It is the sexual health problem most common among Spanish men, despite its recovery rate is "very high and rarely have to resort to surgery, " as urologist Enrique Pérez-Castro says. We refer to erectile dysfunction that affects 20% of the Spanish population over 40 years.
We talk about erectile dysfunction when the man suffers a total inability to achieve an erection or to do it consistently, as well as those cases in which you can have only brief erections. Dr. Pérez-Castro is a specialist in erectile dysfunction and points to "diabetes mellitus, major surgery at the pelvic level, surgery of the rectum or prostate for malignant tumors, as well as occupational or traffic accidents" as the main causes and includes " psychological issues " such as stress, anxiety, depression or fear of not knowing how to act in the sexual act. Tobacco can also be a trigger for erectile dysfunction since it affects the correct blood flow and the level of hormones.
Despite the high prevalence of erectile dysfunction, as noted earlier by Dr. Pérez-Castro, the success rate is very high due to the effectiveness of the treatments currently used.. Basically the techniques are summarized in "oral medication, injectable medication in corpora cavernosa, suction devices (vacuum) and psychological treatment" and you can even resort to "surgery, mainly of penile prostheses". Dysfunction, therefore, is a sexual problem hidden on many occasions but in fact, today, has an effective solution in the hands of experts , as Dr. Pérez-Castro says.