What You Need to Know About Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction affects an estimated 52% of men between 40 and 70 years. If this is the case, do not be discouraged because there is a solution.

The erectile dysfunction or sexual impotence is, in fact, a symptom and not a disease.
Although the statistics indicate that the most affected are men between 40 and 70 years, erectile dysfunction can arise at any age.
The pressure imposed on men to not fail means that this is a subject so often hidden, however, about 13% of the Portuguese men suffer with this condition. The good news is that erectile dysfunction has a solution. 


Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection that allows for a satisfying sexual relationship. When the rigidity of the penis does not facilitate the penetration or not remains up to the end of the relationship. If this situation prolong, continuous manner for at least three months is case to consult a andrologista. However, as we have already said, nowadays, there are many solutions to work around this situation.
At any moment in the life of a man, erectile dysfunction can arise. It is when this is a recurring issue that is necessary to be aware of and intervene.

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At times, the erectile dysfunction was considered a pathology that could result from psychological causes, however, today we know that the main reasons are physical and are most often related to chronic diseases, the side effects of a treatment or a combination of both. As already mentioned, erectile dysfunction can be the first symptom of:
Coronary heart disease

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic syndrome

There are other factors that can be a cause of erectile dysfunction, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Smoking
  • Chronic alcoholism or
  • Medication in the case of treatment of prostate cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Peyronie’s disease, multiple sclerosis, hormonal disorders and injuries the pelvic.


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  • Reduction of the size and penile rigidity
  • Inability to achieve and maintain erection
  • Reduction of body hair
  • Atrophy or absence of testicular
  • Deformed penis shape


It is important that you wager in the prevention not only for the quality of your sex life, as well as to your health in general. Thus, it is important that you control the diabetes, your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Reduce alcohol consumption and eliminate tobacco and drugs. Do exercise regularly, sleep well and control the causes of anxiety and stress in your life.


Today, there are many options for the treatment of sexual impotence, however, it is absolutely vital that you contact your andrologista before you proceed with any medication or other solution. Remember that the more certain is this is a symptom of something else, and only your doctor will know how to make the correct diagnosis.
Depending on the cause and the severity of the situation, your doctor may suggest that you treat with psychological counseling, oral medication, hormonal treatment, using the vacuum pumps, by implantation of prostheses, penile, or with the use of vascular surgery.

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