Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
im Man 25 old
i want to know what meaning erectile dysfunction
Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.
First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to keep a firm erection throughout an intercourse which could lead to impotence. It can affect self confidence and also cause friction between partners. It is important for you to speak to your partner and come up with a solution together. Most common symptom is inability to have an erection as well as reduced sexual desire.
There are many reasons which causes erectile dysfunction such as mental stress, anxiety, heart disease, clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Diabetes, obesity, Metabolic syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, certain prescription medications, tobacco use, Peyronie’s disease (development of scar tissue inside the penis), alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse, sleep disorders, treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate or surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord.
There are many risk factors which could cause erectile dysfunction. These includes medical conditions, particularly diabetes or heart conditions. Tobacco use which restricts blood flow to veins and arteries that can lead to erectile dysfunction, being overweight, certain medical treatments, such as prostate surgery or radiation treatment for cancer. Injuries, particularly if they damage the nerves or arteries that control erections and medications such as antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate conditions. It is important to identify your condition and seek appropriate medications.