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Erectile Dysfunction Can Be a Sign of Health Problems

  • Erectile dysfunction is a constant or a recurrent inability of a man to achieve and / or maintain an erection sufficient for successful sexual intercourse. The diagnosis of erectile dysfunction is usually made when a man is not able to sustain an erection in more than 25% of sex acts that he is trying to accomplish. According to U.S. researchers, in the world this disorder affects more than 150 million men above 40.


    Lost signals
    As in the case with all other functions of the body, erection depends on signals from the brain that transmit commands for its beginning and termination. Sometimes the inability to have erections can be the result of problems with the nerves that transmit signals from the brain to the penis.
    Impotence may be a signal of unrecognized diabetes or incorrectly prescribed treatment of this disease. Diabetics who do not control the sugar level in their blood, may get nerve disease (neuropathy). Most often, nerves of the limbs are damaged such as arms and legs. But the genital nerve endings may also be damaged.


    According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases about half of diabetics have some nervous disease. They are more common among elderly people, overweight people and those suffering from high blood pressure.
    In addition to diabetes, which is now very common in the U.S., there are other, more rare diseases that can affect the nervous system and cause erectile dysfunction.


    Many HIV patients suffer from erectile dysfunction associated with neurological disorders. The virus causes neuropathy, but also the antiviral agents can cause nerve disease.
    Multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury are diseases of the nervous system and can lead to impotence, even though it is not one of the main symptoms of these diseases.


    Sometimes men who abuse alcohol and drugs that depress the central nervous system can experience the inability to achieve erection.
    Approximately in 90% of cases, the causes of impotence are physical. But erectile dysfunction can also be caused by psychological problems such as stress or fear of possible failure. Men, who have ED due to a greater degree of psychological problems, will be able to achieve normal erection, but not when it will be necessary for them.
    The classic test for psychological or physical origin of impotence reasons is monitoring nocturnal spontaneous erections. If at night the man had an erection, it means that impotence is psychological in nature. If the problem is psychological, it is necessary to treat depression or fear, underlying the problem.


    Impotence has become a kind of detector, particularly for elderly men, since it may indicate serious health problems that may manifest themselves later.
    Impotence is a problem that does not arise out of thin air. And although the erectile dysfunction drugs are safe for most men, doctors believe that it is necessary to observe patients who take Cialis online and the like. Many doctors believe that it is dangerous to buy Viagra online, as it eliminates a doctor figure from the process of treating.