What is Erectile Dysfunction
If you are dealing with ED, you are not alone: nearly one in every four men over sixty years of age will experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. Younger men often struggle with ED as well. By taking the time to become involved in discussing ED, you’ve made an important first step in finding a solution to Erectile Dysfunction. There’s a lot to learn and many options to consider, so let’s get started.
It has been estimated to affect 20 million to 30 million men in the United States. It may result from psychological, neurologic, hormonal, arterial, or cavernosal impairment or from a combination of these factors. In this article we provide a brief overview of erectile dysfunction.
So, what is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
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 (You can never get an erection), an inconsistent ability to do so (You can only occasionally get an erection), and an tendency to sustain only brief erections (You can get an erection, but can’t keep it long enough for satisfying sex).
Psychological risk factors for erectile dysfunction
Evaluating Erectile Dysfunction
Typically physician will start with questionnaires such as the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) to determine the severity. Click HERE for the form
Penile injections such as Trimix may be used to assess the quality of your erection and to differentiate among the many causes. Occasionally a penile duplex ultrasound is indicated if there is concern for disease in the blood vessels or penile scarring.
Erectile Dysfunction: Other facts to take note of
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 at one time or another during their sexual lives are unable to get or keep an erection. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. However, millions of men of all ages experience this inability as a continuing problem.
In most cases, erectile dysfunction can be overcome using the options we offer.
Nearly every man can experience brief problems with erectile function. In almost all cases it is related to certain and specific life circumstances, problems, or stressful situations. Usually, these erectile problems disappear once the situation is resolved or changed. You generally don’t need to go to the doctor.
If you experience erectile dysfunction (ED) for more than 6 months you should seek professional help. Your doctor can help you find the causes by performing physical and psychological tests.
ED can have a negative effect on quality of life. Quality of life involves both physical and psychological health. It is important not only to feel healthy but also to feel free of the psychological discomfort of living with ED. Another important issue is that different people can experience the same symptoms differently. Therefore both your personal experience and your quality of life should not be underestimated: they are as important as diagnostic tests and treatment results.
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Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction
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