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Erection problems are found in many men. Men often experience difficulty in maintaining en erection. It can be temporary condition in many cases which can go away with little or no treatment. It can also be ongoing problem which can damage self esteem of a man and his relationships with his partner are also damaged. There can be serious problem if you have difficulty in maintaining an erection more than 25% of the time. There can be physical factors which can cause of the erection problem. There can also be some psychological factors of this problem. There are normally three to five erections for a man in normal lasting up to 30 minutes.

Normally sex drive is not affected with the erection difficulties. There can be problem of the premature ejaculation and in this case you should consult with your doctor and this problem can be due to psychological factors. Infertility can also be a concern for a man because in this problem they can maintain erection but they may be unable to father a child. There will be interaction of brain, nerves, hormones and blood will be required by erection. There can some common causes of the erection problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, spinal cord injury, nerve damage, neurological disorder, nicotine, alcohol, stress, fear, anxiety, anger, heart medication and peptic ulcer.

The erection problems go with your age and these problems can not affect men at any age. It can be due to physical causes in older men while it can be due to psychological causes in younger men.


There will be physical examination of the body taken by the doctor to check your circulation, rectal exam and exam of your penis. You will be asked certain questions by the doctor to diagnose the cause of the problem like have you been to maintain and achieve erection in the past?

Is there any erection in your sleep?

How long have you been with this problem?

And so many other such questions. All these questions will help your doctor to find the real cause of this problem. Then doctors will perform urine analysis, blood tests, penile ultrasound, nocturnal penile tumescene and psychometric tests.

If you still continues this problem then you should contact your doctor for the treatment. You should also call your doctor if your problem starts after an injury or if you have symptoms of back pain or abdominal pain. If you have got an unwanted erection with the erection medication or if your erection lasts more than four hours then you should get emergency medical help. This problem can occur due to the permanent impotence or other lasting damage to the penis.

Treatment Options

The treatment of this problem depends on the cause. The underlying endocrine disorder will be prescribed if this problem is due to the hormonal imbalance. You can get complete help from your doctor in this regard. You can find many treatment options today. There are medicine available taken by mouth, injections, vacuum devices and surgery options as well. You can use the options which can help you and with which you are comfortable. You can use Viagra, Levitra and tadalafil which can help you to overcome the problems of erectile dysfunction.

These medications should not be taken by men who are taking nitroglycerin for heart condition. These drugs can decrease your blood pressure when taken with the nitroglycerin. There are also some other options available if these pills do not work for you. You can use testosterone, skin pitch and injection of alprostadil. Vacuum pumps can also be used in this problem.

Changes in life style can also help to many men. They should not smoke or take alcohol. Exercise and diet can help them a lot and they will have no fear of HIV with safe sex practices. There may be problems for the men if they are unable to communicate with their partner effectively.