkinson disease drugs.
  • Antiarrhythmics (a drug for irregular heart function).
  • Tranquilizers.
  • Muscle relaxants.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Histamine H2-receptor antagonists.
  • Hormones.
  • Chemotherapy medications.
  • Prostate cancer drugs.
  • Anti-seizure medications.

There are several other substances or drugs that can cause or lead to erectile dysfunction, which are used for recreational purposes and frequently abused.  These drugs can also cause serious damage to the blood vessels, leading to permanent erectile dysfunction.  Some of the substances that can cause these are:

  • Alcohol.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Cocaine.
  • Marijuana.
  • Methadone.
  • Nicotine.
  • Opiates.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction

The following conditions may be referred to as symptoms of erectile dysfunction:

  • Trouble getting an erection.
  • Difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activities.
  • Reduced interest in sex.
  • Premature ejaculation.
  • Delayed ejaculation.
  • Anorgasmia, the inability to achieve orgasm after ample stimulation.

Erectile dysfunction treatment

Erectile dysfunction can be treated in many ways, including:

  • Oral medications.
  • Sex therapy.
  • Penile injections.
  • Vacuum devices.
  • Intraurethral medication.
  • Surgery (penile implant).

The first step to treating erectile dysfunction is to find the underlying cause and then the appropriate treatment can begin.  There are a number of non-surgical and surgical options, which are available that can help a man regain normal sexual function.

Non-surgical treatments for erectile dysfunction

erectile dysfunction Panax ginsengEducation and communication:  Education about sexual behavior and sexual responses can help a man overcome his anxieties about sexual dysfunction.  Talking with your partner frankly about the needs and concerns may also help to overcome erectile dysfunction and lead to a healthy sex life.

Medication:  They may help improve sexual function by increasing blood flow to the penis.  Men who are on prescribed medicines that contain nitrates such as nitroglycerine are not advised to take oral erectile dysfunction medications since the combination of nitrates and erectile dysfunction medications can cause low blood pressure called hypotension.

Mechanical aids:  Mechanical aids such as vacuum devices and penile constriction rings serve as erectile aids.  A vacuum constriction device is a cylinder that is placed over the penis.  The air is pumped out of the cylinder, which increases the blood drawn into the penis and causes an erection.  This is maintained by slipping a band off the base of the cylinder and onto the base of the penis.  The band can stay in place for up to 30 minutes and the vacuum device can be safely used to treat most cases of erectile failure.

Penile injection therapy (intracavernosal injection therapy):  This procedure is effective in treating a wide range of erection issues caused by a blood vessel, nerve, and psychological conditions.  Penile injection is done using a tiny needle and syringe.  One can inject a small amount of medicine into the side of the penis.  The medicine relaxes the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow into the penis and helps with erectile dysfunction.  The most common side effects of penile injection therapy are pain and penile scarring called fibrosis.

Hormone Therapy:  Low hormone levels play a significant role in erectile dysfunction.  There are many causes for hormonal imbalance.  Hormone replacement in the form of topical gels, creams, patches, injections, and pellets can be used to help with hormonal dysfunction.

Surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction

Penile prosthesis surgery:  A penile prosthesis, or penile implant, is a medical device which is surgically implanted within the corpora cavernosa of the penis during a surgical procedure.  Once the implant is part of a man’s body, they enable him to have an erection whenever he desires.  The penile implant consists of a pair of inflatable cylinders that are surgically implanted in the erection chambers of the penis and then connected through tubing to a reservoir of fluid and finally to a pump inside the scrotal sac.  To inflate the penile prosthesis, the man compresses the pump a number of times to transfer fluid from the reservoir into the cylinders, which causes the penis to become erect.  Complications following surgery include infection and mechanical device failure.  Approximately 95% of penile implant surgeries are successful in producing erections that enable men to have sexual intercourse.

Natural remedies for erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can also be treated naturally by massage and using herbs and supplements.  The following remedies help in treating erectile dysfunction:

Prostatic massage:  Men use a form of massage therapy called prostatic massage.  A prostatic massage includes massaging the tissues in and around the groin to promote blood flow to the penis.

Acupuncture:  Acupuncture help treat psychological erectile dysfunction, but is not instantaneous and requires several rounds of acupuncture appointments to gain benefit.  A certified acupuncturist is very important to undergo acupuncture.

Pelvic floor muscle exercises:  Pelvic floor muscle exercises are called Kegel exercises and are simple exercises, which can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.  The routine of the exercise is discussed below:

  • Identify the pelvic floor muscles. To do this, stop peeing midstream.  The muscles we use to do this are the pelvic floor muscles. The testicles will also rise when we contract these muscles.
  • Now that we know where these muscles are, contract them for 5 to 20 seconds and then release them.
  • Repeat this exercise 10 to 20 times in a row, three to four times a day.

Lifestyle changes and diet:  Healthy lifestyle habits and diet can prevent erectile dysfunction and in fact, can also reverse the condition.  Below are some of the lifestyle changes recommended.

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.
  • Reduce stress.

Herbs for  treating erectile dysfunction

erectile dysfunction meatThere are many herbs and supplements available in the market for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  It is very important to consult a medical practitioner before consuming these herbs or supplements.  The following herbs and supplements are known to provide varying degrees of success for the treatment of erectile dysfunction:

  • L-arginine.
  • DHEA
  • Ginseng
  • Yohimbe
  • Asparagus racemosus.

Erectile dysfunction is a multidimensional dysfunction, but is a common male sexual dysfunction and involves an alteration in any of the components of the erectile response, including organic, relational, and psychological.  There are many remedies available for treating erectile dysfunction, including natural remedies.  It is very important to consult a medical practitioner before self-treating the dysfunction and needs a thorough diagnosis.

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