Most men, at some point in their lives, will experience some form of erectile dysfunction. Experts believe that the number may actually be higher because men sometimes may not be comfortable speaking to their doctors about sexual issues. Occasionally having trouble getting or keeping an erection is quite common. If it happens more than just occasionally, then it needs to be addressed with your doctor.
Most Common Causes of Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction
The penis contains two cylindrical, sponge-like structures corpora cavernosa. When a male becomes sexually aroused, nerve impulses increase blood flow to both cylinders. This sudden influx of blood causes an erection by expanding, straightening and stiffening the penis. Erectile dysfunction impotence is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. Having erection trouble from time to time isn't necessarily a cause for concern.
Can Dehydration Cause Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Most men have problems with erections from time to time. But some men have erectile dysfunction, or ED. If you have ED, you may think that testosterone treatment will help. Testosterone is a male sex hormone. But unless you have other signs and symptoms of low testosterone, you should think twice about the treatment.
Just as high blood pressure can be a sign of cardiovascular disease, your penis if you have one, of course can be a barometer for health problems. The way your penis functions, its appearance, and any abnormal penile fluid or discharge can all point to health issues. The penis has two main functions: to urinate and to ejaculate. Problems urinating, such as difficulty starting or a weak flow of urine, can be a sign of an enlarged prostate. This is common in older men.