Erectile Dysfunction: A Multifactorial Problem with Various Treatments, Explained by AZ Sint Jan Brugge

Erectile Dysfunction: A Multifactorial Problem with Various Treatments, Explained by AZ Sint Jan Brugge
Erectile Dysfunction: A Multifactorial Problem with Various Treatments, Explained by AZ Sint Jan Brugge
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Erectile dysfunction, often a taboo subject, receives enlightening attention in a recent explanation from the AZ Sint Jan in Bruges. The complexity of this condition, which affects men between the ages of 50 and 75, is unraveled, with an emphasis on the combination of biological, psychological and social factors.

Causes Categorization

Causes of erectile dysfunction are classified into six categories, although a combination of factors is usually the cause:

  • Mental Factors: Fear of failure, performance pressure, insecurity and anxiety can negatively influence the sexual experience.
  • Vascular Problems: Disruptions in blood flow to the penis, often due to diabetes, can lead to erectile dysfunction.
  • Neurogenic Causes: Damage at the neurological level, often due to diabetes or after operations.
  • Anatomical Problems: Abnormalities in the structure of sexual organs, such as Peyronie’s disease.
  • Hormonal Abnormalities: Erectile dysfunction may indicate hypogonadism.
  • Medication use: Certain medications, such as beta blockers, can cause erectile dysfunction.

Treatment options

There are several effective treatments for men facing this challenge:

  • Drug treatment: Well-known medications such as Viagra, Cialis, and Spedra differ in speed of action and duration.
  • Intracavernous Injections and Intra-Urethral Medication: Direct administration into the penis.
  • Vacuum pumps: Promoting an erection by creating a vacuum around the penis.
  • Erectile prosthesis: Surgically placed devices for men with severe erectile dysfunction.
  • Lifestyle changes: Improving sexual and metabolic health through lifestyle changes.
  • Attention to Mental Health: Importance of open communication and mutual understanding in relationships.

The Importance of Holistic Approach

The treatment of erectile dysfunction requires a holistic approach, taking into account not only medical aspects, but also lifestyle and psychological aspects. Open communication and collaboration between partners are crucial for improved sexual health and well-being. Erectile dysfunction should not only be seen as a physical challenge, but as a complex condition that can have a profound impact on the quality of life.

In light of this information, AZ Sint Jan in Bruges emphasizes the importance of awareness and education about erectile dysfunction, to break stigmas and encourage men to seek help.

The article is in Dutch

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