What is Erectile Dysfunction?

ED is defined as the inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. The condition can affect anyone at any age.

49%

men over the age of 40 experience erectile dysfunction.

91%

people are on wrong or ineffective treatment for them.

57%

men with diabetes experience erectile dysfunction.

63%

men with hypertension experience ED.

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Causes

Medical conditions

Health conditions such as peripheral artery disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc, can cause reduced blood flow to the penis due to artery narrowing. Furthermore, injury to the spinal cord or radiation therapy can disrupt or harm nerves present in the penis. Men with low sexual desire such as in Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) can also present with arousal concerns such as ED.

Psychological causes

The smooth working of physical hardware or genitalia isn’t the only thing needed for sex to be satisfying and comfortable. The mind and body, together, affect the sexual arousal phases. Some mental health concerns that can lead to ED include anxiety and/or anxiety disorders such as OCD, depression and performance anxiety.

Medications

There are a variety of medication classes that can result in ED as a negative side effect, such as hypertension drugs, cholesterol drugs, psychiatric drugs and cardiovascular drugs.

Addictions

Recreational drug usage can affect an individual’s ability to get and sustain an erection especially when people abuse them or are addicted to them. This includes alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, cocaine etc. When it comes to sexual dysfunction, porn addiction can also be a cause of ED due to the stimuli desensitisation. 


Symptoms

The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

- Difficulty in getting an erection
- Difficulty in maintaining an erection 
- Getting a partial erection, not firm/hard enough for vaginal penetration 
- Reduced libido or sexual desire
- Increased anxiety and stress associated with sexual intercourse

Learn more about your condition

Causes

Medical conditions

Health conditions such as peripheral artery disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc, can cause reduced blood flow to the penis due to artery narrowing. Furthermore, injury to the spinal cord or radiation therapy can disrupt or harm nerves present in the penis. Men with low sexual desire such as in Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) can also present with arousal concerns such as ED.

Psychological causes

The smooth working of physical hardware or genitalia isn’t the only thing needed for sex to be satisfying and comfortable. The mind and body, together, affect the sexual arousal phases. Some mental health concerns that can lead to ED include anxiety and/or anxiety disorders such as OCD, depression and performance anxiety.

Medications

There are a variety of medication classes that can result in ED as a negative side effect, such as hypertension drugs, cholesterol drugs, psychiatric drugs and cardiovascular drugs.

Addictions

Recreational drug usage can affect an individual’s ability to get and sustain an erection especially when people abuse them or are addicted to them. This includes alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, cocaine etc. When it comes to sexual dysfunction, porn addiction can also be a cause of ED due to the stimuli desensitisation. 


Symptoms

The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

- Difficulty in getting an erection
- Difficulty in maintaining an erection 
- Getting a partial erection, not firm/hard enough for vaginal penetration 
- Reduced libido or sexual desire
- Increased anxiety and stress associated with sexual intercourse

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We are expecting twins this year!
38 yrs
,
Married

We were struggling to have kids for 3 years, and developed relationship problems because of it. Dr. Pramod explained that I had erectile dysfunction, and he was not only able to help me with it, but also helped us with our fertility issues.

Allayed my fear of Erectile Dysfunction
45 yrs
,
Divorced

I was always worried about the treatment process for ED. The combination of medications and psychosexual therapy came out to be a way of treatment. Allo Health's Care Plan put me on a holistic schedule which targeted all aspects of my condition and helped me so that I could sustain my lifestyle.

Curbing my porn addiction
22 yrs
,
Single

I consulted with Dr. Karthik for my porn addiction and excessive masturbation. I haven’t sought out treatment for years due to being ashamed. During my consultations with him, I was able to understand how to curb the addiction through medications without putting too much pressure on myself.

Embarrassed about Premature Ejaculation
25 yrs
,
In relationship

I was suffering from premature ejaculation for quite some time, and decided to consult with Dr. Karthik. I was very uncomfortable in talking about it at first, but quickly felt safe because of his explaination of things in detail. I am happy to say that the treatment worked great for both me and my partner.

