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Causes of Erectile Dysfunction: Insights and Treatments in Malaysia

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What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

The failure to obtain or maintain a solid enough erection for sexual intercourse is known as erectile dysfunction (ED).

It’s not unusual to experience ED occasionally. It’s something that a lot of men go through when they’re under a lot of pressure. However, frequent ED may be a sign of underlying health issues that need care. It may also be a sign of emotional or relationship issues that need clinical attention.


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What are the symptoms of ED?


You may have ED if you regularly experience:

  • having a hard time getting an erection

  • difficulty in keeping an erection during sexual intercourse

  • interest is sex diminished


Other sexual disorders related to ED include:

  • premature ejaculation (PE)

  • delayed ejaculation

  • anorgasmia, or the inability to achieve orgasm after optimal stimulation

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Risk factors for developing ED
There are plenty of risk factors that would enhance the risks of getting ED. Blood flow and circulation are often linked to these risk factors. Injuries may also be a contributing factor.

Growing older is a significant risk factor for ED. It can become more difficult to obtain or sustain an erection as you get older. You will also note that getting an erection needs more direct stimulation.


The following are some additional ED risk factors:

  • diagnosed with a medical condition such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease

  • having a psychiatric disorder such as anxiety or depression

  • being overweight, particularly obese


Causes of ED

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ED can be caused by a variety of factors, including both mental and medical issues. Among the most common causes are:
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