Did you know that physical factors account for 90% of erectile dysfunction cases?
Most men experience occasional difficulties in maintaining or achieving an erection. However, erectile dysfunction arises when these rare occasions happen more regularly and affect your ability to have satisfactory sex.
In this post, we will explore what defines erectile dysfunction and how to receive the treatment you need.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
The penis is comprised of blood vessels, tissues, and arteries that need to work cohesively in order to achieve an erection.
One of the most common issues affecting the penis and men’s sexual health is erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is defined as the inability to produce or maintain an erectile firm enough for satisfactory sex.
Like most bodily functions, erections begin in the brain; the brain sends chemicals to the blood vessels in the penis, causing them to open and allow adequate blood flow to the penis. When blood reaches the penis, pressure builds, which leads to an erection. If the penis does not receive adequate or sufficient blood flow, it may lead to erectile dysfunction.
Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
If you notice one or more of these symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it is vital to speak to your doctor to discuss your treatment options.
- Difficulty achieving an erection: This does not mean you are never able to achieve an erection; even if your erections are sporadic, it can still be categorized as ED.
- Problem with maintaining an erection: After an erection has been achieved, if you are unable to keep it, you may still be experiencing a sign of ED.
- Decreased interest in sex: If you notice a change in libido or are feeling less desire to engage in sex, you may be experiencing a sign of ED.
- Increased anxiety in sexual performance: A common symptom of ED is feeling anxious over sexual situations and the ability to perform.
Visit Men’s Progressive Health
If you would like to discuss your symptoms further, or explore your treatment options, visit our team at Men’s Progressive Health in Langhorne, PA. We offer a full range of non-invasive treatment options for erectile dysfunction. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (215) 764-3131.