Causes and treatment for erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (also called impotence) affects men especially after 40 years. About 80% of cases have physical causes and only 20% are of psychological nature. The good news is that there are effective treatments that can solve the problem.
Every man experiences at some point in life the inability to initiate or maintain an erection sufficient to finish the sexual act. This phenomenon is described as erectile dysfunction in medicine. If the phenomenon occurs only accidentally (especially associated with marked fatigue, stress, alcohol consumed in appreciable quantities) is classified as transient erectile dysfunction and has not a huge impacton quality of life of the individual, or their relationships.
On the other hand chronic erectile dysfunction has a far greater impact on men, on his confidence, on the couple’s harmony and even his health. Chronic erectile dysfunction affects 5% of men aged between 40 and 50 years and 15-25% of those of 60-65 years.
Erectile dysfunction is caused by disorders that are affecting blood circulation, the penile nerves or certain medications. Erection is the final result of a precise sequence of events and any disruption or damage inthis sequence lead to erectile dysfunction. In shortversion the process is very simple.
The brain is the initiator of all actions taking place in the body; from regulating sweating, dilated pupils to penile erection everything is operated by the brain under the influence on internal or external stimuli. In this case the penis becomes erect only when the brain receives appropriate internal and external stimuli. If these stimuli are processed correctly, the brain triggers the erectile reaction by filling with blood the corpus cavernous of the penis.
Thus, blood fills the penis and it is partially blocked by the venous valves. In this way penis remains erect and can sustain a sexual act. After the ejaculation occurred, brain relaxes the valves and the blocked blood flow returns to normal.
Psychological factors are usually seen in younger or inexperienced men. These include: like stress, depression and sexual performance anxiety. The first step in treating this dysfunction is to be aware of it and accept you have a problem.
It is very important not to ignore any symptoms or suspicious of anything abnormal that appears in your sex life. Even if this subject is extremely unpleasant and embarrassing, it is important to talk about it, and most importantly to go to see a doctor.
For some men, the most fortunate of them, some changes in their lifestyle can solve the problem. Quitting smoking, losing excess weight and increasing physical activity, help men to regain their sexual function.
The next step involves taking some treatment that can treat this problem. Besides traditional medicines, there are natural alternatives that have been used for centuries for the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. They are made of organic ingredients and represent the natural option to Viagra or Levitra. These are: Cali Plus, Vigrx Plus and Dura Male. In most severe cases, treatment involves surgical implantation of special devices or surgery involving veins or arteries.