Erectile dysfunction is caused by many factors. It is therefore possible to classify erectile dysfunction into different types based on their underlying cause. It is important to know that a single person can suffer from two or more types of erectile dysfunction at the same time. Let us take a look at the types of erectile dysfunction one can be diagnosed with.
Endocrinogenic/Hormonal Erectile Dysfunction
Hormonal erectile dysfunction results from low testosterone levels in the body. Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays an important role during erection. When there is little or no testosterone in the blood stream, the quality of an erection is poor. Low levels of this sex hormone are normally brought about by certain diseases such as diabetes.
Arteriogenic/Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction
For an erection to occur, the cardiovascular system should be able to effectively supply blood to the penis. When the blood supply is less, it results to an arteriogenic erectile dysfunction. This is a common occurrence in individuals whose arteries have narrowed down as a result of disease or old age. The blood supply can also reduce when the arteries are blocked. A blockage of these arteries could result from high blood pressure or an injury around the genital region. It is common for patients who have suffered from urologic or orthopedic injuries to suffer from erectile dysfunction after recovery.
Venogenic or Penile Erectile Dysfunction
Venogenic impotence also known as penile impotence takes place when the veins of the penis leak blood thus preventing an erection. During a normal erection, the veins in the penis completely close so that no blood can flow out thus increasing the pressure needed for an erection. This type of erectile dysfunction can be divided into two; primary and secondary. Men with primary venogenic erectile dysfunction have had the condition since they were born. Secondary penile impotence develops suddenly in a man after years of having normal sexuality. Diseases such as priapism and Peyronie’s disease can affect the structure of the penis including the veins thus leading to penile erectile dysfunction.
Neurogenic Erectile Dysfunction
All processes in the body are coordinated by the brain. For an erection to take place, the brain generates a neural message to prompt the erection and transmits the message to the penis. When there is a breakdown in the nervous system, the initiation of an erection and its maintenance becomes hard. Diseases such Parkinson’s disease which affect the brain can cause neurogenic impotence. Injuries around the pelvic region or spinal cord disease disrupt the neural signals from the brain to the penis thus causing erectile dysfunction. Medical disorders such as myelitis, tumors or multiple sclerosis which affect the nerve supply can also lead to neurogenic impotence. SEE ED ELIXIR REVIEW
Drug-induced Erectile Dysfunction
There are various types of legal and illegal drugs that lead to erectile dysfunction. These drugs usually affect the nerves, blood vessels that control an erection or the brain. Other drugs also affect the levels of testosterone thus leading to erectile dysfunction.
Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction
In this kind of erectile dysfunction, the cause is mental not physical. These causes include anxiety, stress, depression and other psychological conditions. The doctor carries out an intensive check for any physical causes of impotence before declaring that the cause is psychogenic.