We were able to consummate our marriage
34 yrs
,
Married

We moved from the US to India to seek treatment for our fertility issues closer to home. My partner and I realised that professional medical advice is effective for our unconsummated marriage. After consulting with Dr. Sandip Deshpande for 5 sessions, we were able to consummate our marriage.

Helped with my performance anxiety
27 yrs
,
Single

I was nervous about having sex because I wasn’t able to perform the first few times I tried. I could not discuss it with anyone. Dr. Pramod not only treated me, but also helped me with my performance anxiety, which made me more comfortable with the idea of having sex.

Curbing my porn addiction
22 yrs
,
Single

I consulted with Dr. Karthik for my porn addiction and excessive masturbation. I haven’t sought out treatment for years due to being ashamed. During my consultations with him, I was able to understand how to curb the addiction through medications without putting too much pressure on myself.

Embarrassed about Premature Ejaculation
25 yrs
,
In relationship

I was suffering from premature ejaculation for quite some time, and decided to consult with Dr. Karthik. I was very uncomfortable in talking about it at first, but quickly felt safe because of his explaination of things in detail. I am happy to say that the treatment worked great for both me and my partner.

We are expecting twins this year!
38 yrs
,
Married

We were struggling to have kids for 3 years, and developed relationship problems because of it. Dr. Pramod explained that I had erectile dysfunction, and he was not only able to help me with it, but also helped us with our fertility issues.

Allayed my fear of Erectile Dysfunction
45 yrs
,
Divorced

I was always worried about the treatment process for ED. The combination of medications and psychosexual therapy came out to be a way of treatment. Allo Health's Care Plan put me on a holistic schedule which targeted all aspects of my condition and helped me so that I could sustain my lifestyle.

We were able to consummate our marriage
34 yrs
,
Married

We moved from the US to India to seek treatment for our fertility issues closer to home. My partner and I realised that professional medical advice is effective for our unconsummated marriage. After consulting with Dr. Sandip Deshpande for 5 sessions, we were able to consummate our marriage.

Helped with my performance anxiety
27 yrs
,
Single

I was nervous about having sex because I wasn’t able to perform the first few times I tried. I could not discuss it with anyone. Dr. Pramod not only treated me, but also helped me with my performance anxiety, which made me more comfortable with the idea of having sex.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know which Erectile Dysfunction treatment works for me?

Depending on if your case is physical or psychological, your Allo doctor will provide insights on all the treatment options available to you. Based on your medical history, and your comfortability, you and your doctor can decide your course of treatment ahead.

How does Allo’s Care Plan help improve Erectile Dysfunction symptoms?

Our team of doctors specialise in the spectrum of sexual wellness - including modern medicine, psychosexual therapy, and surgical intervention. Sexual disorders is an umbrella term that consists of many sexual dysfunctions or disorders that are strongly correlated with many specialisations in medicine such as andrology, urology, and endocrinology. Allo’s Care Plan focuses on your overall health along with targeting the specific cause behind your ED symptoms. Consistency in following the ED Care Plan has already yielded effective results in many of our patients.

Are there alternative treatments for Erectile Dysfunction?

Depending on the cause, erectile dysfunction can be cured. Some causes of ED are easier to cure than others. A medical or psychological evaluation may be necessary to reach the right diagnosis and treatment. Medications may also be prescribed along with psychological intervention.

Can Erectile Dysfunction be cured with home remedies?

There are various causes behind ED symptoms - both physical and psychological. Due to this, experts suggest a treatment approach that is holistic in its treatment. Effective treatment is highly dependent on the cause of ED which is first determined by a professional. Home remedies, although popular, are not considered safe or effective for long-lasting ED symptom relief.

Is it okay to stop taking ED tablets when I am feeling better?

Patients are advised to continue ED tablets in accurate doses for as long as it has been prescribed by their doctor. Stopping consumption beforehand can negatively affect the effectiveness of treatment.

Can alcohol be consumed while taking ED tablets?

