Erectile dysfunction occurs for a variety of reasons. It is not a disease, but a symptom of some other problem, either physical, psychological or a mixture of both.
The causes can be categorized into the following groups
1) Psycho-social problems
2) Metabolic factors vessel function
3) Factors affecting blood flow
4) Factors affecting nerve function
6) Lifestyle effects
7) Urological problems
As our blog continues we will explore each of these factors in more depth.
Occasional failure in erectile function is quite normal, and can be the result of transient factors that are easily remedied such as poor sleep, excess alcohol or substances that can induce fatigue or sleepiness. Sometimes there are a number of factors working simultaneously to cause problems, therefore its important to tease out all of the potential causes and address each of these individually for a satisfactory outcome.
Dr Mark Morunga