Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these. Likewise, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction.
What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It’s sometimes referred to as impotence, although this term is now used less often.
Occasional ED isn’t uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. Frequent ED, however, can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a professional.
Many men experience erectile dysfunction throughout their lives, and the problem does become more common with age. There can be many causes of erectile dysfunction: an underlying medical condition, low libido due to hormonal imbalance, psychological issues, and more.
Dr. Almonte can help diagnose and treat whatever issue is leading to your erectile dysfunction.