Main erectile dysfunction causes

What could be the causes of erectile dysfunction for men, and how to treat such unpleasant phenomenon? Lack of erection negatively affects relationship between partners and sex life, therefore, at first signs of violation it is necessary to begin correct treatment.

Main causes of erectile dysfunction

Main causes of weak potency can be:

  • Lack of erection (full or partial) is often associated with taking antihypertensive drugs, antidepressants, tranquilizers. In this case, it is necessary to stop taking medication or change treatment course.
  • Regular intake of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana.
  • Circular failure. In this case, reason lies in increased content of cholesterol and its deposition on blood vessels walls. Especially often it causes violation of erectile function after 50 years.
  • Psychological factors. Self-doubt, frequent stress, quarrels with partner, depression.
  • Wrong day regime, chronic sleep deprivation.
  • Malnutrition, consumption of large quantities of fatty, fried foods, low in diet of healthy foods: onions and garlic, parsley and dill, eggs, dates, honey.
  • Diabetes.
  • Peripheral nervous system problems.
  • Surgical intervention. For example, with bladder or prostate surgery there is risk of damaging penis nerves.
  • Hormonal disbalance.
  • Liver cirrhosis.
  • Crayfish.
  • Previously suffered heart attack or stroke.

All these factors can provoke violation of men erectile function. However, much depends on how old patient is. For example, at the age of 20-30 years, psychological causes can most often be attributed to psychological causes, while at 50 years and more there are various chronic diseases.


When first signs of impotence appear, man should immediately consult doctor. Today there is whole range of specialists, who can help patient. Each of them will help to neutralize various factors, that caused disease.

Before prescribing treatment, specialist will need to make diagnosis of circulatory and nervous system, and also exclude (or confirm) psychogenic impotence presence.

Erectile dysfunction treatment

After you have been diagnosed, doctor will definitely prescribe treatment. There are many ways to treat erectile dysfunction. Judging by reviews, most popular method is medicamentous. One of most effective means to combat impotence today is Viagra.

The advantage of drug is that it quickly resolves and enters blood. As a result, after half an hour (result of clinical studies) blood flow to genital begins to rise. The active ingredient of drug is sildenafil.

It activates natural processes in body, normalizes them, as a result, man in response to sexual stimulation appears persistent erection. Sildenafil is effective for 4-5 hours. During this time, man’s body is ready for several persistent erections development.