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Health Problems which may cause Erectile Dysfunction and Ways to Deal with It

Erectile dysfunction or male impotency is an issue which occurs, mostly in older men, when they are unable to either get an erection or maintain one during sexual intercourse.
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Have you ever noticed feeble erections while indulging in sexual intercourse?

Do you find it hard to maintain your erections during sexual intimacy?

If yes, then you are a victim of a sexual health issue, erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as male impotency. If this issue occurs just once or twice, it isn’t a huge issue, but if the problem occurs more than a few times then it surely is something that your should worry about.

Erectile Dysfunction or male impotency is an issue which occurs, most commonly in older men, when they are unable to either get an erection or maintain one during sexual intercourse. This being said, the occurrence of ED among younger men is on a rise and it is estimated that around 60-70% men below the age of 40 may suffer due to ED by the end of 2022, worldwide. Impotency can have several negative-effects on a man’s life. It opens the floodgates to severe stress, depression and confidence issues in men. Therefore, tackling ED, head-on, is something that needs to be done on an immediate basis.

The exact cause of ED is yet unknown, but it is attributed to the poor flow of blood to the penis. One known mechanism that causes poor flow of blood to the penis is the action of the enzyme phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5).

There are certain factors which could lead to male impotency such as:

  1. Physical factors/causes

Many physical factors could cause ED. Some common causes or factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Kidney diseases
  • Nerve or brain disorders
  • Surgery
  • Certain kinds of injuries
  • Venous leak
  • Hormone issues
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Certain prescription medications


  1. Psychological factors/causes

We know that the mind and the body are connected and therefore, mental health is a very important factor or rather a cause for ED. The psychological issues which could lead to ED in men are:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Inferiority complex
  • Low self-esteem

Erectile dysfunction is both, a psychological as well as a physical issue. There are certain steps or ways to deal with the issue. The first and foremost thing one can do is to seek medical help as soon as they realize that they suffer from the sexual health problem. Coming to the ways to deal with ED, some common steps could help you gain control over your impotency issue such as:

  1. Maintaining a good, healthy, balanced diet

A healthy and balanced diet is good for a man’s heart and also for his ability to get a strong erection. There have been various studies that have indicated towards the fact that food which lead to heart issues are the same foods which lead to restricted flow of blood to the penis, eventually leading to ED. Foods that includes processed or junk food have an ability to cause health issues that can lead to ED as well. Maintaining a balanced diet is a must for men, especially once they are above the age of 40. Research indicates towards the fact that, diets that include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and so called healthy food options have the ability to improve one’s health and help them to stay clear of sexual health issues such as ED. Incorporating foods that act like natural Viagra ( Buy Generic Viagra Online ) such as watermelons, walnuts, eggs, chocolates, asparagus, avocados, pumpkin are extremely important to improve a man’s ability to get strong and rigid erections.

  1. Maintaining a healthy weight

Obesity is a health issue that is on a rise, worldwide. Being overweight can lead to a series of health issues, especially the ones mentioned above. These health issues, in the long run, can lead to nerve damage throughout the body and could eventually lead to ED in men. Therefore, focussing some extra attention towards one’s weight is extremely necessary to lead a healthy life and to stay clear of impotency.

  1. Exercise Daily

Men who exercise daily have less chances of suffering from impotency issues. Maintaining a healthy exercise regime on a daily basis is extremely important for men to have a good heart health, as well as maintaining their ability to get erections.

  1. Oral ED medications

Oral medications are the most successful treatment option for treatment of ED. They include

  • Tadalis 20mg (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Tadalis)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra)
  • Avanafil (Stendra)

All four medications work by inhibiting the action of PDE5 enzyme which in turn increases the Nitric oxide levels in the body. Increased Nitric Oxide levels in the body enhances the production of cGMP in the body which causes better or increased flow of blood to the penis due to dilation of the arteries and gives rise to a firm and rigid erection of the penis which lasts for a long time. Obviously, these medicines don’t ensure sexual stimulation. The man taking this medicine should be sexually stimulated for the drug to exhibit its action.

  1. Other ED treatment options
  • Penile self-injections
  • Penile suppositories
  • Testosterone replacement Therapy
  • Penile pumps
  • Penile implants
  • Alternative medicine

  1. Consulting with a counsellor/therapist

If the cause of ED is psychological, then it may be best to visit a professional counsellor. Psychological health issues have a huge impact on a man’s sexual health. Talking about these things with registered therapists could help you ease your mental issues and help you feel more confident. These counselling sessions are purely confidential, so, you could pour your hearts out and eventually the reduced stress could be a way of improving your sexual life.

  1. Surgery

Surgery is the last resort, in case nothing else seems to work and if your doctor suggests you to do so.

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