Although it is better to avoid alcohol while on ED tablets, alcohol can be consumed with caution.

Are there long-term side effects for Erectile Dysfunction tablets?

ED tablets are considered to be very safe to consume. It does not affect your sexual libido, however, sexual arousal is needed for the tablets to work their best. They are safe to use both long-term and/or short-term under the supervision of a physician. However, if you have a history of allergic reactions to the ED tablets or any of its ingredients and consume prescription nitrate medications, ED tablets are not prescribed. Common side effects - Headache: This can be improved or helped by resting in a quiet and dark room along with consuming a small amount of caffeine. Ibuprofen, a painkiller, can help as well - Flushing: This can be improved or helped by cleansing the area with soap and water, taking antihistamines, and applying calamine lotions - Blurred Vision: If this side effect does not resolve within a few hours, seek medical aid as soon as possible - Stuffy Nose: This can be improved or helped by rinsing the inside of the nose with saline solution. Rare side effects - Dizziness - Chest pain - Seizures - Skin reaction

What is the dosage for Erectile Dysfunction tablets?

The medications prescribed for ED take a bit of time to help with an erection. Due to this, the medications are commonly prescribed on an on-demand basis - with one glass of water before sexual activity.

What are the effects of Erectile Dysfunction tablets?

Medications prescribed for Erectile Dysfunction aid in the increase of penis blood flow along with sexual stimulation resulting in sustained erections. You should expect improved quality and long-lasting erections. The effect of the medications prescribed takes a bit of time to cause the desired effect with expected effects lasting for up to 4 hours. However, the effects of the drug will start to decrease 2 hours after consumption.

How does stress affect sexual health?

Stress triggers the release of cortisol, a hormone that leads to lower levels of testosterone which can lead to sexual dysfunction symptoms. Furthermore, it can also alter brain signals needed for the genital organs to have optimal blood flow during sexual activity.

How does smoking affect sexual health?

Smoking affects the levels of testosterone in both males and females. This is because it raises carbon monoxide levels in the body which leads to lower production of testosterone which can lead to sexual dysfunctions such as low libido and premature ejaculation. Furthermore, smoking can affect fertility as well making it harder to conceive along with negatively impacting a pregnancy. Men who are smokers commonly have low sperm counts and slow-moving sperm along with concerns about sperm function. Women who are smokers experience egg loss, disruption in ovarian cells responsible for making oestrogen/estrogen, and an increased incidence of genetic abnormalities in their children.

How does alcohol affect sexual health?

Alcohol has the ability to interfere with sexual stimulation by disrupting the signals sent between the brain and the genitals. It is common for those with alcoholism to experience low sexual desire, disruption in arousal (lubrication in women, and erection in men), and ejaculation disorders (such as delayed ejaculation).

Is there an association between diet and sexual health?

From medications to psychosexual therapy, there are ways to help treat the symptoms of ED, PE, and other sexual disorders. However, many often forget that their lifestyle habits can bring about changes in their sexual health as well. One lifestyle modification that many take for granted is diet — a bad diet can cause many things from medical conditions such as hypertension to affecting sexual health and function. For example, there are foods that improve erectile function by aiding in improved blood flow, and increased testosterone and nitric oxide production.

How does exercising help with sexual wellness?

Aerobic and pelvic floor exercises are highly recommended as a lifestyle modification while dealing with sexual dysfunction or disorders. These types of exercises help improve incontinence, manage conditions such as prostatitis and BPH, and of course, increase male sexual pleasure by helping men have greater control over ejaculation and orgasm. Cardio exercises help in keeping the blood vessels clear, and so, have the ability to improve one’s sex life. Sexual dysfunctions such as ED, are commonly caused by problems with the blood flow to the penis. Factors such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or concerns in weight management leading to obesity, can affect blood flow and lead to ED symptoms. Aerobic exercises help in all these conditions and improve sexual functioning.

How does depression and/or anxiety lead to sexual dysfunction?

