Almost every adult man will face some sort of erection problem sometime in their life. This inability to get and maintain a strong enough erection during intercourse is one of the most frustrating things a man can face, and if left untreated, it can totally destroy a relationship and lead long time partners to split up and in many cases be the main cause of a divorce.
There is no need to panic if you have erection problems very infrequently as in such cases erectile dysfunction is often temporary and may require little or no treatment at all. But if you face erection problems more frequently ( more than 1 time out of every 4 times that you try to have sex) then it may be time to seriously consider getting it treated.
The causes for erectile dysfunction are varied and can be due to either psychological or physical reasons or a combination of both. If you suffer from diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure or other heart ailments it is more than likely that these may cause erectile problems. Mental stress, anxiety or depression is another cause for ED.
Lifestyle choices like alcohol and drug abuse, unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise ( causing you to be overweight) can also trigger the onset of erectile dysfunction.
Medications like some types of anti-depressants are also known to cause ED. Injury to the groin area and prostrate surgery can also contribute to impotence.
The key is to getting over this problem is to seek professional medical help as soon as you feel that erection problems are causing you and your partner not to enjoy sex anymore or causing you mental stress. Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your doctor or a sexologist, they will be sensitive to your privacy concerns and guide you towards an effective way to treat your condition, so that you can be on your way to enjoying the sex life that you and your partner deserve.