Sexual health problems often make people feel like they’re the only one who is suffering. This is due to the fact that sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction are very private matters and people do not usually discuss them openly. According to the Cleveland Clinic, however, the prevalence of ED has increased from 5% at age 40 to 15% at age 70. You’re not alone if you are dealing with ED. Here are a few facts you should know about this condition.
ED is defined as difficulty getting or maintaining an erection. This could be apparent during specific situations, such as partnered sex, or it could be an issue at any time. ED can either be intermittent or it can be a problem you deal with during every sexual encounter.
This condition can be caused by several different factors. The most common factor that plays into erectile dysfunction is age. As men age, their testosterone levels begin to drop. Most men also become less active as they age, and both of these can be contributing factors to ED.
In addition, ED can also be caused by psychological factors as well. Sexual trauma, lack of confidence, and other emotional factors can certainly play a part in this condition. For some men, it can also be a combination of both physical and emotional factors.
There are many treatment options available for men who are dealing with erectile dysfunction. Therapy is often helpful for men who believe their ED is not physically related. However, talking with your medical doctor should always be the first step for any condition you think you might be dealing with. Your doctor will be able to advise you on treatments, medications, and lifestyle changes that could help.
One thing that has been shown to assist with ED is increasing physical activity. ED is often caused by a lack of blood flow to the penis. Blood flow can be greatly enhanced when you’re active during the day. You can increase your activity level by simply taking a walk each day. Adding in any extra activity can help.
If you’re concerned about ED, please call us today. We can provide you with more information on the treatment options that we offer such as Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy. We look forward to helping you!