Erectile Dysfunction & Infertility

Erectile dysfunction is a common medical problem affecting approximately 15% of men each year


Erectile Dysfunction & Infertility

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Updated on:
February 21, 2023
Male Infertility

Erectile Dysfunction & Infertility

What is Erectile Dysfunction?


The inability to achieve and sustain a solid erection for sexual activity is referred to as erectile dysfunction (ED). Men who experience it suffer from severe depression and anxiety, which lowers their quality of life.

What factors give rise to ED?

Physical, emotional, or a combination of both difficulties can lead to ED. ED is brought on by the following physical health issues:When the penis is unable to catch blood during an erection, there is insufficient blood flow to the penis.The penis does not receive nerve signals from the brain or spinal cord.Specific health issues (like Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension)Nicotine useAbuse of alcoholIssues with sleepLow amounts of testosteroneDrug side effectsED has emotional causes like:DepressionAnxietyexcessive stressConflicts in relationships

What signs and symptoms exist for ED?

The inability of a man to obtain and sustain an erection is a crucial indicator of ED. Additionally, this illness lessens a man's desire for sexual activity.The affected person can still generate healthy sperm even after developing this illness. While giving the sperms to his partner, a complication occurs. As a result, conception becomes challenging.

How is the ED identified?

Typically, a doctor and patient will talk about all of the issues that are present. On the basis of this conversation, the situation can be verified. The patient's privacy may be impacted by the questionnaire given during the consultation. However, it aids in understanding the true cause of the issue. Blood testing, cholesterol tests, and blood sugar tests can all be used to see whether the dysfunction is linked to any other health issues.Underlying condition tests entail:Physical evaluation: The male subject's testicles and penis are closely examined, and the nerves are tested for sensitivity.Blood testing can help identify conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and low testosterone levels.Tests on the urine help to investigate the signs of diabetes and other underlying medical issues.The doctor may conduct a psychological assessment by asking particular questions. This aids in the early detection of depression and other potential psychological causes of ED.Ultrasound: This procedure creates a visual representation of the male organ. This aids the doctor in identifying issues with blood flow.

How do physicians manage ED?

A person must see a doctor if they are having erectile dysfunction issues. Depending on the cause, severity, and underlying medical issues of a person's erectile dysfunction, ED can be treated in a variety of methods. Options for treatment include:Drugs taken orallyInjecting the penilesVacuum equipmentUsing TestosteroneSurgery (penile implant)

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