What Causes Erectile Dysfunction Vascular Disease
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Hi I am Dr. Daniel Williams, What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? It is actually a syndrome, it’s not a specific entity, so lets explore what causes it and how we can define it into practical terms that we can use every day, so you can discuss this intelligently with your physician and keep an eye out for early indicators in your own body of early severe coronary artery disease. Erectile Dysfunction is a collection of symptoms. A man is unable to either achieve an erection to last long enough to perform intercourse, there is no erection at all, or it kind of dies out before the sexual activity is finished. For our purposes here we are going to look at the causes of Erectile Dysfunction. So there are basically 3 categories that can lead to this problem.
1. The one we can do the most about medically is the vascular cause that is that not enough blood flow can actually get into the penis to cause the erection or it leaves too soon or there is vascular disease itself inhibiting the adequate blood flow for a number of reasons its Vascular.
2. The second one is Neurogenic. This is there is some kind of nerve injury, inherited disease state or other kind of Metabolic disease influencing the nerve and not allowing it to do the types of nerve activity that are involved with the erection, ejaculation and softening of the penis afterwards. That’s a Neurogenic.
3. The third and final cause we are going to discuss here is psychogenic. That’s probably a bad word and going to go out of favor, we don’t like the word physco, but what this means is mental causes such as stress or depression or performance anxiety or pressure or a bad relationship if it’s unhealthy and the sexual activity seems forced, unnatural that you are being judged in some way. All these things can affect you sexual performance.
So medically speaking its easiest to go ahead and treat erectile dysfunction from a Vascular cause. Nerve injuries are a lot more difficult and the result are a little slim. And Physcogenic typically a physiologist or psychiatrist will kind of coach people through this. There are sex therapists as well that can help address underlying issues. So for the most people experiencing therapeutic medications for erectile dysfunction it typically a vascular problem that being treated with Viagra, Cialis or Levitra something like this. These medications work to dilate the arteries and veins in the penis so that blood can flow more easily and cause an erection. Estimates are anywhere from 60% to 80% of men will experience some satisfaction and improvement, though it can take men up to a week to experience relief.
So if you have a disease in your penis that’s Vascular in nature there is a chance and a big correlation that you have vascular disease elsewhere in your body, such as in your coronary artery or your brain that could lead to stroke. It’s important that if you are experiencing any erectile dysfunction symptoms that you discuss this with your physician and that you can be properly evaluated for vascular disease. There was one study that involved 27,000 men they found out that 58% never told their physician that they had erectile dysfunction symptoms. So if you are interested in what cause erectile dysfunction enough to watch this video, pay close attention to those statistics and your own body, what ever you do discuss this with your physician so that you to can make the most intelligent decisions.