All men have Erectile Dysfunction at some point in their lives, which is quite common.Only Physical Causes for Erectile Dysfunction make it a more consistent sexual problem, a regular issue.
What causes Erectile Dysfunction?
There are several causes which can be grouped into physical and mental health issues. 8 out of 10 ED cases are due to a physical cause.
Physical Causes for Erectile Dysfunction include:
Reduced blood flow to the penis:
The most common cause of ED in men above the age of 40. The arteries which carry blood to the penis become narrowed. The blood flow is not enough to cause an erection. Risk factors can increase the chance of narrowing of the arteries. These include getting older, high cholesterol levels, fluctuating blood pressure levels and habits like smoking.
Any kind of illness like a stroke that could have affected or damaged the nerves going to the penis.
Another most common causes of ED is diabetes. Diabetes can affect blood vessels and nerves.
Lack of a hormone called testosterone which is made in the testicles (testes). Though this is not a common cause, one reason for lack of testosterone is a previous head injury. A head injury can sometimes affect the function of the pituitary gland in the brain. The pituitary gland makes a hormone that stimulates the testicle to make testosterone. Though it may not at first seem connected, a previous head injury can in fact lead to ED. Other symptoms of a low testosterone level include a reduced sex drive (libido) and changes in mood.
Injury to the nerves going to the penis:
Spinal injury, following surgery to nearby structures, fractured pelvis, radiotherapy to the genital area, etc. could also affect the nerves going to the penis.
Alcohol and drug abuse:
Excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs can cause reduction in the blood flow to the penis resulting in consistent ED issues.
ED after long-distance cycling is thought to be common. It is probably due to pressure on the nerves going to the penis, from sitting on the saddle for long periods. This may affect the function of the nerve after the ride.
If you feel that you might be having any of the above mentioned Physical Causes for Erectile Dysfunction, do not hesitate to contact New Life Male Medical Center .
Your satisfaction is our number one priority. While visiting physicians and urologists may be useful for some issues, not everyone can treat all the causes for your ED. Our experienced staff treats all kinds sexual health-related problems.