causes erectile faliure?
causes of erectile failure are often mistaken for physiological
disorders. By far, the most likely causes of erectile
failure are related to mental or emotional problems.
The most common of these is performance anxiety. When
a man feels pressured to achieve an erection (often
spurred by occasional difficulty), he will commonly
become anxious and nervous when in a sexually demanding
situation. Anxiety conflicts with the ability to achieve
an erection, and thus failure results, perpetuating
further anxiety. If you still find it impossible to
break free of this cycle, it is strongly recommended
you find a sex therapist to help you and your partner
learn how to overcome this reversible problem. Ask your
physician for a referral.
neurological disorder which interrupts the nerve supply
to the erectile tissues will generally cause an erectile
failure. There is little known about the nerves which
cause erection and therefore it is difficult to predict
how damage to certain nerves will affect erectile capacity.
the blood flow to the genitals is halted or impeded,
then erectile failure may occur. Vascular disease can
cause the blockage or constriction of the arteries in
the pelvis and/or penis. The blood that normally rushes
to the penis is partially stopped. Vascular disease
may also be the cause of leaks in the arteries or veins;
this too can cause an erectile problem.
disease is a fibrous scarring which develops from an
inflammatory process. The cause of this process is not
yet understood. When an erection does occur, there is
a bending of the penis which can often be quite painful.
It may interfere with ejaculation and in some cases
erectile capacity. There is an effective treatment available
if the bending is only to one side. This is called Nesbit's
operation. Please consult your physician to determine
whether Nesbit's operation will be effective for you.
is a condition in which a man develops a permanent erection.
All of the causes of this condition are not yet known,
however some potential contributors are diseases which
thicken the blood and certain medications used improperly
for achieving an erection. Priapism is an uncomfortable,
sometimes painful condition which often requires surgery
to relieve. If your erection lasts for an unusual period
of time, go directly to the emergency department of
the nearest hospital. Although this can be embarrassing,
waiting to long to correct priapism can result in permanent
deficiency is another potential cause for erectile failure.
In younger men, this deficiency is typically caused
by psychological rather than physical failure to produce
androgen. In later life, the pituitary gland may fail
to produce the stimulating hormones that encourage testosterone
output by the testicles. Furthermore, there may be associated
failure of thyroid and adrenal gland hormone production.
This may cause impotence and low level of sexual interest.
This hormone deficiency in older men can normally be
corrected by hormone injections.
of the penis and surrounding tissues can limit a man's
ability to achieve erection. These infections are more
pronounced in older men but have caused temporary impotency
for men of all ages. A viral infection of the testes
may cause discomfort and also prevent a successful erection.
As well, bacteria can inflame the urethra and surrounding
skin which can interfere with an erection. Finally,
the prostate gland can become inflamed during an infection,
which causes a lot of pain in the genital region. The
prostate can be treated by massage and antibiotics in
cases of infection and inflammation. Discomfort in the
prostate area may be indicative of more serious illnesses;
consult your physician immediately.
can also cause erectile failure. Impotence may be closely
associated with a high blood sugar level, and if this
level is lowered, the patient will see an improvement
in sexual potency.