Erectile dysfunction is commonly seen in men above the age of 75 years, however in recent years it seems to be affecting young men as well.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve and sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
In the relaxed condition the penis is a soft flaccid organ and contains sponge like bodies within it. When a man is aroused blood rushes into the penis and it becomes taut and erect which enables successful penetration into the vagina.
Sexual arousal can be aided either by visual stimulation, sexual thoughts, or physical touch or feelings. Following sexual stimulation, signals are sent to your brain and from the brain impulses travel through the nerves to the penis. The nerves in the penis send a signal to the penile blood vessels to dilate and engorge with blood. This causes the soft spongy tissue to grow in size and become taut. This in turn causes an erection. Male hormones, emotions, brain, nerves and muscles of the penis are all involved in the complex process of penile erection. Thus disorders in any of these can cause ED.
Young men working under high levels of stress, leading sedentary lifestyles, are more prone to suffer from Erectile Dysfunction. Lack of physical activity, obesity, stressful lifestyles all play an important role in causing or worsening the incidence of ED and this explains why erectile dysfunction is affecting younger males increasingly.
There are several causes for erectile dysfunction in young men. And any problem in brain, nerves, general health, to local penile problems can be a cause of sexual impotence.
Some young men having Erectile dysfunction may be suffering from anxiety or depressive episodes which also alter their ability to perform sexually. Feeling of guilt or remorse regarding some disagreeable memory also may be a reason why many men are not able to attain or maintain an erection.
If you are suffering from Erectile Dysfunction or think that you are you must visit your doctor at the earliest. There are several treatment options available and it is not worth suffering in vain.
Nowadays, the most effective Erectile Dysfunction treatments are oral drugs, called PDE5 inhibitors. There are three PDE-5 drugs on the market, approved for the treatment of erectile problems, namely Viagra (sildenafil citrate), Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil). According to the clinical data, these drugs are at average effective in 95% male patients.
Other ways of treating Erectile Dysfunction are injection drugs, such as Prostaglandin and Phentolamine, vacuum pumps, urethral suppositories, etc.