Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. Impotence is a common problem among men and is characterized by the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse or the inability to achieve ejaculation, or both. Erectile dysfunction can vary. It can involve a total inability to achieve an erection or ejaculation, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only very brief erections.
Erectile dysfunction affects an estimated 18 million men in the U.S. Alone.
Treating ED with medications like sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) isn’t your only option. Instead, there are exercises you can do. Pelvic exercises helped 40 percent of men with ED regain normal erectile function. It also helped an additional 33.5 percent significantly improve erectile function, with consultation, exercise and Lingam massage.
If you’re concerned about erectile dysfunction, contact a Doctor or sexologist— even if you’re embarrassed. Sometimes, treating an underlying condition is enough to reverse erectile dysfunction. In other cases, medications or other direct treatments might be needed.
Causes of impotence are many and include heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, metabolic syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Peyronie’s disease, substance abuse, sleep disorders, BPH treatments, relationship problems, blood vessel diseases, peripheral vascular disease, systemic disease, hormonal imbalance, and medications