Erection problems in males are inability to have an erection, inability to get a
hard enough erection for intercourse or inability in sustaining the erection
long enough till the end of intercourse for orgasm. There are different causes
of these problems but most of them can be treated after being discovered.
Causes of Erection Problems in Men
Psychological Problems – Very often men fail to get an erection
despite there being nothing wrong about their physical health. Two major
psychological problems are performance anxiety or stress from any reason. The
anxiety of whether or not they will do well in the sexual performance gets the
better of men often. They cannot relax enough for sex. Stress from relationship
problems, financial troubles or work brings about the same problem for men. At
times men who do not find their partner attractive or emotionally fulfilling
cannot get erection. Illnesses such as depression can also lead to erection
Substance Abuse – Abuse of addictive substances such as alcohol,
cocaine, marijuana and even nicotine found in cigarettes causes erection
problems in men. The abnormal nervous system and distorted body chemistry due to
substance abuse can and does cause erection problems.
Medications – Certain medications have an adverse effect on men’s
erection. In particular medications for treatment of heart diseases, blood
pressure, insomnia and depression develop such complications in men that cause
erection problems. These medications increase the risk of erection dysfunction
by adversely affecting your nerve impulses or the blood flow to your penis.
Injuries – Accidental injuries to penile arteries or nerve fibres can
lead to erection problems. The damage to penile arteries and nerve fibres can
also be due to radiation therapy or certain surgeries such as prostate surgery.
Diseases – Some medical conditions affecting the vascular system
increase the risk of erection problems in men. High cholesterol, high blood
pressure, heart and thyroid problems, diabetes and other conditions that have an
effect on the blood flow to the lower body parts result in erectile problems for
men. Neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
can also cause erection problems in men.
The erection problems such as erectile dysfunction can come with age but it
is not always due to ageing. In any case, many young men are being affected by
these conditions. Some problem in erection may be experienced by all men but if
they do not get over of their own, you need to consider visiting your healthcare