Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Causes include medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, drinking too much alcohol, or being too tired.
A lot goes into achieving an erection. When you’re turned on, nerves fire in your brain. Blood then flows into your penis. If all goes well, you’re ready for sex.
Sometimes, all does not go well. Occasional problems aren’t anything that needs treatment. If issues happen more often, you may have erectile dysfunction or ED.
There are many things that can lead to ED. Stress, depression, anxiety, and alcohol use can often trigger it.
Symptoms of ED include:
If you can’t get or keep an erection that lasts long enough or is rigid enough for sex, you have erectile dysfunction.
You may be able to improve your sex life with a few lifestyle changes. Giving up smoking, losing weight, and exercising more often can improve your blood flow. If you suspect a medication could be to blame, talk to your doctor about adjusting the dosage or switching to another drug. You can get all the treatments at all our offices all over South Africa; Men’s clinic Pretoria, Men’s clinic Johannesburg, men’s clinic Durban, men’s clinic cape town, men’s clinic Rustenburg, men’s clinic east London