Erectile dysfunction is a very common problem and concern. However, many men ask – why does it happen, and what causes it? Dr. Katelaris explains in this video. Watch the video to find out more.
Video Transcript: Why and How Does Erectile Dysfunction Happen?
Erectile Dysfunction happens for either psychological or physical causes, or of course, a combination of both of those. But in terms of the physical causes of Erectile Dysfunction, they mainly relate to blood flow in the penis. So, any condition that affects blood flow will cause Erectile Dysfunction, specifically hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis, poorly controlled diabetes.
And therefore it’s well said that Erectile Dysfunction is an early warning sign of vascular disease, such as heart disease. And that relates to vascular risk factors, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, poorly controlled diabetes, poor diet, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. So, it’s very important that vascular risk factors are addressed for a man who presents with Erectile Dysfunction.
Other causes of Erectile Dysfunction relate to nerve damage and this is commonly seen in pelvic cancer surgery. For example, surgery for the cancer of the prostate, the bladder, or the bell. So therefore, it’s generally quite easy to determine the cause of the erectile dysfunction by simply considering the medical history of the patient.
Erectile dysfunction is a very common problem. It really affects a man’s self-esteem, his self-confidence, and it’s not just the man, it affects his lady as well.
Therefore, if you’re listening to me talk about Erectile Dysfunction, understand that we know it’s a problem, we know it upsets you. Therefore, come in and let’s talk about it and let’s individualise the treatment to your particular situation.
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