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ERECTION PROBLEM- ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: DEFINITION, SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, LIFE-EFFECTS, AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

WHAT IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Erection Problem or Erectile dysfunction is the condition in which a person, interested in sexual activity, does not able to achieve and maintain an erection. The penis of the person is loose even after stimulation and is not able to penetrate the vagina of the female partner. Previously it was commonly found in elderly, but today, due to significant lifestyle changes, hectic schedule and increased stress, the condition is also frequently seen in young people. It is a common condition, which is proved by the sales and popularity of various sexual medicine, both in allopathic as well as ayurvedic therapy. It is a complex condition characterized by the presence of both physical as well as psychological problems. The condition is widespread but due to embarrassment, the patient does not visit the doctor. To add to this misery, the patient shifts towards self-medication and end up worsening the condition.

 

HOW COMMON IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION CAUSING ERECTION PROBLEM?

Elderly people are at more risk of developing this condition. However, the condition is also commonly seen in young people due to a sedentary lifestyle, and emotional as well as physical stress. Approximately 6-7% of people in the age group of 20-30 years are suffering from this condition which increases to approximately 50-70 % in people in the age group of 40-780 years. India is one of the countries with the largest number of males and due to a growing number of cases of erectile dysfunction, India is sometimes called as the impotence capital. Although this is a common condition, the rate of application of treatment therapies is poor and also poor is the adherence to these therapies by the patients.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Following are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction:

1) Loose penis: The penis of the patient suffering from erectile dysfunction is loose and small due to various reasons such as reduced blood flow, trauma or nerve problems.

2) Difficulty achieving erection: The patient suffering from erectile dysfunction does not able to achieve an erection, although the patient may have the desire to perform sexual activity.

3) Difficulty maintaining erection: Although the patient by any means such as increased stimulation, may able to achieve an erection, due to the underlying condition, the patient is not able to maintain an erection so as to perform subsequent sexual activity.

4) Failure to penetrate vagina: Erection in the penis is required to perform sexual activity. The severity of the erectile dysfunction depends upon the ability of the penis to penetrate the vagina. The loose and non-erected penis is unable to make the way inside the vagina.

5) Reduced sexual desire: The patient suffering from persistent erectile dysfunction subsequently develops low libido and reduced sexual desire.

6) Low sexual satisfaction: The patient suffering from erectile dysfunction is not able to completely satisfy his female partner. This may lead to sour relationships, extra-marital affairs, and embarrassment and the patient may go into depression.

7) Infertility: Infertility is also a symptom of erectile dysfunction as for achieving the pregnancy, speed should be introduced into the vagina so as to fertilize with eggs. Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction are unable to penetrate the vagina and thus may suffer from male infertility.

 

HOW ED AFFECTS LIFE?

Patient suffering from erectile dysfunction has a complicated life due to the following reasons:

1) Emotional stress: Erectile dysfunction causes a significant amount of stress and depression. The patient may also develop performance anxiety while performing sexual activity.

2) Embarrassment or lack of confidence: Patient with erectile dysfunction also causes low esteem, shatters self-confidence and bring public embarrassment.

3) Sour relationships: The relationship between the partners becomes sour due to erectile dysfunction. This may be due to the irritation of the male partner who is unable to perform in bed.

4) Infertility: Erectile dysfunction may also lead to infertility. Thus, it should be advised to take the treatment of erectile dysfunction from one of the best sexologists in Delhi, Dr. Kanu of Sidri International, who treats the condition by using ayurvedic therapy which is safe and effective.

5) Unsatisfactory sexual life: The couple has an unsatisfactory sexual life as the couple does not enjoy the sexual activity.

WHAT ARE THE MEDICATIONS THAT CAUSES ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Following are the allopathic medications which may cause erectile dysfunction as their side effects:

  • Blood pressure lowering drugs such as propranolol and nifedipine
  • Antidepressants such as fluoxetine and amitriptyline
  • An antihistamine such as diphenhydramine
  • Anticancer drugs such as cyclophosphamide
  • Anti-Parkinson’s drug such as bromocriptine and levodopa
  • NSAID such as naproxen
  • Antibiotics
  • Antacids
  • Antifungals

 

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

The cause of erectile dysfunction is both physical and psychological.

Physical causes:

  • Atherosclerosis or hardening of arteries
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Excessive intake of alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Nerve problems
  • Trauma or injury to the penis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Peyronie’s disease — scar tissue growth in penis
  • Surgeries involving the pelvic region
  • Medications
  • Chronic renal failure

Psychological causes:

  • Disliking women
  • Stress
  • Performance anxiety
  • Mental trauma
  • Sour relationships

DOES ED CURE OF ITS OWN?

Erectile dysfunction is a condition caused due to a lot of reasons. Some reasons are acute while some are chronic. Sometimes the condition may also be caused due to poorly managed underlying conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol or hypertension. Thus, if the cause is temporary, then erectile dysfunction is cured of its own once the cause ceases to exist.

 

HOW AYURVEDA TREATS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Ayurveda looks erectile dysfunction as the absence of vitality caused due to both physical as well as psychological factors. Ayurveda applies a holistic approach for treatment which includes herbal medications and few guidelines to follow. If you have multiple failed experiences then you should not try to treat erectile dysfunction of your own, even with ayurvedic medications, as it may further worsen the condition. You should take consultation from Dr. Kanu Rajput and Dr. Manu Rajput, a renowned ayurvedic sexologists in Delhi, India with a prior appointment / Online consultation for a hassle-free experience.

But here’s a list of how to cure ED if it just started :

If you have Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction then stop watching Porn immediately.

Talk to your partner and ask her / him to give an honest opinion. Sometimes it’s just your imagination or illusion after comparing yourself to a porn star or your friend who exaggerated about his manliness.

A gap between two subsequent intercourse. It is called as refractory period.

Proper sleep

Exercise and yoga

Healthy diet rich in green vegetables.

Dry fruits like Almond, Walnuts

ED treatment by Dr. Manu Rajput and Dr. Kanu Rajput – Why choose us:

  1. Genuine advice which is based on your medical condition and not on your socio economic background.
  2. Mainly 2 types of treatment options:
  1. Prescription based medicines – If your medical condition is mild to moderate or if you have budget constraints.
  2. Customized medicines – If your medical condition is moderate to severe or if your body did not respond well to your previous treatments. Please note that in such a scenario, we would highly recommend you to start with the level 2 consultation process. You can read about our modus operandi on our FAQs page. This is only a suggestion from our side as it will prevent your precious time and finances getting wasted on something which may / may not work on your body.

Hope information provided on this page will be helpful for you. Thank you.