Erectile dysfunction (ED), more commonly called impotence, is a condition in which a man can’t achieve or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. ED affects over 30 million men in the United States and is typically a common occurrence as men age.
Many men feel embarrassed to mention their problems with ED. Some men think that ED is untreatable while others believe it can go untreated. Truth is that it’s a treatable condition and may be a sign of additional health problems. With help, most men are able to find a treatment that works for them.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
A number of causes can increase the risk of ED. In order to achieve and maintain an erection,
the brain, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, and hormones must work together. A problem with any one of those factors can disrupt the normal function of the penis. Most commonly, ED causes include but are not limited to heart disease, anxiety, diabetes, obesity, or an enlarged prostate gland.
For those who experience ED infrequently, it’s likely the cause may be a result from stress, fatigue, medication side effects, or even emotional distress.
Why should you get treatments for erectile dysfunction?
In nearly 75 percent of ED cases, there’s a physical cause. It’s important that you check with your doctor if you are experiencing ED. Here are two reasons why:
If you’re experiencing ED, you may need a comprehensive physical examination to determine the cause. Click Here to Schedule an Appointment.
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