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Please tell me the symptoms about erectile dysfunction & how it occurs ?

i have a doubt about erectile dysfunction... what are the symptoms of e.d. and how it occurs.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Erectile dysfunction is condition in which a man is unable to attain the sufficient erection of penis. In such condition man cannot execute the satisfactory sexual intercourse. The causes or risks factors could be psychological, physical or both at a time. However low male hormone level, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, high cholesterol, diabetes, peyronie’s disease, sexually transmitted diseases, stress, anxiety and depression are major causes.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
Erectile dysfunction ( male impotence) is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis for sufficient time during sexual performance.

* Drugs (anti-depressants and nicotine are most common).
. # Neurological Disorders (spinal cord and brain injuries, nerve disorders
* Cavernous Disorders (Peyronie's disease.
* Psychological causes: most common cause performance anxiety, stress, mental disorders , substance abuse, anxiety disorder, personality disorders psychological problems, negative feelings.High expectation from partner
* Surgery (radiation therapy, surgery of the colon, prostate, bladder, or rectum may damage the nerves and blood vessels involved in erection. Prostate and bladder cancer surgery often require removing tissue and nerves surrounding a tumor, which increases the risk for impotence.
* Aging It is four times higher in men in their 60s than in men in their 40s.
* Kidney failure
* Diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis , While these two causes have not been proven but they’re suspects as they cause issues with both the blood flow and nervous systems.
* Lifestyle: Smoking is the main cause of erectile dysfunction. Smoking causes impotence because it promotes arterial narrowing.

it may may be iatrogenic .
Answered: Mon, 14 Feb 2011
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