What is ED?

ED is an abbreviation for what is otherwise known as erectile dysfunction. Whether it consists of the inability to achieve or hold an erection, or erections that are too soft for sex, premature ejaculation, or other ED problems, ED is an affliction that causes frustration and thwarted sexual performance. The likelihood for men to experience increases with age, and, unfortunately, ED is not uncommon. 1 in 10 men is estimated to have ED at some point in his lifetime. (Cleveland Clinic, 2019). Approaching this personal problem with others can be initially embarrassing, but it is a vital first step in the recovery of your normal sexual function. Specialists are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of ED for their patients.

What Is The Cause Of ED?

ED can emerge from a range of physical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, and more. ED can be caused by post-op surgical conditions from prostate and bladder procedures as well, and affect the ability to keep an erection. Alcohol and drug use also contributes to ED in men. Emotional issues, including depression, stress, anger, and others can also contribute to erectile dysfunction issues.

What Is The Main Cause?

Five of the most common causes of ED include:

  • Endocrine diseases, such as chronic diabetes, nerve damage, and hormonal imbalances.
  • Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke epilepsy, and others.
  • The use of a host of medications can impinge on male sexual performance, such as alpha-and beta- blocker, chemotherapy medications, CNS depressants and stimulants, diuretics and SSRI medications such as Prozac and Paxil.
  • Cardiac conditions such as atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and hypertension can all contribute to ED.
  • Emotional issues and drug abuse
  • What Are The Main ED Symptoms?

    While the most obvious symptom associated with ED is the complete inability to achieve an erection, there are a range of symptoms that fall along a spectrum of mechanical sexual performance. For example, an inability to keep an erection or a relatively soft erection. Premature ejaculation also affects sexual performance, and is included in the symptoms of ED.

    Consult with ED specialists in Arizona to learn more about the main causes and symptoms of ED, and take the steps you need to resolve your ED problems.


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