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Erectile dysfunction? here's what you must know

Erectile dysfunction commonly known as ED is the inability of a person to maintain erection for sexual activity to take place. ED is a common problem affecting most men.

There are several causes of erectile dysfunction or sexual weakness.

Causes of ED includes:

Prostate issues e.g. prostatic hypertrophy.

Diabetes, thus blood sugar levels should be controlled.

Elevated oestrogen levels.

Obesity, also called overweight.

Use of drugs such as antipsychotics and alcohol.

Masturbation has also been linked to erectile dysfunction.

Heart related conditions as heart failure.

Genital trauma.

Congenital issues.

Toxic metals such as lead.


Guys should note that Viagra (Sildenafil citrate) do not cure erectile dysfunction but its effect is felt for a few hours or few days. Persistent use of Viagra can cause serious health related issues. It should be noted that Viagra is also used in management of Pulmonary Hypertension.

Simple non-pharmaceutical interventions include:

Frequent exercise to maintain appropriate weight.

Avoid taking hard drugs such tranquilizers and alcohol.

In case of congenital issues, surgical intervention should be sought.

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