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MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health

MEDINFO is the premier international health and biomedical informatics event. MEDINFO 2015 was hosted by SBIS (Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and took place in the city of Sao Paulo from the 19th to 23rd August 2015.

Erectile Dysfunction and Life: Issues, Medicines, Coping

Erectile dysfunction is a men health condition characterized by inability to sustain an erection. Sometimes this is not a big issue as erection is highly affected by moods and stress in a man. However, it can raise an alarm if the condition goes beyond control that is if it happens regularly. Mans ability to perform the sexual act is among the crucial factors used to describe a man, it is hence important to look out for this health condition. Erectile dysfunction is commonly caused by psychological issues this may include some fear, anxiety or low emotional attachment towards the sexual partner. Erection starts in the brain, it is also the responsibility of the brain to maintain an erection. Any condition that is affecting the normal working of the brain will definitely affect erection this factors include but not limited to depression and mental issues.

What are the physical causes of erectile dysfunction?

Inability to sustain an erection can also be caused by physical body conditions, this would include: high blood pressure, obesity and heart related diseases. Lack of exercises also plays a role in causing an erectile dysfunction.

Can exercising help with erectile dysfunction?

Regular exercising can hence help to improve a mans sexual performance. Intake of some substances can lead to poor sexual performance( erectile dysfunction), this include high intake of alcohol, tobacco and some prescribed medications.

What causes erectile dysfunction in older males?

Age also plays a role in causing an erection dysfunction, although there is nothing practical one can do to reverse aging process regular exercising can reduce its effects to man's sexual life. Erectile dysfunction can cause some effects beyond just inability to bring out the best in a sexual act. It can be a source of stress and depression, this mostly results from the idea that a person is not " a man enough". This lowers the affected person's self-esteem which with no doubt is among the most important traits of a person. Low self-esteem affects the person's ability to perform his normal duties particularly in the work place. Poor erection can make it almost impossible to make a woman pregnant leave alone making her sexually satisfied.

Can an injury cause erectile dysfunction?

Injuries on the body can also bring out the erection dysfunction, any pain will definitely affect the erection ability of a man. Injuries on the penis will also mean temporary impact on the sexual life which without medical intervention may translate to permanent erection dysfunction.

Can erectile dysfunction be prevented?

Even though this condition sounds strange it can be avoided and treated. Some ways to prevent this condition include but not limited to the following:

  • Regularly visiting a doctor for check ups particularly if one has a heart related issues.
  • Controlled intake of alcohol and tobacco.
  • Oral Medications: Kamagra and Viagra
  • Regularly exercising to facilitate blood flow and reduce stress.
  • Talk about the condition with your partner, this will improve your confidence and ultimately improve on the sexual performance.

In conclusion, Erectile dysfunction involves poor sexual performance which can be avoided through a slight change life style for example regular exercising, checking your weight and proper nutrition. Avoiding substance abuse or controlled intake of alcohol can help to reduce the dysfunction. If the conditions gets out of hand, One should also get to  a professional doctor for regular check up to secure the sexual life. It would be advisable to communicate the condition with the respective sexual partner. Talking will reduce anxiety and improve brain condition for better sexual performance.