Sometimes your body encounters a few physical disorders, which leave you in surprise or even shock. Many times, it is harder for people to diagnose what the problem must be called or how to get rid of it. Erectile dysfunction is one among those common physical disorders.

But thanks to the internet for having various channels which give us information about the problem in detail. For curing the disorder, the first and the most crucial step is to diagnose the problem. Knowing the root causes and the possible treatment methods can overthrow any problem and disease, even erectile dysfunction. In this post, we have given detailed information on erectile dysfunction, its meaning, causes, and treatment.

Erectile Dysfunction

Before we start with defining the disorder, one first needs to know what erection is. It is that when your body is sexually stimulated or aroused, your penis gets an erection. Without an erection, a person can't involve in sexual intercourse. An erection is generally a result of increased blood flow to the penis. Direct contact or sexual thoughts help your body to get stimulated and increase the blood flow to the penis.

Many times, people find that even though they are sexually aroused, they are unable to have an erection. It can also happen the way that the erection doesn't stay for a more extended period. Though it is a prevalent problem and there are many reasons which can lead to this problem. But, if you are facing the same again and again, you need to understand that you have erectile dysfunction.

How can you be sure about this erectile dysfunction problem?

Erectile dysfunction can be a severe problem if not treated in its early stages. The more serious is the problem, the more it takes time to get recovered. In such a case, one needs to understand the complexity of the problem and need to see a doctor.

If you are facing the symptoms below very frequently, you need to visit your urologist right away to get treated:

  • Reduced interest in sex
  • Difficulty while achieving an erection
  • An erection that doesn't last longer

If you are facing these problems for two months or more, you should talk to your doctor. Some more symptoms are related to ED, like premature ejaculation or even delayed ejaculation.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction has many causes. Some of those causes a

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Liver problems
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Excessive use of drugs and alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Irregular blood pressure
  • Certain medication or surgery
  • Increased age etc.

You don't need to suffer erectile dysfunction when all the above symptoms happen together. Even only one sign is enough to lead you to have an ED. It is always better to ask your health practitioner to help you by diagnosing the underlying medical condition.

How to treat ED?

ED has many treatment measures. In most cases, the patient achieved a permanent solution.

There are various ED drugs in the market, which help in getting an erection while reducing the symptoms. Home remedies, lifestyle changes are other measures that can also help treat erectile dysfunction.

The bottom line

Even though you are facing erectile disorder, the first thing you need to do is analyze. Your doctor must stay informed about all the problems that you are facing so far to get you a complete and long-lasting solution to the problem.

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP