It was once thought that erectile dysfunction was purely a psychological problem in the realm of men’s sexual health. However, as technology advances, experts are finding scientific evidence that suggests erectile dysfunction is also biologically-based.
It is not uncommon for men to ejaculate sooner than they or their partner would like, although if the problem persists and begins to increase in frequency, it is possible that erectile dysfunction is occurring.
What to look for:
- Premature ejaculation occurs in a majority of your sexual encounters
- It causes stress or unusual concern
- Your sex-life was fine and now it is not
- You ejaculate before or shortly after intercourse begins
- You have difficulty maintaining an erection
Psychological causes include but are not limited to:
- Being in a situation where you are hurrying
- Feelings of guilt that drive the need to rush during intercourse
While erectile dysfunction is sometimes caused by psychological distress, studies show that there are a number of biological components.
- Low hormone levels
- Abnormal levels of neurotransmitters
- Inflammation of the prostate or urethra
- Thyroid issues
- Nervous system problem caused by trauma or surgery.
- Narcotic withdrawal and certain Anti-Anxiety medications.
For more information on how to treat erectile dysfunction visit the Boston Medical Group website.