Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder which can be theoretically explained as a consistent inability of a man to gain a healthy erection in the penis and sustain it to have a sexual intercourse. It makes the man incapable to perform any sexual intercourse. In the studies, it’s been found that 1 out of every 5 adult man suffers from ED at some stage of his life.
ED Is Misunderstood With Poor Libido
It’s been often observed that people comprehend the dysfunction of the penis as a result of poor libido, which is scientifically untrue. Sexual dysfunction in men is a vast topic and problems like poor libido and premature ejaculation are classified as different kinds of sexual dysfunction. As far as ED is concerned, it is caused by different reasons than of poor libido and men with ED have been found to have a healthy libido. In most of the cases of patients affected by ED, different underlying medical conditions are responsible for the problem.
ED is a sexual dysfunction which does not give much of a symptom before striking an individual. Still, based on the observations, if someone experiences the following conditions frequently, then perhaps the individual is nearing to the moat of ED:
- A soft erection which makes the intercourse difficult consistently.
- Erections which last for a very brief amount of time.
- When excessive stimulation is required to get even a mild stiffness in the penis.
Who Has a Higher Chance Of Getting ED?
Different Sexual Disorders and ED become very common as a man ages. The percentage of ED patients has increased from 5 % to 20 % over the last decade. Usually, men between the age group of 40 to 70 suffer from the problem of erectile dysfunction, but this doesn’t mean younger men are totally immune to this medical problem. Hispanic men are more susceptible to ED and those men who have a medical history of diabetes, obesity and hypertension also have higher chances to be affected by impotence.
What Actually Happens In The Reproductive Organ During ED?
The male reproductive organ gets stiff and erect when the blood circulating in the vessels enters the chamber called corpora cavernosal. On receiving the oxygenated blood to the masses of the erectile tissues, the penis gets expanded and stiffened. This process is bolstered by the release of dopamine from the central nervous system. The whole process is triggered by impulses from the genital nerves. A blockage in these impulses or a restriction in the blood flow into the penile region can cause ED.
Medication Which Can Help Treat ED
European Medical Agency (EMA) and Food and Drug Association (FDA) have approved only 4 medical compounds (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil & avanafil) for the treatment of ED. These medical compounds are considered as the first-line treatment available for ED but other alternate and more complex treatments also exist in the medical science. Branded medications like Kamagra and Silagra are synthesised of using sildenafil as the active ingredient. Another legally available brand in the retail market of pharmaceuticals is Levitra, which contains vardenafil as the active component and is considered one of the most potent anti-impotent drugs. However, it’s very important to know the right dose of the medications to have an optimum effect of the compound on the targeted medical problem.