Did you know that every 1 out of 10 men in the world suffers from erectile dysfunction? If you are one of them, you need not suffer alone. In this article, we will talk about the problem that has overshadowed many relationships around the globe.
About Erectile Dysfunction
Commonly known as impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder that is characterized by persistent trouble getting or maintaining an erection that is sufficient to engage in sexual activity. The disorder affects many men over the age of 50, although a significant increase in the risk of ED in the younger male population has been noticed over the past couple of decades. Read more about age and ED in our article Erectile Dysfunction and Aging.
ED is among one of the most common causes of relationship troubles. What is even more troubling is the fact that only about 33% of men affected by ED actually seek medical help for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Causes of ED
A number of factors lead to ...
Who is at risk the most?
Erectile dysfunction is commonly associated with increasing age. Contrary to the popular belief that aging is synonymous with erectile dysfunction, impotence in men is not always age-related. While the fact remains that age often does play a role in erectile dysfunction, you do not have to live in fear that once you step over the threshold into middle age you are destined to develop this debilitating condition.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to have or sustain a sufficient erection long enough to have sexual intercourse. Since male arousal is a consequence of a multitude of systems (especially hormonal, circulatory, and nervous systems) working together, a problem with any one of these systems can interfere with the ability to perform sexually.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, smoking, alcoholism, recreational drug use, obesity and anxiety disorders are some of the comm ...
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