Sex & Relationships

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction (ED)? By Charak Pharma

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common medical condition that affects approximately 100 million men worldwide and is currently recognized as a major public health problem. It is estimated that nearly one-half of men older than 40 years have some degree of ED.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to attain or sustain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. Every man occasionally has a problem achieving an erection, and such occurrences are considered normal. Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man is

  • Never able to achieve an erection
  • Achieves erection briefly but not long enough for intercourse
  • Achieves effective erection inconsistently

What causes Erectile Dysfunction?

The penile erection is a coordinative complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. If anything wrong happens to any of these, it may result in erectile dysfunction. Likewise, the psychological factors such as stress, anxiety and mental health concerns can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction.

Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological factors causes erectile dysfunction.  The physical condition that affects your sexual health might cause anxiety about maintaining an erection. The resulting anxiety can lead to or worsen erectile dysfunction.

Let’s see the causes of erectile dysfunction one by one.

1. Chronic disease hazards:

Many chronic disease conditions like – heart disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and Parkinson’s disease can affect the normal erection.

2. Nerve disorders:

ED occurs if the nerves sending messages to the penis are damaged. Less common nerve disorders that cause ED include spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Also, prolonged pressure on the nerves in the buttocks and genital area can cause temporary ED.

3. Complications of surgery:

Such as prostate surgery, prostate cancer, and surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord may result in erectile dysfunction.

4. Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction

The brain plays a key role in triggering the series of physical events that cause an erection, starting with feelings of sexual excitement. Psychological and emotional factors like fatigue, stress, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause ED. Even nervousness about how you perform sexually can make it happen.

5. Lack of proper sleep: It is found that lack of sleep is highly correlated with erectile dysfunction, as 72% of persons with sleep apnea i.e. snoring suffered from erectile dysfunction. Also, the persons with severe sleep apnea had significantly lower testosterone levels than the persons with the mildest form of sleep apnea.

6. Alcohol and drug abuse: The moderate drinking — one or two drinks a day — might have health benefits like reducing erectile dysfunction risk but at the same time overindulging in alcohol can interfere with erections.

7. Smoking and tobacco habits: There is a strong association between the intensity of cigarette smoking and degree of ED. Stopping cigarette smoking can improve ED in a considerable proportion of smokers

8. Obesity: Overweight can impact your sexual performance, obese men have lower levels of the male hormone testosterone, which is important for sexual desire and producing an erection. The obese persons also have high risk of developing high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries, which can reduce blood flow to the penis

9. Medications: Such as antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate conditions could affect your performance in the bedroom.

VIGOMAX FORTE Tablets – Ayurvedic medicine for erectile dysfunction.

VIGOMAX FORTE is a comprehensive ayurvedic medicine formulated by the Charak Pharma for erectile dysfunction treatment. It improves blood circulation to the sexual organs, promotes strength and stamina and restores sexual health and improves vitality. Tribulus terrestris, i.e. Gokshur,  and Withania somnifera, i.e. Ashwagandha,  in VIGOMAX FORTE enhance the action of nitric oxide (NO), a blood vessel dilator,  thus,VIGOMAX FORETE induces erection and helps in erectile dysfunction treatment.

So by minimizing the causes of erectile dysfunction, maximize your performance and erection in bedroom.


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