Erectile dysfunction (ED), otherwise known as impotence is one of the most common male sexual diseases. If you are suffering from this, remember you are not the only one to suffer. Men suffer silently as they shy away from talking about this problem. You can get rid of the problem only with the help of expert advice from a sexologist.

Most men don't know what erectile dysfunction is and there are medicines, exercises and treatments to correct it. Erectile dysfunction is a lack of an erection by the penis during sexual intercourse. As a result of this, couples cannot enjoy their sexual lives to the fullest and can create problems between them. Before you understand the factors that cause ED and affect your sexual life, let's look at the different types of erectile dysfunction issues that men face:

  • Complete inability to achieve an erection
  • Inconsistent erection
  • Men cannot sustain temporary or brief erections

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Various physical and psychological reasons can cause erectile dysfunction. Some of the other sexual diseases that you are suffering from can also affect your sex life. Two important causes are:

  • Impaired nervous system or neurological disorders – This disorder is generally responsible for a lack of erection. Some of the nervous system symptoms that cause impotency are multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damages, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
  • Cardiovascular conditions – Men suffering from cardiovascular diseases can also face sexual health problems such as impotence. Know that atherosclerosis, veno-occlusive disease, heart attacks, blood pressure, and high cholesterol affect your sex life by causing erectile dysfunction and impotency.

In conclusion, althought there are over the counter medicines available to treat the above, it is always advisable to consult an expert and clear your doubts about all sex-related problems.