As you get older, erections may take longer and may not be as firm. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. Having erection trouble from time to time is not necessarily a cause for concern. But if the erection situation is an ongoing issue, then it becomes a problem. It can cause stress, affect self-confidence and may even lead to marital problems. A number of things can interfere with sexual feelings and cause erectile dysfunction.
These are the risk factors-
Conditions such as diabetes and heart conditions
Certain medical treatments for prostate
Radiation treatment for cancer
Some medications used to control or treat depression, high blood pressure and prostate conditions
Stress, anxiety and depression
Drug abuse and excessive alcohol
These are general symptoms-
Trouble getting an erection
Trouble keeping a strong erection
Reduced or losee of sexual desire
If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction, please talk to your doctor.