A learned Consultant Urologist from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Bernard Toboh, has educated on some basic causes of erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction, as explained by Dr. Toboh, is a man’s inability to achieve and maintain an erection. Studies have shown that erectile dysfunction is increasingly prevalent with age, with an approximate of 40% of men affected at age 40 and nearly 70% of men affected at age 70.
Dr. Bernard Toboh, shared that causes of this condition may vary because in the male anatomy, in relation with erection, there is an interplay with three systems thus, having a problem with any of these and or all three of these, can result in erectile dysfunction.
Detailing on the three systems in question, he said, “The brains and the nerves, that’s one. In fact, psychologists regard the brain and the nerves as one organ. In other words, whatever happens with the male organ is only instructions from the brain. Some people may argue that the male organ has a brain of its own but at the end of the day, it still has to obey instructions from the actual brain”.
Furthering on the next two sets of interplaying systems, Urologist Toboh mentioned, “The heart and the vessels, and then the testes and other hormonal organs. If you have a problem with any of these or a combination of these three, then you can have erectile dysfunction”.
He commented nonetheless, that the brain the primary sex organ, therefore for most young people, a higher percentage of their sexual problems tend to be psychological. This is known scientifically as psychogenic erectile dysfunction.
By: Maureen Dedei Quaye