The problem of erectile dysfunction is real. It affects a great number of men. Men, however, are more likely to skip this discussion since they are not comfortable in talking about their inadequacies in bed. But men should be able to overcome this psychological dilemma and open up their problems with having an erection so that a good treatment can be suggested for them.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Generally speaking it is the inability of men to attain and maintain an adequate erection during sexual intercourse. It is also referred to as impotence, although the latter is a more general term that also refers to the lack of sexual desire and problems in having an orgasm or erection.
One of the main reasons behind erectile dysfunction is alcohol. Between the two sexes, men are more inclined to drinking alcohol. Unfortunately for men who love to drink, alcohol can have an effect on their erection. While there are studies suggesting that a good amount of alcohol in the body is good in promoting general wealth, too much alcohol however can cause erectile dysfunction.
Let’s look at how men are able to get an erection, and the possible effects of alcohol on it.
The brain stimulates through touch and sensory perception, directing the muscles inside the penis to rest, and in effect enhancing the flow of blood to the penis. Such pressure exerted by the blood causes the penis to expand, creating an erection in the process. Maintaining an erection is dependent on the capability of the muscles to hold on to the blood for a particular amount of time.
The erection of the penis thus is dependent on the flow of the blood. This is the reason for conditions such as diabetes. It also causes increased blood pressure. The alcohol increases the blood volume, and then causes higher blood pressure. This state is kept until excess liquid has been taken out of the blood through urination.
Basing on the effects of alcohol on the penis, it can be said that on theory, alcohol consumption must help in erection and not erectile dysfunction. Likewise, alcohol serves as a sedative, helping curb any anxiety related to sexual performance.
However, there is no substantial study that supports claims that intoxication supports erection and not erectile dysfunction. Thus men should not drink too much alcohol if they do not want to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Teenage Erectile Dysfunction
Teenage erectile dysfunction is the complete or partial inability of the penis to attain or maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. Impotence can also refer to erectile dysfunction, although it is a general term to refer to lack of sexual desire, problems with orgasm or ejaculation.
Teenage erectile dysfunction is usually caused by psychological factors, rather than physical.
There are many reasons behind teenage erectile dysfunction. Alcohol is one of them. Too much alcohol in the body leads to erectile dysfunction since the alcohol results to widened blood vessels. Even if you manage to have an erection, the alcohol would leave the blood vessels to the penis open, draining out the blood and leaving you having a limp penis.
Teenage erectile dysfunction can also be caused by diabetes. Statistics say that 3 out of 5 diabetic men are suffering from erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is also caused by diseases damaging the smooth muscles, nerves, fibrous tissues, and arteries. These diseases include chronic alcoholism, kidney disease, atherosclerosis, neurologic, and vascular disease.
Teenagers suffering from multiple sclerosis also are likely to suffer from teenage erectile dysfunction. Bladder dysfunction usually is associated with erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is also related to aging. The more men age, the more they become less sexually active, leading to problems of erectile dysfunction. There are also instances wherein men who take medicines and drugs for the treatment of various diseases like cardiac problems and high blood pressure result to erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction can also be a result of surgery particularly in the radical prostate and the bladder, since it risks injury to the arteries and nerves around the penis.
Men who lead an unhealthy lifestyle can result to vascular problems and heart disease, which could mean increased risk of erectile dysfunction. Smoking, lack of regular exercise, and too much weight are also related to erectile dysfunction.
Those suffering from erectile dysfunction are recommended to have a healthy lifestyle by controlling their intake of alcohol. They should also have enough exercise.
Men should also be educated about sex and behavioral responses in bed to help them overcome anxieties about their sexual performance. Men suffering from erectile dysfunction should also talk to their partners and open up on their concerns and need so that they can overcome barriers in achieving a pleasurable and healthy sex life.
For those wanting to take a prescription pills, Viagra is a popular medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction although it may not work for those with diabetes.