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Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a condition marked by the inability of a man to achieve an erection or maintain the same, during sexual intercourse. While many men may have experienced the problem occasionally, others may have to experience it on a regular basis. Erectile dysfunction is not a life-threatening condition and is usually considered a concern when it interferes with a person's sexual performance. There is a wide range of treatments available for erectile dysfunction. 

Causes
Erectile dysfunction is usually caused by three reasons:

  • Reduced blood flow to the penis
  • Problems with nerve supply
  • Hormonal abnormalities

These problems may be triggered by the following:

  • Underlying heart diseases, especially those involving the blood vessels
  • Conditions like diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol
  • Depression, stress and anxiety
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Excessive body weight or obesity
  • Underlying neurological problems like Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis,  etc
  • Hormonal abnormalities and conditions related to the same
  • Structural or anatomical penile disorders
  • Smoking and excessive use of tobacco
  • Alcoholism and use of drugs
  • A severe injury in the pelvic area or the spinal cord
  • Receiving Radiation therapy in the pelvic region

Symptoms 
The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Difficulty with getting an erection
  • Problem with maintaining an erection during intercourse
  • Reduced interest in sex

Erectile dysfunction may also give rise to other sexual disorders, which include:

  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delay in ejaculation
  • Inability to achieve orgasm

Diagnosis 
Erectile dysfunction is usually detected with the help of a physical examination and by assessing the psychosocial history of the patient. The doctor may also recommend additional tests like ultrasound, nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test, urine and blood tests. 

Treatment 
Where is treatment available for erectile dysfunction include Kegel exercises, yoga, healthy lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, supplements and medication

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