Basic knowledge of Erectile Dysfunction treatment

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction refers to a condition in which an erection does not occur, as well as an erection that is insufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse, such as insufficient hardness or inability to maintain an erection.

This item contains information on the causes of Erectile Dysfunction, the flow of treatment, and information on the proper use of treatments. In addition, self-check allows you to easily check the possibility. " Technically, it is said that "a condition in which an erection is not obtained or cannot be maintained enough to perform satisfactory sexual activity persists or reoccurs". In other words, occurs not only in cases where an erection does not occur but also in cases where an erection that is not sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse, such as insufficient hardness or inability to maintain an erection state, is obtained.

If you are not satisfied with your erection, such as "sometimes you may not get an erection" or "you may be worried if you can get an erection", you have Erectile Dysfunction and you should be fully treated.

The point is whether you are erected enough to have "satisfactory sexual intercourse"!

Is Erectile Dysfunction a familiar disease?

According to a survey conducted in 1998, there are about 11.3 million men (adults) with moderate  "occasional erection, erection during sexual intercourse can be maintained" and severe "impossible to have sexual intercourse without erection". was. By age group, 1 in 5 men in their 40s, 1 in 2.5 in their 50s, and 1 in 1.7 in their 60s are said to have moderate or higher. It will be. Isn't erectile dysfunction a familiar disease?

When do you start Erectile Dysfunction treatment?

Erectile Dysfunction

It is difficult for people to hear about treatment. Perhaps because of that, there seem to be various misunderstandings about treatment. Here, we will discuss typical "misunderstandings" about Erectile Dysfunction. If you know the surprising truth, you may change your image about treatment.

Isn't Erectile Dysfunction sick because of age?

When you feel that your sexual function is declining, you may think, "You can retire from there, because you are a good age." But if it's related to another illness, can it be left alone? In fact, it is known that many middle-aged men who complain of "sexual dysfunction = Erectile Dysfunction" have a disease that causes arteriosclerosis. It can be said that arteriosclerosis is a disease closely related to Erectile Dysfunction. Arteriosclerosis is known to be closely related to hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, etc., but is also a closely related disease.

Isn't it Erectile Dysfunction that can be done once in a while?

Maybe it's mild to moderate. If you don't have an erection completely, it's fairly severe, and the reality is that there aren't many such cases. Why don't you consult with your doctor once? Regarding Erectile Dysfunction treatment, even if the person is not satisfied with the erection, such as "sometimes he/she does not get an erection" or "I am worried if he/she can get an erection", he/she can be fully treated for.

Is it because of stress that it will soon heal?

Japanese men who have a lot of stress in their daily lives, such as work and relationship pressure, time pressure, and tiredness, tend to think that "I became Erectile Dysfunction because of stress!" There seems to be. Certainly, some Erectile Dysfunction is psychogenic, but in the 50s and older, there are many mixed that are often caused by arteriosclerosis, so it is best to leave it as "someday healed" at your own discretion. It, Not a good idea. Feel free to consult your doctor first.

Causes and Types of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Sexual arousal is transmitted to the penis via nerves. Then, the arteries of the corpus cavernosum in the penis are greatly expanded, and sufficient blood can be sent to the corpus cavernosum. This is the so-called "erection". If either or both of the nerves and blood vessels do not work properly, as a result, sufficient blood does not flow into the corpus cavernosum, and "not enough erection" is likely to occur.

There are four types of Erectile Dysfunction, depending on the cause.

  • When arteriosclerosis progresses or nerves are impaired: Many in their 50s.
  • When there is mental stress  Most often in the 30s and 40s.
  • When arteriosclerosis progresses, nerves are impaired, and mental stress is present: Mostly in the 50s and 60s.
  • If you are taking a drug. 
  • When arteriosclerosis progresses or nerves are impaired: Many in their 50s.

If it is associated with aging, it is thought that arteriosclerosis (a symptom of stiffening of blood vessels) is the cause. Atherosclerosis not only does not cause the blood vessels to expand sufficiently but also impairs blood circulation. Therefore, sufficient blood does not flow into the corpus cavernosum penis, and Erectile Dysfunction is more likely to occur. People with lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia often have advanced arteriosclerosis due to the heavy burden on blood vessels. As a result, ED is more likely to occur. Smoking and heavy drinking are also thought to cause ED for similar reasons. Other diseases that damage nerves (cerebral hemorrhage, brain tumor, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, etc.), surgery/trauma that damages blood vessels and nerves in the sea surface of the penis, and some urinary system diseases But ED is more likely to occur.

Mental stress makes ED more likely because nerve sexual arousal is not well transmitted to the penis. This is called psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction, and the causes are quite different. It can be caused by stress in daily life, such as work or marital relationships, or it can be caused by trauma caused by accidental unsuccessful sexual intercourse. With this type of ED, the anxiety of "maybe it will fail again" becomes great stress and often exacerbates the ED.

"Recently, between couples trying to have children,

The day of ovulation is becoming a mental pressure, and the number of cases of Erectile Dysfunction is increasing. "

Looking at the current state, it is rare that the cause is only stress or the progression of arteriosclerosis or nerve damage, and it is thought that there are many mixed that combine both factors. In particular, it is said that is often caused by the addition of mental factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and trauma.

Erectile Dysfunction is not just a disease of the elderly

  • If you are taking a drug.
  • Some types of drugs can cause ED.
  • Drugs that act on the central nervous system: anti-fever, anti-inflammatory analgesics, anxiolytics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, psychotropic drugs including sleeping pills
  • Drugs that act on peripheral nerves: muscle relaxants, antispasmodics, anesthetics, anticholinergic drugs
  • Drugs that act on the circulatory system: antiarrhythmic agents, diuretics, antihypertensive agents, vasodilators, hyperlipidemia agents
  • Drugs that act on the gastrointestinal tract: peptic ulcer drugs, anesthetics, anticholinergic drugs, antispasmodics


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