-The definition of sexual dysfunction is the inability to have a satisfactory sexual relationship.
-Sexual activity involves coordination between various systems of the body.
-Hormones and neurological pathways must be in sync for sexual desire to be present. Blood vessels, nerves, and muscle coordination and penile integrity must all be present for an adequate erection and its maintenance during the sexual relation.
– Sexual issues may signal more serious health conditions. In most cases, these can be treated. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor early on to determine the underlying cause, and develop a plan of action.
-When sexual dysfunction is present, the physician evaluates all the possible problems in this chain of events.
-Common factors that affect sexual function in men result from psychological, physical and emotional problems.
-Heart disease, Hypertension, alcoholism, diabetes, and use of drugs can also contribute to sexual dysfunctions.
-It must be kept in mind that sexual problems are treatable , but you have to be proactive and speak to your doctor if you face any of the following.
- Erection problems -not being able to achieve or maintain enough of an erection to have sex.
- Low libido – low sexual interest
- 3. Ejaculation problems:
Premature-one that occurs prior to or within one minute of the start of sexual stimulation
Delayed ejaculation- occurs when a man is unable to ejaculate or has a hard time doing it. A problem wherein a man needs an extended period of sexual stimulation to reach sexual climax and ejaculate.
- Curved penis or painful erections– especially if recent in onset.
- Disordered Orgasm-when a man is unable to achieve orgasm even with adequate stimulation.
- Prolonged Erection (Priapism) – Men who experience an erection lasting more than four hours should seek help in the emergency room. Treatment needs to occur within eight hours of the start of an erection to avoid permanent damage to the penis.