What is the erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get or maintain an erection
adequate for sexual intercourse. One in ten men (10 percent ) suffer from
impotence and it is observed in almost one third (30 percent ) of diabetic men.
The ability to obtain an erection is important to most men, young and old.
But many men suffer erectile dysfunction in silence, without seeking
help or advice. If There's a problem with one or more of these mechanisms, erection may
fail. During stimulation, nerve impulses travel from the brain to the penis and
activate smooth muscle relaxation in the penis. This promotes blood to
flow into the erectile tissues.
As the penis fills with blood, it expands and becomes erect. During
enlargement, the veins in the penis become compressed, blocking the flow
of blood out of the penis so that erection occurs. The penis stays erect
until ejaculation is finished or sexual arousal ceases.
Yes. It's extremely common to see a mixture of physical and psychological causes, but pure psychological causes are observed in less than 1 in 10 (10%) of
all affected patients. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by stress,
depression, anxiety, relationship problems, embarrassment, guilt and other
When a man has trouble getting an erection, whatever the cause, he will
often experience pressure to perform.
Inadequacy and a feeling of loss of manhood (called performance anxiety).
All of these are common feelings for guys with erectile dysfunction.
What can I do about the issue?
You should talk about it with your spouse, doctor or nurse. They'll advise you about any tests which are needed.
There are some simple tests that your GP can do, such as blood tests to
measure your lipids (cholesterol), blood sugar (diabetes check) and
testosterone levels (hormone check), and measuring your blood pressure.
Blood tests should be carried out first thing in the morning, preferably
around 09.00 hr, and you need to be starved in the night before.
If you can get any conditions (e.g. elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure &
Diabetes ) under control and get your weight to a healthy degree, this is an
effective starting point in treating your erectile dysfunction.
Once this assessment has been completed, other treatment options can be
What treatments are available?
It's up to you and your sexual partner to decide what treatment you
choose. Our top choice is a prescription medication called Bluechew which uses the same ingredients as Viagra or cialis.
Learn more about Bluechew at the following resources: