Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also referred to as impotence, is a prevalent condition that impairs a man's ability to attain or sustain an erection during sexual intercourse. Research on sexual performance and aging men indicates that nearly 50% of men encounter sexual performance difficulties by the age of 50, and this percentage increases by 10% per decade. Therefore, by age 70, nearly 7 out of 10 men experience ED. While ED is not a life-threatening condition, it could be associated with more severe health conditions, such as systemic vascular disease, heart disease, renal failure, prostate cancer, depression, among others.
Although Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is often linked with men over 40, it can affect males of any age. The male arousal process requires the proper functioning of various internal systems, such as the brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system, hormones, and emotions. Since multiple factors, including these systems, can impact arousal, many men experience ED at some point in their lives.
A man suffering from ED may experience the following:
Various factors ranging from one drink too many to heart disease or systemic vascular disease could trigger erectile dysfunction. Because of the wide range of factors, experts recommend that men suffering with ED consult with a medical men’s sexual health professional for treatment.
Extracorporeal Shock wave Therapy
Intraurethral Pellets (outside provider)