Erectile dysfunction, or impotence is not a deadly condition on its own. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of a larger problem. Like any bodily function, erections depend on blood flow and brain signals. Thus, being unable to sustain an erection may be a signal of something gone awry in the body. Though not all people with impotence have serious diseases, there have been some links drawn between the two.
Potential problems that erectile dysfunction can indicate:
- Heart diseases – Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and high blood pressure (hypertension) can cause abnormal blood flow to the penis and can affect a man’s ability to have an erection.
- Diabetes – Impotence can sometimes be a signal of untreated diabetes. This is because diabetics who do not control their blood sugar levels can develop nerve damage. This often affects the nerves of the extremities, such as the hands and feet, but can also affect genitals.
- HIV – The disease can also cause nerve damage, which might affect the genitals.
- Low testosterone – Low testosterone levels are most commonly a result of aging, though other factors can affect it. Testosterone levels affect a male’s sex drive and can lead to erectile dysfunction.
- Multiple sclerosis and Spinal cord injuries – These conditions impact the nervous system and can be a cause of impotence.
- Alcohol and drug abuse – Alcohol and drug abuse can depress the nervous system, leading to impotence.
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by both physical and psychological problems. Work, emotional and financial stress and anxiety are just some of the contributing factors. If you experience erectile dysfunction, you should seek professional medical advice rather than buy sexual enhancing products from online stores or unlicensed peddlers.
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