Erectile dysfunction is a sexual problem in men. There can be few stages of erectile dysfunction. In some cases, erectile dysfunction is a partial problem that means inconsistent erection. In higher stages there is complete erectile dysfunction that is inability of erection. The age group that usually suffers from erectile dysfunction is either middle age or old age. Though, the possibility of erectile dysfunction in younger generation can not be denied completely but it is definitely very rare.
It is usually noticed that men suffering from erectile dysfunction problem undergo mental stress. But if we throw some light on the facts, most of the men suffering from erectile dysfunction problem can breathe a sigh of relief because it is a very common problem. According to an estimate in United States for every 1000 men around 24 men are suffering from the problem of erectile dysfunction. So we can infer that there are many men who are suffering from this medical problem and you need not think you're self alone in the situation.
There are many factors that might cause this medical problem that is also commonly known as impotency. In young or middle aged men, erectile dysfunction is not a normal problem; it is either hereditary or genetic. Erectile dysfunction can also be caused due to some fateful accident or because of intake of heavy drugs. The problem of erectile dysfunction is also hugely related to emotional causes. The men in stress are unable to have erections. Moreover some bad habits like heavy drinking or chain smoking can also lead to erectile dysfunction. In older men, erectile dysfunction is caused as a part of aging process. Apart from this major cause, there are many other caused of erectile dysfunction like prolonged disease , heavy cholesterol level, heart problems and diabetes.
As a cause of erectile dysfunction, one has problem in sexual intercourse and urinary problems. Though, undoubtedly not being able to have normal sexual life is a major fall out of erectile dysfunction. In younger men, this leads to lot of stress because being unable to have sexual intercourse; there is also problem in child birth. This leads to frustration in the couple's life.
There are few laboratory tests that are done to confirm whether the problem of erectile dysfunction is temporary or permanent and at what stage it is prevalent. Lipid profile, urine analysis, liver enzymes and blood count are the tests that one needs to get done. Medical science has advanced quite a lot these days, so there is a remedy to the problem of erectile dysfunction. What you need to do as a part of contribution from your end is to have faith and keep away nay sort of emotional disturbance or stress, because emotional fluctuations accentuates the problem.
If the problem of erectile dysfunction is at a beginning stage then a simple change in life style that includes proper nutritious diet, exercise and a little change in mental thought process can help solve the problem. For men in whom erectile dysfunction is caused due to some severe emotional disturbance or depression, they need to under go psycho therapy. In this process, effort is made to use psychological techniques to reduce stress and anxiety of the patient. And slowly over a period of time, he is treated and helped out of this situation so that he gains back his confidence. So this is one way of treating the problem.
For patients suffering from higher stage of erectile dysfunction, one needs to undergo drug treatment. Medicines are given to treat the problem at this stage. Viagra is one such popular drug believed treat erectile dysfunction.
Thus there is treatment to this problem; one just needs to be stress free