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Erectile dysfunction causes include both physical and psychological diseases. The disorder of not being able to get an erection is rooted in organic pathology as well as functional ailments. Pathophysiology is linked to reduced blood flow in the penile blood vessels.
Causes of erectile dysfunction are :
1. Organic diseases :
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Substance abuse
• Neuropathies involving spinal cord
2. Psychological diseases :
• Performance anxiety
Erectile dysfunction has been coined as a condition that plagues middle aged men more than adolescents. And erectile dysfunction causes bring a state of emotional and mental irritability in the patient.
As much as erectile dysfunction is a pathology of the reproductive system, it often correlates to other systems like circulatory, nervous. Hence the erectile dysfunction symptoms are according to the system most affected.
Symptoms include :
1. Difficulty maintain an erection
2. Delayed erection
3. Decreased desire for sexual activity
Consequences of erectile dysfunction on the lifestyle could also be grouped under symptoms and they are namely :
1. Relationship problems
2. Low self-esteem
3. Low self-confidence
4. Poor sex life