All About Erectile Dysfunction:

Erectile Dysfunction, or ED, is the most common sex problem that men face. It affects about 30 million men every year. ED is defined as trouble getting/keeping an erection firm enough for/through sex.

It’s not rare for men to have problems with erections however ED that is progressive or happens more often with sex is not normal and needs immediate attention.

Reasons for ED include:

  • Blood flow in the penis is limited
  • Nerves in the penis are harmed
  • Physical or Psychological Stress
  • Emotional reasons

ED is also considered as an early warning of a more serious illness like:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar/Diabetes

ED could be a major warning sign indicating blockages in a man’s cardio-vascular system. Men with ED are at significant risk of getting a heart attack, stroke or circulatory problems. Determining the cause for ED will help treat the problem and aid in your overall well-being.

Causes of ED:

  • Aging (usually above 50 years)
  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Lack of Physical Activity (Regular Workouts)

Emotional issues that cause ED are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Stress at Home/Work
  • Stress from Social, Cultural/Religious Conflicts
  • Worry about Sex Performance


The treatment for ED starts with your heart and vascular health. Changes in certain food habits and life style may be recommended. You may be advised to stop smoking, increase workouts or stop using drugs or alcohol. You may be offered alternatives to the drugs/medication you take.

Treating emotional problems is an integral part of your ED treatment.

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