Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common medical conditions everywhere around the world and it affects a large number of people. It may sometimes be rather difficult to achieve and maintain an erection required for a proper sexual intercourse. There are various contributing factors which may be associated with the onset of erectile dysfunction and those factors are either physical, psychological or both at the same time. The sequence which makes the penile erection possible involves the nerve impulses in the brain, the spine, the muscular response, veins, arteries, fibrous tissues and what not.
There are various sorts of medical conditions which may be held responsible for the onset of erectile dysfunction. Prostate cancer may not be that common but it may still be associated with erectile dysfunction due to the radiation therapy required for the treatment of this type of cancer. Various vascular diseases can also be held responsible for the onset of erectile dysfunction. Such medical conditions include high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood, hypertension and hardening of the arteries. Various different types of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke along with spinal cord injuries can also be the triggers of erectile dysfunction. It is also a widely known fact that kidney disease may trigger certain chemical changes in the body which may have a negative effect on the energy levels, nerve functions, circulation, hormonal balance and other factors which may lead to erectile dysfunction. Diabetes is also one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. Not all causes of erectile dysfunction are related to medical conditions. Prostate enlargement is also one of the possible causes of erectile dysfunction. A large number of prescription drugs are known for causing erectile dysfunction as well. Those who consume drugs, alcoholic beverages and various different types of tobacco products should know that they can easily face the problem of erectile dysfunction. Venous leak triggered by surgeries or injuries may also sometimes be the cause of erectile dysfunction. Various different types of hormonal balances which affect the testosterone, prolactin and thyroid hormones may affect the reaction to sexual stimulation and lead to the onset of erectile dysfunction. Various different sorts of injuries to the penis, spinal cord, bladder and the pelvis are also possible causes. Numerous sorts of surgeries may also be associated with the onset of erectile dysfunction. The sufferer requires partner’s help.