While it is common knowledge that physical medical conditions or injuries can lead to sexual dysfunction, the fact that mental health conditions can also be a cause is often missed. When experiencing conditions such as depression and anxiety, an individual's mind and body are in a constant state of stress. This leads to the release of a hormone called cortisol - chronic high levels of this hormone can lead to the decrease of testosterone in the body. Low testosterone can lead to conditions such as low libido and erectile dysfunction. Depression is also characterised by a general lack of drive in all activities including sexual intimacy.

How can low testosterone lead to sexual dysfunction?

Testosterone, the male hormone, is closely associated with a male's sex drive and sexual performance. Low levels of this hormone can cause sexual dysfunction symptoms and disorders such as low libido and erectile dysfunction.

Does Erectile Dysfunction cause impotence?

Impotence is a result of the inability to achieve or maintain an erection or ejaculate consistently. Commonly, impotence is used to describe ED, because of the lack of erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.

What does Erectile Dysfunction treatment involve?

Depending on the cause, erectile dysfunction can be cured. Some causes of ED are easier to cure than others. A medical or psychological evaluation may be necessary to reach the right diagnosis and treatment. Medications may also be prescribed along with psychological intervention.

What does sexual dysfunction treatment include?

Sexual dysfunction is a broad term that explains persistent discomfort or difficulty with sexual response, desire, or orgasm. Conditions such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation fall under the sexual dysfunction category. Evidence-based and clinically proven sexual dysfunction treatments may include oral tablets, VED (vacuum erection device), injections, and/or surgery - the choice is dependent on the patient’s medical history and treatment plan.

What is the difference between erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation?

Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to attain or maintain an erection. For premature ejaculation, the consensus among specialists is: if a man lasts less than 2 minutes after penetration (all or most of the time), and/or if it leads to frequent dissatisfaction for him or his partner, he may have Premature Ejaculation.

How is male erectile dysfunction diagnosed?

The causes behind erectile dysfunction include psychological conditions, medical/health conditions, certain medications, trauma, hormones, and lifestyle factors. A physical examination, psychological exam, diagnostic tests such as blood and urine tests, and symptom assessment allows a doctor to diagnose male erectile dysfunction.

At what age do men experience erectile dysfunction?

Men of any age can experience symptoms of the condition. Besides age, factors such as medical conditions, medications, drinking alcohol, smoking, psychological stress, etc. contribute to Erectile Dysfunction.

What are the symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?

The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include: difficulty in getting an erection, difficulty in maintaining an erection, getting a partial erection, not firm/hard enough for vaginal penetration, reduced libido or sexual desire, increased anxiety and stress associated with sexual intercourse.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. The condition can affect anyone at any age.

Does Allo provide therapy sessions?

Sexual wellness from a holistic point of view caters to both the physical and psychological aspects of any diagnosed condition. There is a major psychological component to sexual disorders, for which we provide uninterrupted access to experts in the field.

What is the main cause of erectile dysfunction?

The causes behind erectile dysfunction include psychological conditions, medical/health conditions, certain medications, trauma, hormones, and lifestyle factors.

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We reached out to the many users our expert panel has been able to treat in the past few months. With voluntary consent, many of our users shared their experiences with us, which our team had collated to be present in our case studies series. We hope that these candid and honest testimonials will help reduce the fear and hesitancy associated with seeking help for sexual health concerns. 

Read more
cheveron
Case Study | Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction

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cheveron
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Obesity is a pandemic, did you know that? While we know that obesity can affect your physical health drastically, what effects does it have on your sexual health? Or rather, your sex life?

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Read more
cheveron
5 Myths & Facts: Male Sexual Well-Being

Medically accurate information helps in effective diagnosis and treatment.

Read more
cheveron
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Male sexual dysfunction can be treated with the help of a psychiatrist, and/or an andrologist.

Read more
cheveron
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About 42% of men and 51% of women have experienced some sort of dysfunction during sex.

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PE affects about 20–30% of men in the sexually active age group and more than 50% of men over the age of 40 experience ED.

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