Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction

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Risk factors for Erectile Dysfunction

Some underlying diseases, psychological factors, hormonal disturbances, alcoholism and cigarette smoking increase the risk of erectile dysfunction.

According to the National Institutes of Health, erectile dysfunction is also a symptom in many disorders and diseases. Direct risk factors for erectile dysfunction may include the following-

Type 2 diabetes

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Prostate problems


Alcohol ingestion

Lack of sexual knowledge

Poor sexual techniques

Inadequate interpersonal relationships

High levels of blood cholesterol

Smoking, which accentuates the effects of other risk factors such as vascular disease or hypertension

Hypogonadism in association with a number of endocrinological conditions

Vascular disease and vascular surgery

Low levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein)


Neurogenic Disorders

Peyronie's Disease (distortion or curvature of the penis)

Priapism (painful and prolonged erection)

Many chronic diseases, especially renal failure and dialysis

Age appears to be a strong indirect risk factor in that it is associated with increased likelihood of direct risk factors, some of which are listed above. It is estimated that nearly 5% men become impotent by the age of 40-years, and 15-25% by the age of 65-years.

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sir i am suffering from penis difusion when i do intercourse
dayal201 Wednesday, February 04, 2015
i have used a herbal tablet called prolargentsize to overcome problems. it did help.
astevens Thursday, November 27, 2014
Hi am a 30 years old unmarried man, when am having my intercourse with my girl friend am facing premature ejaculation without satisfying her please help me by suggesting a good MEDICINE.
nannu123 Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hi am a 30 years old unmarried man, when am having my intercourse with my girl friend am facing premature ejaculation without satisfying her please help me by suggesting a good medicines, am regular smoker and ocassional drinker
Reh69 Monday, November 18, 2013
hi, I sm 24yrs old. have been masturbating since my early teenage. have been a regular smoker n drinker. was sexually very well but now m noticing dat since last 1yr my sexual health is worsening. now I get erection for very short time n even ejaculate within 4-5 strokes. plz help me
bechara Friday, July 05, 2013
Hi i am 33yrs old married having 2kids.nowadays i am not getting mood or erection while having sex but please suggest me some sexologist in south or central mumbai.i am working as a chauffer so please suggest me some good and reasonable doctor..please help me to save my marriage
innova11 Friday, January 18, 2013
Does Too much of masturbation can lead to Erectile Dysfunction??
969423 Saturday, June 30, 2012
was recommended to me. Any medical intervention should always be in consultation with your doctor
myfreddy Monday, June 04, 2012
hai, iam 43 old i am not getting penis errection power as well as i am having little smoking, my suger level is 140/, and iam having masterbeats habbit pls advice me some good medicine to improve errection power aswell as it should not increase my suger level pls. with regards arvind 9840876750 chennai.
L.J.Arvind Sunday, April 01, 2012
Hello I am 43 year old and i m very much disturbed due to my penis is not getting erect during the intercourse so i cant understand what too do pls help me what to be done.
chris70 Thursday, March 22, 2012
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