Your Not Alone
In the US it is estimated 30 million men suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED). ED is defined as the inability to obtain or keep an erection maintained during sexual intercourse. You don’t have to live with with ED, we can help.
Symptoms of ED:
Causes of ED:
- Low Hormone
- Life style
- Fear of sexual failure
- Caverjet (injection)
- Hormone replacement
- Lifestyle modifications
How it supposed to work?
A spongy tissue called the corpora cavernosa is the length of the penis (see picture) and surrounded by the tunica albuginea membrane. Erections begin with physical or mental stimulation. The nervous system from the brain and locally cause the muscles to relax in the corpora cavernous, then allow blood to fill. As pressure increases and the penis expand the blood is becomes trapped by the tunica albuginea. An erection stops with the with the pressure stopping blood exiting and entering. After awhile the veins open up and let the blood flow out.
Arteries and veins of the penis
“Arteries (top) and veins (bottom) penetrate the corpora cavernosa and the corpus spongiosum. An erection occurs when relaxed muscles allow the corpora cavernosa to fill with excess blood fed by the arteries, while drainage of blood through the veins is blocked by the tunica albuginea. “( National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) )
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference. NIH Consensus Development Panel on Impotence. Impotence. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1993;270:83-90.
- Saigal CS, Wessells H, Wilt T. Predictors and prevalence of erectile dysfunction in a racially diverse population. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2006;166:207-212.