Erectile Dysfunction Affects 30 Million Men in the U.S.
Erectile dysfunction affects 30 million men in the U.S. Erectile dysfunction or ED is not just for men over 65. In fact, 40% of men who experience ED are in their early 40’s. This number increases with a man’s age.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability for a man to get or keep an erection long enough for sex. It is normal that on occasion, a healthy man can experience ED but if it happens regularly, there could be an underlying medical condition that needs attention.
There are many/ underlying medical conditions that cause erectile dysfunction. ED can be caused by high blood pressure and other heart-related problems. Men who have diabetes are also at a greater risk for ED. In fact, up to 50% of men who suffer from diabetes will experience erectile dysfunction. Some medications that treat anxiety, depression or blood pressure can also cause erectile dysfunction.
Other health-related issues that can cause erectile dysfunction include obesity, stress, hormone imbalances, and excessive smoking and drinking. Certain nerve disorders like MS or Parkinson’s disease can also negatively impact a man’s ability to get an erection.
Erectile Dysfunction can be treated in a number of ways. Medications such as Viagra or Cialis can work well for many men with ED. These oral medications successfully treat 70% of all ED cases. Injections into the penis or into the urethra also can treat ED. There are also surgical options available in rare cases.
Erectile dysfunction can also be caused by psychological issues such as performance anxiety, lack of communication, or not being attracted to your partner. However, if your ED is caused by an underlying medical condition, taking a pill to mask the problem can be dangerous. It is important for a man to determine what is causing his erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction affects 30 million men in the U.S. It can affect men from age 40-75. For the majority of men, ED is not a dangerous condition. Most cases can be easily treated by a physician. However, if your erectile dysfunction is caused by an underlying medical condition, the health problem must first be addressed. Sex can and should be enjoyable for all men well up into old age. Men do not have to live with erectile dysfunction.