Erection Problems

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penis-enlargementA sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases:-

  • Excitement
  • Plateau
  • Orgasm
  • Resolution
While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty), it is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss. Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable, so it is important to share your concerns with us or visit one of our branches around South Africa for special assistance.

What Causes Sexual Problems?

penis-enlargementSexual dysfunction can be a result of a physical or psychological condition.

Physical causes

Many physical or medical conditions can cause problems with sexual function. These conditions include heart, diabetes and vascular (blood vessel) disease, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases such as liver failure or kidney, and alcoholism plus drug abuse. In addition, the side effects of certain medications, including some antidepressant drugs, can affect sexual desire and function.

Psychological causes

penis-enlargement-pillsThese include work-related stress and anxiety, concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, depression, feelings of guilt, and the effects of a past sexual trauma.

Who Is Affected by Sexual Problems?

Both men and women are affected by sexual problems. They can occur in adults of all ages. Among those commonly affected are seniors, which may be related to a decline in health associated with aging.

How Do Sexual Problems Affect Men?

These are the most common sexual problems in men are erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorders, and inhibited sexual desire.

What Are Ejaculation Disorders?

There are different types of ejaculation disorders, including:

  • Premature ejaculation - its referred to as ejaculation that occurs before or very soon after penetration.
  • Inhibited or retarded ejaculation - This is when ejaculation is slow to occur.
  • Retrograde ejaculation - This occurs when, at orgasm, the ejaculate is forced back into the bladder rather than through the urethra and out the end of the penis.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Also known as impotence or erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to attain or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse.

Causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Diseases affecting blood flow, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Nerve disorders
  • Psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and performance anxiety (inability to sexually perform)
  • Injury to the penis
  • Chronic illness
  • Certain medications
  • Scar tissue in the penis can also cause erectile dysfunction

What Is Inhibited Sexual Desire or loss of libido?

penis-enlargementInhibited desire, or loss of libido, refers to a decrease in desire or interest in sexual activity.

Erectile Dysfunction

Weak Erections (also known as impotence or erectile dysfunction) is not a disease, but a secondary condition brought on by other, primary causes. It is a side effect, a symptom of something else.

What Are Erection Problems?

When men become sexually aroused, hormones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels all work with one another to create an erection. Nerve signals, sent from the brain to the penis, stimulate muscles to relax. This, in turn, allows blood to flow to the tissue in the penis. Once the blood fills the penis and an erection is achieved, the blood vessels to the penis close off so that the erection is maintained. Following sexual arousal, the veins to the penis again open up, allowing the blood to leave.

At some point in a man’s life, he may have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. Erection problems occur when you can’t achieve or maintain an erection that’s firm enough to have sexual intercourse. For most men, this problem occurs occasionally and isn’t a serious issue. However, if you are unable to achieve an erection one-quarter of the time or more, you may have a health problem that requires medical attention. Erection problems are also known as:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Impotence
  • Sexual dysfunction

What Are the Common Causes of Erection Problems?The causes of erection problems can be physical, psychological, or a combination of the two. Physical causes of erection problems are more common in older men. They occur because of disorders that can affect the nerves and blood vessels responsible for causing an erection.penis-enlargement


Physical causes of erectile problems include:

  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peyronie’s disease (development of scar tissue in the penis, causing painful erections)
  • Certain medications, including diuretics, beta blockers, muscle relaxers, or antidepressants
  • Alcoholism or substance abuse
  • Long-term tobacco use
  • Trauma or injury to the spinal cord or genital region
  • Congenital genitalia problems, such as hypospadias or epispadias
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Treatment for prostate problems
Erection problems can also be due to psychological causes. Psychological issues can distract a man of any age from becoming aroused and include:Anxiety over not being able to achieve or maintain an erection
Prolonged emotional distress related to economic, professional, or social issues
Relationship conflicts