About Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It is also referred to as impotence.

Occasional ED is not uncommon. Men often experience ED during times of stress. Frequent ED can be a sign of other health problems that need treatment.

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

  • Difficulty getting an erection 


  • Inability to sustain an erection 


  • Inability to have an erection 


  • Premature ejaculation 


  • Delayed ejaculation 


  • Inability to ejaculation 


  • Reduced libido 


  • Failure to become aroused

Prevention 


  • Manage diabetes, heart disease or other chronic health conditions 


  • Stop smoking, limit or avoid alcohol 


  • Exercise regularly 


  • Reduce stress 


  • Get help for anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns 


Risk Factors for Erectile dysfunction

  • Medical conditions


  • Tobacco use


  • Being overweight


  • Certain medical treatments

  • Injuries

  • Medications


  • Psychological conditions

  • Drug and alcohol use

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these areas. Likewise, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen the symptoms.

Physical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

  • Age 


  • Low Testosterone 


  • Heart Disease 


  • Clogged blood vessels 


  • High Cholesterol 


  • High blood pressure 


  • Diabetes 


  • Obesity 


  • Parkinson’s disease 


  • Multiple sclerosis 


  • Certain prescription medications 


  • Tobacco use 


  •  Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse 


  •  Sleep Disorders 


  •  Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate 


  •  Surgeries or injuries that affect that pelvic area or spinal cord


Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction 


  • Depression 


  •  Stress 


  •  Anxiety 


  •  PTSD 


Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

  • Sildenafil (Viagra)

  • TriMix Injections