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Satisfaction in the sex life is the most essential part of every man and woman who are sexually active. Sex life affects every aspect of one’s life, be it in the office or with friends. The man’s ability to satisfy his woman is the most ego-satisfying thing which makes him proud to be a man. Some men fail to satisfy their partners because of that drooling erection, they cannot last the erection enough to satisfy their partners.

These episodes of weak erections may be an indicator to erectile dysfunction disorder which is estimated to affect 1 in 10 men. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition where the erection doesn’t last long enough for the completion of a sexual activity and it can be accompanied by other conditions such as decreased libido and ejaculatory dysfunction.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erection involves various body systems. The penis is composed of spongy tissue in a chamber known as corpus cavernosa which is surrounded by another chamber known as tunica albuginea. For an erection to occur, the brain is sexually aroused and sends signals via nervous system to the penile muscles. The corpus carvenosa relaxes and the spongy tissue expands as it gets filled with blood hence the penis expands and hardens.

The penile organ becomes flaccid if the arousal is removed or one of the erection process steps is interfered with. Various factors can cause weak erections and are generally grouped into three; systemic diseases, lifestyle factors, and medications.

Diseases that can cause withering erections include; (http://penisenlargementonline.org/)

Diabetes: Long-term diabetes damages nerves and arteries which are integral components of erection process. Diabetes has been shown to double the risk of having ED.

Kidney disease: Kidney controls blood ions and thus affects circulation, hormones, and nerve functions. These changes lower a person’s sexual libido and erection process. It is estimated that 50% of men with kidney disease suffer from ED.

Neurological diseases: The nervous system is the primary system in the erection process. Interference with this system can cause flopping erection. This has been shown in men with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or parkinson’s disease due to damage in arousal centers in the brain. Damaged spinal cord can lead to an erectile dysfunction due to destruction of nerves which serve as signal pathways.

Vascular disease: These are conditions affecting flow of blood in the vessels. These diseases such as atherosclerosis or hypertension which restrict blood flow to the heart, brain, and the penis hence affecting the erection.

Lifestyle improvements

Physical exercises: Daily physical exercises improve the health by improving blood circulation and oxygenation. The improved energy levels also serve to increase the sex libido.

Quit risky habits: One is encouraged to quit certain risky behaviors such as smoking and alcohol abuse. Research has proved that quitting such habits improves the sex life.

Herbal remedies

Ginkgo: Ginko biloba is used to improve ED because of its strong anti-inflammatory, vascular and circulatory-health improvement properties.

Ashwagandha: This herb has been shown to be very efficient in increasing sexual vitality, libido, immunity, and cognition.

Ginseng: It is a powerful antioxidant and its also commonly used to increase blood circulation and increase the sex drive.

Erectile dysfunction can be a stressing condition to a man as it hurts the ego. It is important to share with a friend about the condition or visit a doctor for professional counseling as the stress can lead to depression which worsen the condition.