Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is defined as a man's inability to obtain or maintain an erection. Although everyone experiences occasional problems maintaining an erection, erectile dysfunction only occurs in 25% of attempts.

Causes

Diabetes 
Hypertension
Arteriosclerosis
Multiple sclerosis
High cholesterol
Parkinson's disease
Cardiovascular or neurological diseases
Kidney or liver disease
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Prostate or bladder surgeries
Prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
Injuries to the penis, spine, prostate, bladder or pelvis
Hormonal imbalances
Some blood pressure medications, as well as antihistamines, tranquilisers, antidepressants and appetite suppressants
Smoking
Excessive use of alcohol or other drugs such as cocaine or marijuana
Emotional problems such as stress, anxiety or depression

Symptoms





Erectile dysfunction has no symptoms, so it is necessary to see a specialist for a diagnosis.





Diagnosis

o provide a diagnosis, the reproductive specialist will ask you to answer a questionnaire known as the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), which consists of five questions that will allow him or her to establish the level of erectile dysfunction.

In addition to a physical examination to look for evidence of other diseases, your doctor may perform a blood test to determine your testosterone, luteinising hormone, prolactin, thyroid hormones, glucose or cholesterol levels.

Can I have a baby if I have erectile dysfunction?

Knowing the causes of erectile dysfunction is critical when it comes to recommending fertility treatment to restore normal penile function, ranging from oral medications, surgery and psychological therapy.
Come to our reproduction specialists and find the best alternative to have a baby at home. 
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