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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Posted On : 13 September, 2013


Erectile dysfunction or commonly known as impotence is the inability of a man to have and sustain an erection required for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction has become a serious issue, which is not only creating turbulences in relationships, but also making men suffering from it lead a depressed and stressful life.


A huge percentage of men all over the globe are under the seizure of erectile dysfunction. As per official statistics, erectile dysfunction affects almost one in ten men in the United Kingdom. The figures are not very pleasing in the US either. Erectile dysfunction affects 30 million men in the US. There are various reasons that make it hard for a man to achieve an erection. The main reasons behind erectile dysfunction are –


  • Erectile dysfunction is caused when there is damage to the nerves and blood vessels supplying blood to the penis. This condition is termed as atherosclerosis. Certain diseases and ailments that cause damage to the nerves, blood vessels and penile tissue cause erectile dysfunction. Diseases such as diabetes, peyronie’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, heart ailments and kidney failure cause ED.
  • Age is one of the biggest reasons for ED. As with age, the testosterone levels in the body start to fall down, this causes erectile dysfunction.
  • Obesity is one of the major causes of erectile dysfunction. Obesity causes ED by restricting the flow of blood to the penis. In addition, obese men are more prone to diabetes and heart ailments, which in turn, cause erectile dysfunction.
  • Dependence on alcohol, tobacco and nicotine also robs a man of his love making prowess, leading to impotence.
  • Surgeries or injuries that affect the spinal cord or pelvic area may also lead to erectile dysfunction. 
  • Several psychological factors such as unrealistic sexual expectations, low self esteem, depression, stress, anxiety, or any such related issues take a toll on the sexual health of the men.


Erectile dysfunction is not a fatal disease. However it has severe effects on the personal and mental health of the patient. There are various cures available for erectile dysfunction that range from making healthy lifestyle changes, to generic drugs such as Penegra 50 mg, Penegra 100 mg, Caverta 50 mg, Forzest 20 mg and surgeries. If you are having problems in achieving or maintaining an erection, it is highly critical to consult your doctor immediately.