According to research, about 30 per cent of men below the age of 40 years and 20 per cent across age groups experience difficulties in getting/maintaining an erection.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is most often characterized by the inability to achieve and/or maintain a reliable, firm, prolonged erection that is adequate for sexual activity. For some men, problems with erections are isolated or situational, while others experience chronic ED due to an underlying condition or mechanical abnormality. Oftentimes, ED is multifactorial, meaning there is more than one factor contributing to the patient’s symptoms. Some of the most common erectile dysfunction risk factors and causes include: Hormone imbalance/low testosterone Andropause Age Poor circulation Heart disease Obesity Certain medications Drug/alcohol use Psychological factors Stress/anxiety Trauma Previous surgery/prostate surgery .
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Some sexual disorders are related to ED and may cause similar symptoms to ED, such as:
You can start by lying down, standing, or sitting down as per your preferences. After that, clench your bulbocavernosus muscles and pause for like 2 3 minutes. Repeat this routine four to five times. By doing this three times for better results.
Most ageing men manage to get erections, but to do so requires more stimulation. It is up to each man to decide whether his erection is adequate. You can consider (with your partner) how important sexual intercourse is to your relationship. There are other aspects to intimacy and not all couples require an active sex life to have a fulfilling relationship.
Too much squeezing of your buttocks and thighsNot relaxing pelvic bones while doing kegel exercisesInappropriate postures while performing half bridges and cat and cow poses.Not breathing properly while holding the posturesExtensive workout can also be harmfulPilates Exercises
Compared to aerobic exercise like jumping on a treadmill, performing pelvic floor muscle exercises are super discreet. In fact, the pelvic floor muscles aren't visible — but you'll feel them!
A number of medical treatment options exist for erectile dysfunction include the following:
Prostate, bladder, colon, and rectal cancer are sometimes treated with radiation to the pelvis. This can cause problems with erections. The higher the total dose of radiation and the wider the section of the pelvis treated, the greater the chance of erection problems later. If radiation therapy is part of your treatment plan, talk to your doctor before it starts. Ask how your arteries and nerves might be affected by radiation therapy so you know what to expect.
Many men are unhappy with their ability to get or maintain an erection, but only 5% of these men seek help. This is because most men, in general, are unwilling to discuss their sex life, even when it is going well.
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ED is not a life-threatening disorder, but it can have a negative impact on your quality of life and that of your partner.
This information was updated by the EAU Patient Information Working Group, July 2021.
If you are experiencing erectile issues, it is important to speak with your physician. There could be a health condition contributing to your erectile dysfunction. A men’s health specialist will play an active role in your health and treatment plan for ED. Top 5 Common Causes of ED Vascular disease Endocrine disorders Medications Pelvic surgery Neurological disorders ED & Vascular Disease
With regular pelvic floor exercises, your pelvic floor muscles will strengthen, and your sexual health can improve.
Rarely, a doctor may perform an angiogram (injecting a dye into the arteries that supply the penis and taking X-rays to look for areas of narrowing of the arteries) in cases in which possible vascular surgery could be beneficial.