Erectile dysfunction: why does it happen?

Sexual impotence is one of the problems that most concerns men. The erectile dysfunction is recognized when it occurs in at least half the time in which the attempt to erection failure , or the genital organ is not completely rigid so that there is penetration.


What can it be?

The main symptom of erectile dysfunction is the difficulty in obtaining and maintaining an erection, which can be caused by different factors. It is important to identify the reason for the problem, so that treatment can start as soon as possible.

Among them, they can be related: psychological, neurological problems, vascular diseases and hormonal dysfunctions. Cigarettes and alcoholic beverages can also interfere with their appearance.

The diagnosis of sexual impotence

Due to the large number of erections that can occur during the night, it is usually performed during this period, using specific equipment that measures how many times they have occurred and their duration.


There are different methods for treating the problem. The best known is the use of the medication Sildenafil Citrate , which can only be used when the patient does not have any type of hypersensitivity to the components of the formula and no lesions in the penile arteries. The drug should be taken at least 2 hours before sexual intercourse.

In cases where the problem is considered psychological, treatment with the support of a psychological specialist in sexology may be recommended by the urologist.

At any age

The problem can affect men of any age group. Shame or fear of facing the situation can be the main barrier for the proper treatment to be carried out, so the visit to the doctor is extremely important. Impotence is a common nuisance and it can disrupt each person’s personal life. With proper advice it is possible to reverse the situation, avoiding further inconvenience.