What is Erectile Dysfunction?Freyja
February 27, 2023
What is it? Erectile dysfunction, otherwise known as impotence, is the inability to keep or get an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It is common for a person with a penis to have some issues with erections on occasion, as this can be influenced by drinking, stress, or anxiety.
However, erectile dysfunction is when it occurs on a regular common basis, and this can lead to low self-esteem and relationship problems. Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of emotional difficulties or possible health conditions. And so, it may need to be addressed by a professional. If you have concerns about erectile dysfunction then talk to your doctor.
What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?
- Can’t get an erection
- Can’t keep an erection
- Low sexual desire/interest in sex
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
What are the causes? There can be a number of reasons why erectile dysfunction occurs. ED can occur from just one cause or multiple. This can be a combination of physical and psychological issues.
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders
- Being over 50
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Kidney disease
- Certain prescribed medication
- Lack of exercise
- Peyronie’s disease
- Prostate cancer
If you think that you might have erectile dysfunction or are concerned, then go to your doctor.
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