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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more prevalent than you may realize. Nearly 25% of men over 65 have some degree of ED. But even younger men can be affected too. The good news is that today there are more solutions available than ever before. By educating yourself on the symptoms, causes, and treatments, you can take charge of your sexual health.

What is ED?

ED is the ongoing inability to get or sustain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. There are varying degrees of ED:

Never being able to get an erection at all.

Only sometimes being able to get an erection.

Getting erections but not maintaining them long enough for sex.

These symptoms may come and go. But if you regularly can’t get or maintain an erection, you may have ED. Occasional issues are normal, but ongoing problems indicate a need for assessment.

ED is not an inevitable result of aging. It can often be overcome at any age. Don’t brush it off – seek help to regain your sexual functioning.

What Causes ED?

For over 80% of men, ED is caused by an underlying physical condition. Thanks to medical advancements, the cause can now be identified in most cases. Common causes include:

Studies estimate 20-71% of men with diabetes have some degree of ED. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are also strongly linked.

The Good News

Even with ED, most men can still reach orgasm and father children. But getting an erection for intercourse is difficult. Today there are more treatment options than ever.

ED is not an inevitable result of aging. It can often be overcome at any age through modern therapies. But the first step is diagnosis. Seeing your doctor for an assessment is crucial.

Based on evaluation of symptoms and causes, your doctor can recommend treatments like:

With open communication and today’s expanding treatment options, most men can successfully regain their sexual functioning. Don’t lose hope – take charge of your health by seeking guidance.

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