Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction


Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability of a man for coitus as he is not capable of getting and keeping an erection firm enough for the sexual intercourse. ED that occurs from time to time is not necessarily a cause of concern but the issue can cause stress, affects your self-confidence and contributes to relationship problems. Sometimes treating an underlying condition is sufficient enough to reverse erectile dysfunction.

Symptoms of ED
Symptoms of ED include persistent trouble in getting and keeping an erection and reduced sexual desire. ED further causes low self-esteem, performance anxiety, depression, and stress.

Cause for ED
Sexual arousal is a complex process that involves hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. Continuous Stress and mental health problems worsens in ED. Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues can also causes ED.

The physical causes of ED are:

  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Alcoholism or substance abuse
  • Sleep disorders

  • The psychological causes of ED are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

  • Diagnosis of ED
    Many men undergo a physical examination or a Q&A session from which a doctor can diagnose ED. If there are chronic health conditions or if the doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, further tests including blood tests, urine tests, and ultrasound are recommended.

    Prevention of ED
    Changes to healthy lifestyle choices, such as stopping smoking and alcohol, exercising regularly, and reducing stress, and managing any existing health conditions are the most common preventive methods.

    Treatment of ED
    Oral medications can enhance the effects of nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles in the penis. Thus, the blood flow is increased allowing an erection in response to sexual stimulation.

    Stem Cell Therapy for ED
    Stem cells (mesenchymal stem cells, MSCs) naturally regenerate and repair cells of the body, replacing damaged ones and restoring tissue that has been harmed. Therapy involves infusing stem cells to the patient. Patient might get gratifying improvements in ED typically are noticeable in as little as two to four weeks.