Erectile dysfunction is one of the most embarrassing complications observed in men. During sexual intercourse a man needs to have an erect penis. Failure to maintain an erect penis leads to erectile dysfunction which can affect the relationship to a great extent.
ED is one of the most common problems observed in men and must be diagnosed on time. More than 50% of men above the age of 40 experience ED. Although erectile dysfunction is observed mostly in older men, it can occur at any age.
Earlier, erectile dysfunction was considered as a psychological issue but now it is ascertained that erectile dysfunction can also be caused due to physical problems like heart diseases, diabetes, excessive alcohol, stress, and smoking.
Some of the common causes of erectile dysfunction are represented below as a flow chart:
The sexual arousal in men is due to the sensations of the brains, hormones, emotions, nerves, blood vessels and muscles.
The anatomy of penis is complex. The penis with its two cylindrical sponge-like vascular tissues carries blood to create an erection.
Blood is pumped from the heart into the penis under great pressure and a series of valves keep it in the penis to maintain the erection.
A third cylinder is the urethra, a tube that carries the urine and the ejaculate. If the lining of these blood vessels becomes dysfunctional and the blood can not get to the penis it results in erectile dysfunction. ED is now emerged to be quite a natural symptom in men.
Following are the results of the study conducted by our scientific experts to ascertain the causes of ED amongst men.
|Characteristics||Patients without ED||Patients with ED|
a)<50 years of age
b)>50 years of age
The prevalence of ED was found to be less in patients less than 50 years of age and it was found to be higher in patients with older age.