How Erectile Dysfunction Burns Out Your Sex Life

 

Erectile Dysfunction Burns Out Your Sex Life

The inability to keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse is termed as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Having erection disorder from time to time isn’t always a cause for concern. But if it goes on repeatedly it may result in stress and ruin your relationship.

Circulatory Problems: An erection occurs when the penis fills with blood and a valve at the base of the penis traps it. Diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, clots and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) can all interfere with this process. Such circulatory problems are the number one cause of erectile dysfunction.

Peyronie’s Disease: This disease causes fibers and plaques to appear in the genitals, interrupting blood flow.
Cancer: Cancer can interfere with nerves or arteries that are vital to erection.

Surgery: Surgery to 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: The nerves that stimulate erection can be cut by injury to them.

Hormonal Disorders: A lack of testosterone (male hormone or androgen) can result from thyroid and nervous disorders.
Depression: This condition is a common cause of erectile dysfunction. Depression is a physical disorder as well as a psychiatric one and it can have physical effects. This may be true even if you feel comfortable in a sexual situation.
Alcoholism: Chronic alcoholism can produce erectile dysfunction, even if there is no alcohol in the blood at the time of sex.

Smoking: Smoking cigarettes causes constriction of blood vessels. This may decrease blood flow to the penis, causing erectile dysfunction.

Performance Anxiety: Most men have had erection problems at some point due to worrying about performing well during sexual intercourse. If this happens often, the anticipation of sex can trigger nervous reactions that prevent erection, setting up a vicious cycle.

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Expert Author : Lisiana Carter (Consumer Health Digest)

Lisiana Carter has been a freelance health writer for over ten years having written books, blogs and articles. She is the author of a number of websites and teaches people how to enter the freelance writing field.