no. In most cases, affected
men retain desire and the ability to have an orgasm and ejaculate.
Erectile dysfunction means a difficulty with erections, not a loss of
interest in sex, sterility, or a lack of strength, vigour or power.
sorry, wrong again. Erectile
dysfunction is common with estimates of more than 100 million men
worldwide suffering the condition to some degree.
it doesn't have to be.
Although there is a higher incidence of erectile dysfunction among
older men because of age-related conditions, including vascular
disease, diabetes and medications for these conditions. Although it
mainly affects older men, it also occurs in younger males. Erectile
dysfunction should not be considered a natural or acceptable part of
You're way off. Seventy to
ninety percent of men suffering from erectile dysfunction have an
underlying physical cause for their impotence,
although psychological factors may also play a role. Erectile
dysfunction is a medical condition often caused by other health
problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular conditions and trauma.
The physical risk factors for erectile dysfunction fall into five main
groups: Vascular disorders - circulatory problems that interfere with
blood supply to the penis including hardening of the arteries
(atherosclerosis), diabetes, high blood pressure and abnormally raised
Lifestyle factors - smoking,
which exacerbates vascular problems such as high blood pressure,
alcohol and drug abuse. Neurological disorders including multiple
sclerosis and trauma resulting in pelvic or spinal cord injury.
Surgery (e.g. for prostate disease) and radiation therapy. Some drugs
prescribed to treat high blood pressure, depression, heart disease,
gastric ulcers and cancer. Overall, diabetes is the single most common
condition linked with erectile dysfunction and it is estimated that
nearly half of men with diabetes have some degree of erectile
erectile dysfunction is a
significant source of emotional stress, and can lead to poor
self-image, loss of self-confidence and depression. Unfortunately,
embarrassment and unwillingness to discuss sexual matters openly mean
erectile dysfunction often remains undiagnosed and untreated. It is
important to seek medical advice and appropriate treatment.
the diagnosis of erectile
dysfunction involves techniques such as taking a medical and sexual
history, asking about smoking, alcohol and medications. Only a
standard physical examination is usually needed, including taking your
blood pressure. Laboratory tests on blood and urine will help identify
any underlying medical cause that may need treatment.
in the majority of cases,
erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated. It is therefore
important for patients to seek advice from their doctor, for the good
of themselves, their partners and their relationships.
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