According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ED is the inability of a man, either consistently or repeatedly, to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis sufficient, for satisfactory intercourse. Diabetes patients at risk of developing ED three times greater than those who do not suffer from the disease. '' This is due to diabetic vascular damage,'' said Dr. Hady Sharif from Bayer Healthcare Indonesia.
In diabetes, there are at least three elements that play a role in the onset of ED, the nerves, blood vessels, and psychological. According Hady, more than 50 percent of men experience ED within 10 years after being diagnosed with diabetes. In those with excess cholesterol, the risk of ED was 1.6 times greater. While 68 percent of people with hypertension will experience a more severe degree of ED with those who did not suffer from hypertension.
In patients with coronary heart disease, the risk is twice as high achieving. Coronary heart disease occurs due to coronary blood vessels on the surface of the heart becomes blocked. As a result, blood flow was disrupted. Basically, disturbances in the circulatory system can affect the process of gathering blood into the penis so that there DE.
First, erectile dysfunction is believed to be due to psychogenic factors. But lately proved, there are multiple factors that cause this disorder, ie psychogenic factors and vascular factors. '' The age factor, smoking, depression, and alcohol drinking habits are also a risk factor for ED,'' said Hady.