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Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction Info

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction, commonly known as Impotence, is the inability to complete the sexual act due to softening of the penile erection. For the completion of the act of intercourse, there must be an adequate amount of blood flow to the penis. When the blood flow is interrupted for some reason, the desired erection does not occur. If this condition continues, it can lead to psychological trauma.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Several factors can cause Erectile Dysfunction. Outside factors oftentimes cause erectile dysfunction. Some of these include drug and/or alcohol abuse, tobacco, fatigue, improper nourishment and some medications. Other external factors are psychological; stress, (financial and familial), inability of communication between partners, boredom, loss (such as of a job or a loved one). The ability to maintain an erection also can be blamed on lack of exercise or illness.

What Options Are There For Curing Erectile Dysfunction?

There is hope, however, for sufferers of erectile dysfunction. The causes listed above need to be addressed. Drug and alcohol abuse, of course should be professionally treated. Tobacco use can be curtailed or eliminated by several over-the-counter nicotine control gums and patches. Fatigue can only be eliminated by rest. A good, firm mattress and a comfortable pillow can help improve the quality of rest. Eating properly is essential, and can help improve overall stamina. Psychological facts such as stress can often be alleviated through exercise and relaxation techniques. Sexual activity itself is a stress reliever, even if it does not end in an orgasm. Being sexually affectionate with a loved one may help overcoming erectile dysfunction, which is why good communication with the partner is so important. Good communication also helps deal with losses. Please note; some medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. can cause impotence. If the inability to maintain an erection continues for more than six weeks, it is vitally important to see a doctor. This also applies if medication has been prescribed for any condition, and it has resulted in the loss of erections.

Happily, though, most forms of Erectile Dysfunction are temporary. Most men (99.5%) have had some form of impotence in their life. The 0.5% are infants When life events result in a lack of erectile function, this is called for patience on the part of the partner to be understanding and helpful. One thing that is important to understand; as men age, the firmness changes, due to slowing of blood flow. There are products that can be applied to the penis to help sustain and prolong the quality of the erection such as vacuum pumps, constriction rings, and erection sleeves. Many of these products are staples in the erectile dysfunction community. Clinical results of some products (vacuum pumps in particular) have been extremely successful.

It is time to bring erectile dysfunction out of the closet. Once, like PMS, it was not discussed in polite society. However, here at shopinprivate, we are committed to improving the quality of life and believe that information to our friends will help that. Remember, temporary impotence (4-6 weeks) often is caaused by external factors and can be easily cured. However, if you suspect diabetes, hypertension, prostate problems, or a change in urinary habits please see a doctor.

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