What Is Erectile Dysfunction…

Title: What is an Erectile Dysfunction? 

There comes a time in a man’s life where the natural functions of his sexual instruments are no longer as eager as it once was in his younger years. This is when a man has a hard time achieving the erection to the carry on sexual intercourse or activities. This medical condition is called “erectile dysfunction”.

Before discussing what an erectile dysfunction is, we need to understand what causes an erection. An erection is the result of an increased blood flow in the male genitalia. This blood flow is usually caused by an increased sexual stimulation by sexual thoughts, activities or direct contact with the male genitalia. This happens when the man is sexually aroused; the muscles of the penis tend to relax which increases blood flow that goes into the male genitalia. The chambers of the penis (corpora cavernosa) are then filled with blood making the penis grow hard and rigid. The erection ends when the muscles start contracting and the blood flow exits the chambers of the penis.

An erectile dysfunction can occur if the process of erection has abnormalities or when the male genitalia is unable to do so normally despite the sexual stimulation that is applied.

An Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a condition where a man cannot keep an erection hard enough to pursue sexual activity. This condition is sometimes referred to as impotence. An erectile dysfunction is common among men and may be a result of various reasons such as; stress, emotional difficulties and it may sometimes be a sign of a health problem that can be explained to you further by your doctor.

So what are the signs of an ED? The signs of ED can come in varied ways, some of these signs may be when you have a difficult time getting an erection especially when time off is essence, it can come when you have a hard time maintaining the erection during sexual intercourse, another sign could be the decline of your sex drive which is uncommon for men. Other signs include premature and delayed ejaculation, sometimes it can also be difficulty in achieving such ejaculation after an ample amount of tries. Take note that when you have these symptoms, you need to be sure to check with your doctor.

Another question you might ask about ED, as its causes. Like we said in the previous discussion ED can be caused my both medical and emotional reasons, relative to the person dealing with it. For medical reasons, ED may be caused by; smoking, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertensions, damage from cancer, obesity, age, and alcoholism. For emotional and psychological reasons it may be caused by; stress, anxiety, emotionally distraught and relationship problems.

When you experience some of the signs of an erectile dysfunction, be sure to contact your nearest physician to get treatment.