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Erectile Dysfunction

Overview

Erectile Dysfunction, most often referred to as ED, is a sexual condition in which a man is unable to achieve and sustain an erection for sexual intercourse. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 5% of 40 year old men are afflicted with ED and about 20% of 65-year old men experience ED.

While men may have difficulty reaching an erection at various points in their life, this does not imply he has ED. Instead a man is only considered to have ED when he is unable to achieve an erection for a long period of time. Generally speaking failure to achieve an erection 50% of the time is or more when a man is considered to have ED.

Causes

There are a variety of causes for ED. Many lifestyle factors are causes of ED. First example, smoking and excessive alcohol use restricts blood flow to the penis and causes the body to produce less testosterone. A sedentary lifestyle or being overweight drastically increases the risk for ED. High cholesterol can damage the arteries, which restricts blood flow to the penis.

Health conditions can also cause ED. Certain medications and surgical procedures can affect blood flow and restrict blood flow to the penis. Hormonal problems that fuel a man’s sex drive can become imbalanced and reduce or remove sex drive completely. Prostate enlargement is also a known cause of ED as well.

Symptoms

The only real symptom of erectile dysfunction is being unable to have or maintain an erection during sexual activity. However, ED can manifest itself in many different ways. First, ED may appear occasionally and is not a serious cause for concern. As mentioned before, many men experience ED as some point in their lives. Secondly, ED may develop gradually, which probably means there is a physical cause. Finally, if ED develops abruptly, there is likely a psychological component to ED. 

Treatments

There are a few main treatments to Erectile Dysfunction, depending on the health and the seriousness of the ED.  If there is a physical condition affecting ED, a man can opt for a surgical procedure to correct the problem. In some cases, surgery can be done to improve blood flow to the penis, which is required for an erection.

Second, certain drugs can be prescribed to facilitate an erection. There are numerous drugs available and a simple conversation with your doctor should help you find a drug that is right for you.

Third, lifestyle chances may be need to treat ED. Alcohol use and smoking might be prohibited. A regulated diet might be given to help a man afflicted with ED lose weight. Cholesterol medications might be administered to improve the health of the arteries and lower cholesterol.

Finally, there are a variety of natural supplements that can reduce the effects of ED or even eliminate the effects all together. All natural supplements help increase testosterone and blood flow to the penis. By increasing blood flow, there is a greater chance of an erection that is harder and lasts longer. Natural supplements are cheaper and generally provide results just as effectively as other supplements, which is why natural ED supplements are growing in popularity ever year.