is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It’s sometimes referred to as impotence, although this term is now used less often.
Having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. If 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.
If you’re concerned about, talk to your doctor — even if you’re embarrassed. Sometimes, treating an underlying condition is enough to reverse. In other cases, medications or other direct treatments might be needed.
A family doctor is a good place to start when you have erectile problems. See your doctor if:
You have concerns about your erections or you’re experiencing other sexual problems such as premature or delayed ejaculation
You have diabetes, heart disease or another known health condition that might be linked to.
You have other symptoms also
Normal erectile function can be affected by problems with any of the following systems:
In many cases, ED is caused by something physical. Common causes include:
The brain plays a key role in triggering the series of physical events that cause an erection, starting with feelings of sexual excitement. A number of things can interfere with sexual feelings and cause or worsen. These include:
Various risk factors can contribute to the problem, including:
The best way to prevent is to make healthy lifestyle choices and to manage any existing health conditions. For example:
For many people, a physical exam and answering questions (medical history) are all that’s needed for a doctor to diagnose and recommend a treatment. If you have chronic health conditions or your doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, you might need further tests or a consultation with a specialist.
Tests for underlying conditions might include:
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE ARE MANY TREATMENTS FOR ED, AND MOST MEN WILL FIND A SOLUTION THAT WORKS FOR THEM. TREATMENTS INCLUDE:
1) Agnus Castus :
This remedy is indicated when arises from mental depression & exhaustion of nervous energy.
Such exhausted nervous energy can occur from prolong stress, tension & worries. Patient feels his genitals are cold to touch & relaxed & his sexual desire is gone.
2) Caladium :
This remedy is for patients with chronic habit of tobacco. This remedy cures aroused from bad effects of tobacco. Patient feels erections when half asleep & when he attempts for intercourse suddenly he loses his erections. Patient has mental excitement but penis is in loose and relaxed condition.
3) Selenium :
This remedy is often indicated in elderly men, especially for prostatitis and sexual atony. Patient is generally very weak and often gets easily exhausted from slightest mental or physical exhaustion. Many a times patient has a history of some chronic disease in recent past like arthritis, diabetes etc. This remedy cures dribbling of semen in sleep.
4) Lycopodium :
This remedy is useful for patient who has long term history of digestive disorders like chronic indigestion, acidity, constipation etc. Chronic digestive disorders increase the body heat and this remedy reduces down the heat in body. Patient has long term history of masturbation. Such a patient has premature looks like early age hair fall and wrinkles on face.
5) Avena Sativa :
This remedy is useful for patients who works on high post like managers, CEO’s, lawyers etc. who have intense mental work rather than physical work. They have responsibilities and pressure of targeted deadlines. Such overuse of brain leads to decrease in sexual desire and also decreased ability to perform sexual act.
6) Nuphar Luteum :
This remedy is often indicated in today’s youth generation. It cures aroused due to junk food, over eating, overuse of alcohol & tobacco, & also improper sleeping pattern. Such a patient has a history of chronic masturbation. This remedy has wonderful powers to cure night fall.
1) Shilajit :
This medicine is known to us since ages & our ancient physician were useing it for vigor, stamina and to increase male libido.
Now it is scientifically proved that this medicine can be used for low libido, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and many sexually related disorders. This medicine is mainly used in old age individuals, patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension and also for people who had excessive masturbation.
2) Ashwagandha :
This is the best medicine for person who needs both physical and mental energy. Person is tired both at physical and at mental sphere. This wonderful herb is also useful in digestive disorders such as constipation, indigestion and acidity.At the mind level person is stressed has poor concentration and very week Memory.
3) Tribulus Terrestris :
Wonderful remedy for sexual complaints at all age groups. It increases desire for sex and also improves erection. It affects positively on sperm quality, quantity and its motility. It is one of the best medicine for infertility in men. Cures Azospermia. Helps a lot to reduce the prostate enlargement in elderly patients. Being rich in antioxidents it also has anti-aging effects.
4) Shatavari :
Predominantly helpful for female patients. Irregular menses. Severe pain before, during and after menses. Loss of sexual desire in female patients. Extreme pain in breast before menses also indicate use of Shatavri in female patients. Shatavari increases the physical stamina in female patients and helps them against physical weakness.
1) Zinc :
It is a supplementary medicine for elderly patient suffering due to testosterone deficiency.
A 1996 study showed a very clear relationship between zinc and testosterone levels. Researchers showed that with increased zinc intake, testosterone levels in the elderly population almost doubled. This particular study concluded that in males, zinc has a positive effect on arousal and maintaining an erection.
2) Vitamin E :
Vitamin E enhances the effects of some conventional drugs used, according to a small study published in December 2008 issue of “The Aging Male.” The authors found that the majority of the participants who did not respond well to standard therapy alone experienced increased rigidity of the penis when adding vitamin E daily. Supplementation with vitamin E may help individuals with sexual dysfunction because it also supports the production of hormones.
Men can take a group of drugs called PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase-5) inhibitors.
Most of these pills are taken 30 to 60 minutes before sex – the best known being the blue-colored pill sildenafil (Viagra). Other options are:
Tadalafil (taken as a once-daily pill called Cialis)