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What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?



In simple terms, erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for satisfactory sex.

This might manifest as any of the following:

  • you can get an erection sometimes, but not every time you want to have sex.
  • you can get an erection, but it does not last long enough for fulfilling or satisfactory sex.
  • you are unable to get an erection at any time.

It’s normal to occasionally have trouble with getting or maintaining an erection. But if you struggle with it frequently and it interferes with your ability to have satisfactory and pleasurable sex, you might have Erectile Dysfunction Treatment In Chennai.



Why does it occur?

ED occurs when there is too little blood flow into the penis and too much blood flow out. This is partially caused by the actions of an enzyme called PDE5. PDE5 is found most prominently in the corpus cavernosa, which is the spongy tissue that surrounds the outside of your penis, and that fills with blood during erections. The actions of PDE5 in your corpus cavernosa can interfere with your erectile functioning.

Although you are more likely to develop ED as you age, ageing does not cause ED. ED can often be a symptom of a larger underlying condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

You might also be at a higher probability of experiencing ED if you are a smoker, drink excessively, are overweight, are older, or are taking certain medications.

Ultimately, consulting with a qualified doctor, sexologist or andrologist is the best way to understand why you might be facing ED. They will be able to comprehensively diagnose the reasons behind your ED based on your medical history and symptoms.

How common is it?

Statistics indicate that more than 50% of men over the age of 40 will experience ED at some point. But that doesn’t mean that ED in younger men is uncommon — it can affect adult men no matter what age they are at.

Experiencing ED or talking about it is often wrapped up in feelings of shame and guilt, but we don’t want it to be. It’s important to remember that struggling with ED isn’t a reflection on your masculinity or gender, and it doesn’t mean you’re broken. It just means your health needs closer attention.

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There are multiple treatment options available to combat ED. Read more about them here.