Erectile dysfunction entails the inability to erect or maintain a hard erection for sex. This condition can deny self-confidence, cause stress, and result in marriage problems. The issue could also indicate the presence of underlying health distress that requires a remedy to reverse erectile dysfunction. Let us look at some of these sources of ED.

Common reasons for erectile dysfunction

Drug use

Some drugs, such as antidepressants, can disrupt different brain chemicals, serotonin, and dopamine, which can control sexual function. Blood pressure drugs hinder relaxation in the penis muscles, thus preventing enough blood flow during arousal.

Vascular diseases

These illnesses affect the blood vessels. For example, high cholesterol, blood pressure, and atherosclerosis limit blood flow to various body parts, including the penis.

Neurological diseases

Nerves are necessary for attaining and keeping an erection. Diseases including stroke and Parkinson’s disease cause an alteration in nerve impulses transmission between the penis and brain, causing erectile dysfunction.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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