Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
While aging is the most common cause of erectile dysfunction/impotence, it can be an indicator of and can be associated with other health problems. Therefore it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Sexual Health Australia provides Sex Therapy and Counselling for men and/or their partners who are suffering from erection problems.
However, treating the erection difficulties alone will not solve the underlying medical condition, therefore it is of importance that any underlying problems are identified.
Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by:
There is a strong connection between thoughts, feelings and emotions and erectile dysfunction. The brain is responsible for sending messages to the end of the spine, which are responsible for the blood flow to the penis.Therefore factors that distract the brain can have a major affect on erectile function. A common psychological cause is performance anxiety.
Psychosocial issues that affect erectile functioning are, for example:
Underlying medical condition
Underlying medical conditions or disease, can cause erectile dysfunction, which is also known as organic Erectile Dysfunction. For example:
Sometimes men experience erection problems when they start taking medication for other medical conditions. It is important not to stop taking drugs without first consulting a doctor. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by drugs used to treat:
Various lifestyle factors can have an influence on erectile functioning, such as:
Female Partner's Sexual Functioning
The sexual functioning of a female partner can have an influence on erectile functioning, such as:
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