Erectile Dysfunction is the most common sexual problem in men that comes with age. In general, younger men are better at achieving a hard erection than older men. About 40% of men are affected by ED at age 40, and nearly 70% of men are affected by erectile dysfunction by the time they turn 70.
Aside from age, risk factors for developing ED include obesity, diabetes, smoking, cardiovascular disease, inactive lifestyle, cancer, stroke, and taking certain medications such as antidepressants or beta-blockers. If you smoke, drink alcohol, or are obese, you have a higher risk of erectile dysfunction.
Psychogenic ED was thought to be the most common cause of ED, however, psychological causes often coexist with physical causes of ED.
Problems in sexual function usually produce a psychological and emotional response in most men. This is often described as anxiety, low self-esteem, and stress that can further interfere with normal sexual performance. This performance anxiety needs to be recognized and addressed by your health care provider before starting prescription medications such as Cenforce, Fildena, Vidalista, or Vilitra.
There are several areas of the brain that respond to sexual behavior and erections. In psychogenic ED, the brain may not get the message or sexual stimulation or send messages that prevent erections. In psychogenic ED, the body may respond to stress and release chemicals that tighten the penile muscles, preventing them from relaxing.
Certain feelings can interfere with normal sexual function, including feeling self-conscious about sex, feeling stressed, or feeling troubled in your current sexual relationship. Loss of interest in sexual activity can be psychological. In these cases, treatment includes psychological counseling with you and your sexual partner.
Individuals suffering from psychogenic ED may benefit from psychotherapy, medical treatment, or a combination of both. Also, medications used to treat psychological troubles are known to cause ED. It is best to consult with your physician before stopping or starting any medications.