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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can it be taken if a patient is taking Etizolam, Escitalopram, Telmisatan and amlodipine tablets
Can older men around 80 take Caverta 100 mg. will it help them the proper erections and is it safe.
Hi, Older men around 80 or more can certainly take PDE5 inhibitor like Sildenafil. It is advisable to get examined by a qualified doctor, who could be a Sexologist or your MBBS Family Physician. Sildenafil [Brand name Caverta] cannot be taken if you are taking any medicines containing nitrates. Example: Sorbitrate is a medicine typically given for patients who have had angina. When on nitrates ingestion of sildenafil can lead to fatal drop in blood pressure. Doctor may like to check your Renal function tests, Liver function tests and also recommend a Stress test for assessing your Cardiac function. The point I make is age is not in itself contraindication. A smaller dose (example 50 mg) may be more appropriate. Please consult a qualified doctor before you take any prescription medicine. Best wishes, Happiness doctor, Ashok Koparday
Impotence or erectile dysfunction is a men sexual dysfunction problem n which men face difficulties in achieving or maintaining erections for longer. Along with this health illness men also face all other health complications related to sexual health.
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