Why ED symptoms can be more serious than it seems to you

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction include the erection problems that occur regularly or from time to time. Though ED is often referred to as impotence, these are not the same conditions. Male impotence is a condition, during which the person is not able to perform sexual intercourse. Impotence is rarer in patients than erectile dysfunction. Less than 10% of men in the age from 40 to 70 years are diagnosed with it.

If we assess the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, we can distinguish:

  • 1. Moderate ED (occurs in 25% of men 40-70 years old);
  • 2. Minimal ED (occurs in 17% of the same age group).

Erectile dysfunction is a sensitive issue for many men therefore not all of them seek medical help. And this can deteriorate the condition even more because erectile dysfunction symptoms can be the symptoms of more serious underlying disease. Sometimes, lack of erection indicates a severe problem with cardiovascular system. If you do not have a partner at present that does not mean that you should wait until the problem becomes acute for you. It can be late then. Try to solve it and improve male health to avoid more serious consequences. The erectile dysfunction symptoms can say about underlying heart disease. It if you do not discover it, it will reveal sooner or later. However, not all people survive after heart attack. Underlying heart disease threatens your health and even life in the most complicated cases. If you want to prevent unexpected heart attack or a stroke, you should care about the health of vascular system and regularly visit the doctor.

The risk factors that increase the probability of ED diagnosis include such diseases as:

  • Prostatitis,
  • Atherosclerosis,
  • Diabetes,
  • Hypothyroidism,
  • Hypertension,
  • Parkinson's disease,
  • Low levels of testosterone,
  • Peyronie's disease (scar tissue in the penis),
  • The effects of surgeries or injuries of the pelvis / spinal cord,
  • Atherosclerosis,
  • Obesity.

Also smoking, alcohol abuse, nervous and mental strain can trigger symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Some medications that lower blood pressure, antidepressants, antispasmodics, and tranquilizers contribute to erectile dysfunction.

The symptoms can appear after intake of:

  • Diuretics,
  • Fibrates,
  • Antipsychotics,
  • Antipsychotics,
  • Anticonvulsants,
  • Anti-androgens,
  • Corticosteroids,
  • Cytotoxics,
  • H2-antagonists.

The first symptoms of erectile dysfunction can be identified if you answer the following questions:

  • 1. Do I have an erection in the morning (at night) when I wake up?
  • 2. Ca I achieve erection during masturbation?

If you can achieve erection but encounter ED problems with your partner only, it tells much about the root of the problem. The doctor tries to determine the cause to apply the right approach for treatment of erectile dysfunction. If the answer to all the questions is No, your problem has psychological causes. If you answered yes, then it makes sense to visit the medical specialist for a more detailed study of the problem.

It is important to note that moderate erectile dysfunction does not interfere to make love and enjoy an orgasm. If you sometimes cant achieve an erection under certain conditions, for instance, after intake of alcohol, but all goes well when you do not consume alcoholic drinks, you can be sure that it has nothing to do with erectile dysfunction. Person who has spontaneous erections (after sleeping in the morning, or during sleep) should not worry about the erectile dysfunction. These are good signs telling that they do not suffer from erectile dysfunction.

It is necessary to get rid of ED symptoms, which significantly impair the quality of life and bring to sexual dissatisfaction, constant tension, mental stress, low self-esteem and depression.

The erection occurs due to the interaction of the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, arteries, veins and muscle fibers. Smooth work of all participants of the process is necessary to achieve the success. Erection is rather complicated process, and the doctor has to find the link in the chain that does not function in case the cause is physical.

Sex does not only bring pleasure it brings life and prolongs it. Sometimes the symptoms can save your life when they are the signs of approaching disaster. If you cant explain these signs, let the medical doctors do it.