Lagos - Dr Oyewumi Akintomiwa, chief executive officer of God's Cure Medical Diagnosis Centre, Illogbo, Lagos, said that stress and alcoholism worsen erectile dysfunction.
Akintomiwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos on Sunday that stress and excessive alcohol consumption prevents a good erection.
He said that these factors were often times treated with indifference by some men, who did not perceive it as posing a threat to their sexual performance.
"Erectile dysfunction in men has led to the collapse of many marriages, because the women feel they are denied sexual satisfaction.
"More women are becoming enlightened by the day, and would raise queries in situations like this.
"This was not the case in the past-- when it was considered a taboo for women to even speak of it."
According to Akintomiwa, not all cases of erectile malfunctioning were caused by medical conditions as a number of them can be triggered by environmental factors.
"Stress and excessive intake of alcohol, add up to the body's demand and affect the male sex hormone. It affects the individual directly, and acts as hindrance to achieving good erection.
"In certain situations, some men are unable to achieve erection at all, while some can achieve erection but cannot achieve penetration. Still, some men can achieve both erection and penetration, but experience ejaculation too early.
"When a man is worn out with fatigue, it is best to reserve intercourse until he is fully in charge."
According to him, alcohol only stimulates the sexual urge in men, but takes away from them the strength to perform.
"Alcohol awakens the libido in a man, while at the same time, renders him unable to have good intercourse. The false stimuli it provides is the cause of premature ejaculation."
Akintomiwa, therefore, urged individuals experiencing any form of erectile dysfunction to first explore all possible causative factors before resorting to medication.