Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. You may also experience a loss of sexual desire. Having this condition from time to time is not usually a cause for concern. If ED is an ongoing problem, it can lead to stress, diminished self-confidence and relationship issues, among other problems.
Male sexual arousal is a complex process that requires the proper function of the brain, emotions and nerves as well as hormones, muscles and blood vessels. A problem affecting one or more of these psychological or physical components can lead to erectile dysfunction or worsen the condition.
Physical conditions that can trigger ED include cardiovascular conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis, which can limit blood flow. Endocrine system diseases like diabetes and metabolic syndrome may also play a part as they interfere with the production and use of hormones. Illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and prostate cancer may also cause erectile dysfunction. Along with obesity, lifestyle choices, including tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption as well as medical conditions like sleep disorders, injuries, surgery and certain medications, may also have an effect.
Your brain plays a key role in triggering the sequence of events that cause an erection. This begins with the feeling of sexual arousal. Physical conditions and psychological issues may affect your sexual feelings, which can cause or worsen your ability to achieve or maintain an erection. These psychological issues include anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Stress, performance anxiety and relationship issues can also cause impotence.
Complications resulting from erectile dysfunction may include stress and anxiety, embarrassment, lower self-esteem and an unsatisfactory sex life for you and your partner. It may also make getting your partner pregnant more difficult. The good news is we have various treatments available that can help with erectile dysfunction.
If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction, schedule a consultation at Baja Medica in Ensenada, B.C., Mexico. During a consultation with our specialist, you can learn about some of our treatments, which include testosterone and HGH therapy, as well as erectile dysfunction medications such as Cialis, Levitra and Viagra. Don’t let your erectile dysfunction get the best of you. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started!