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- What is erectile dysfunction?
- How does an erection occur?
- Treatment options for erectile dysfunction
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What is Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.)?
Erectile Dysfunction is the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
Erectile Dysfunction can be:
- A total inability to achieve an erection;
- An inconsistent ability to do so; or
- A tendency to sustain only brief erections.
What Causes E.D.?
As a result of recent medical research, it is now known that more than 80% of men suffering from E.D. can trace its origin to a physical problem or disorder.
- For most men, the cause of E.D. can now be fairly easily identified.
- Once identified, proper treatment can be recommended to help return them to a satisfying sex life.
E.D. can be caused by physical disorders such as:
- An injury (i.e. brain or spinal cord)
- A disease (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol)
- An operation (i.e. prostate gland removal)
- Substance use (i.e. tobacco, drugs, alcohol or medications)
Other facts about Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) :
- Approximately 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction.
- Most men with erectile dysfunction still have the ability to have an orgasm and father a child, but often have difficulty doing these things because they can’t get or sustain an erection.
- Erectile dysfunction is not normal, and is by no means an inevitable consequence of aging.
- Most men in certain situations, at one time or another during their sexual life, are unable to get or keep an erection. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. But millions of men of all ages experience this inability as a continuing problem.
- In most cases, erectile dysfunction can be overcome.