Monday, November 29, 2010


The male reproductive system is made up of number of organs. These include penis, testes, prostate gland, semeniferous tubules, epididymis, scrotum sacs, sertoli cells etc. Amongst these organs, penis is most important as it serves as copulatory organ. The act of love making gives pleasure to both the partners and also helps to produce new offspring. But sometimes a couple can experience if the men is suffering from a very common condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED).

When men get sexually aroused, the smooth muscles get filled with blood and it attains erection. Erectile dysfunction is a sexual disorder where a man is able to get a penile erection when sexually aroused. Some men get the erection but fail to maintain it for a longer time and leads to disappointment. There are several factors which caused erectile dysfunction in young men. These involves heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and to some extent metabolic syndrome too. Along with this there are some factors like use of certain medicines, tobacco, alcohol or drugs. In old men the causes are diseases, age, side effects of drugs, injury etc.

The most important symptom of erectile dysfunction is the inability of getting an erection while sexually excited. Erectile dysfunction may occur suddenly or slowly. A man can experience ED frequently or rarely. Sometimes a man can maintain the erection but does not control ejaculation. The main symptoms also include reduced sexual desire and inability to maintain the erection. Apart from these symptoms there is a partial erection which is not rigid enough to perform sexual intercourse or the rigidity gone before penetration.

Nowdays there are treatments available for ED. The treatment options include external vacuum devices, oral and topical medications, hormonal therapy and intraurethral pellet therapy. These treatments does not cure ED but surely does not let it become the barrier between your love life. The oral medications involve drugs which are PDE 5 inhibitors like sildenafil citrate, vardenafil and tadalafil which works wonder for ED. There is a surgical method available which is known as penile prosthesis. Apart from medications there are other options like sex counseling which helps you to get the mental strength to deal with ED and living with it.
Erectile dysfunction surely take out the pleasure of love making and makes it a thing which many couples wants to avoid. Because of this many of the relationship goes through a bad phase of breaking up too

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