Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction(Disorder) characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis( Male Reproductive part) during sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a Physical or Psychological condition. Occasional ED is not uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. If erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, however, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.Medical conditions, particularly diabetes or heart conditions.

Causes

Unusal Sexual Habitual:
Mastrubation, Sex Addition

Tobacco use:
which restricts blood flow to veins and arteries, can — over time — cause chronic health conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction.

Being overweight:
especially if you're obese.

Certain medical treatments:
such as prostate surgery or radiation treatment for cancer.

Injuries:
particularly if they damage the nerves or arteries that control erections.

Medications:
including antidepressants, antihistamines and medications of Psychological conditions, such as stress, anxiety or depressiontreat high blood pressure, pain or prostate conditions.

Drug and alcohol use:
especially if you're a long-term drug user or heavy drinker.

Symptoms

  • Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include persistent:
  • Trouble getting an erection (Hardness of the Penis)
  • Trouble keeping an erection (Hardness of the pain)
  • Losing erection during intercourse.
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • An unsatisfactory sex life
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Embarrassment or low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • The inability to get your partner pregnant

Prevention

The best way to prevent erectile dysfunction is to maintain a health life style. Seek help from doctor for regular checkups and medical screening tests.