What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), sometimes called impotence, is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection that is sufficient for successful sexual intercourse. Many men experience this at some point in their lives.
What ED is very common and affects approximately half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70. 50% of men over the age of 40 may experience transient ED and inadequate erection. Incidence of the disorder generally increases with age.
It is a common but not talked about problem. ED can be distressing and is often simple to treat.
What Causes ED?
ED can have many causes that are either physical or psychological. Reduction of blood supply to the penis is mainly due to arterial sclerosis. Reduced blood supply is the most common physical cause of erectile dysfunction.
Thousands of men are diagnose each year with ED, not only older men as you might think, it´s surprisingly common among young men as well. But don´t panic, the first and most important thing to do is to find a physician specialized in Advanced Urology , and they´re called urologists; the doctors who take care of male genital problems, they can get you the best medication or treatment depending on your particular health concerns.
Available Medication Options:
Available drugs, such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, work by preventing the action of a
chemical in the body called phosphodiesterase type 5. This helps to relax (widen) blood vessels and improve the flow of blood. In erectile dysfunction, these pills
improve the blood flow to the penis following sexual stimulation, and helps to improve rigidity and maintain an erection.
How do Erections Occur?
Hormones, blood supply, nerves and a desire are required for a man to achieve an erection. If one or more of these mechanisms fail then the erection will also fail. Physical or psychological stimulation, or arousal, results in significant blood flow to the penis. The arteries in the penis supply blood to erectile tissue which becomes enlarged and erect. As the penis expands, it compresses the veins inhibiting blood flow out of the penis, thus sustaining the erection.