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Monday, December 1, 2014

Important Root Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Studies in several countries show that erectile dysfunction affects more than 100 million men worldwide. Despite this huge quantity, the patient with erection problems feels completely alone.

Man, due to socio-cultural context in which it was created, has difficulty in talking about their problem and especially with his own companion, before whom he feels diminished. With friends, in the same posture, the reply will certainly be of mockery and embarrassment. Fear and ashamed of their condition hinders these men to consult an expert.

3 Main Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
The causes of erectile dysfunction can be divided into three major groups:
·        Organic
·        Psychogenic
·        Mixed

It is important to emphasize that the erection disorders occur more frequently in as the individual ages, but are not due to only age. The fact can be explained when it is understood that various diseases that favor the onset of erectile dysfunction occur most frequently in people over age.

Organic Root Causes
Penile erection is a phenomenon dependent on various factors and involves the nervous, endocrine, vascular and tissue of the corpora cavernosa. Therefore, changes in any of these factors may contribute at least in part for erectile dysfunction.  

Injury or vascular disorders can impair the required blood circulation in the penis. The arterial occlusive disease of atherosclerotic or traumatic etiology of pelvic and penile vascular system decreases blood flow and substantially reduces penile erection.
Changes in the nerves lead to sexual stimulation to the penis. Diseases or conditions that affect the nervous system, such as alcoholism and diabetes mellitus can cause erectile dysfunction. In addition, spinal cord injuries, surgeries and pelvic radiotherapy destroy nerve fibres, a loss of erective function.

Changes in hormone production such as lowering blood levels of testosterone (produced in the testes) leads to decreased interest in sexual activity. Anatomical and physiological changes in the corpus cavernosum, preventing them from adequately dilate to promote erection. The corpora cavernosa are cylindrical structures, located in the body of the penis, which receive the blood and keep it under pressure, promote erection. 

Psychological Root Causes
This category is related to mechanism of action with the central inhibition of the erection process, emotionally based and without the participation of any organic component. 

Many emotional factors such as stress, anxiety, fear of failure, shame, family problems, financial problems, among others, may be responsible for erectile dysfunction, in varying degrees, including premature ejaculation problems. The preoccupation of the individual with sexual performance can also lead to erectile dysfunction. The man with ED is isolated with their problem.

The fear and the shame of failing again, eventually lead man to abstain from any sexual contact, leading him to a vicious cycle that slows down more and more the process of healing.

Mixed causes

It comprises a combination of organic and emotional factors. After going through successive failures when attempting intercourse, the feeling of inferiority experienced by the individual will cause a huge psychological impact. The vicious circle created makes it increasingly difficult the possibility to solve the problem alone. In the case of erection, ultimate expression of masculinity, related by the concepts of our society, the strength and power in its broadest sense is extremely rare in patient with an organic cause, whatever it is, does not end, also showing an emotional involvement.