Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is a very common condition among men who suffer from total impotence or unsatisfactory sexual performance.
In other words, when a man cannot get an erection when he is supposed to have one or cannot keep an erection until the whole sexual intercourse is finished, then he is suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Millions of men worldwide suffer from this condition. Commonly, those who are reported to be experiencing this problem are men aged 65 years old and above.
However, this condition isn’t only specific to older men. In fact, some middle-aged men can still get an erection and enjoy sex despite their age.
For your information, even younger men can experience ED. Here’s why:
These include stress or fatigue, having lower levels of testosterone, suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, existing liver or kidney failure, stroke, and having undergone some types of bladder or prostate surgery.
All these may lead to having erectile dysfunction.
The most common illness known to cause ED is diabetes. That is why it’s important for diabetics to regularly take their medicines to regulate blood sugar. Otherwise, they may also have a difficult time having ejaculation.
Also, men who have hypertension or high blood pressure, as well as atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, are very much at risk of developing erectile dysfunction or impotence.
Excessive drinking of alcohol, as well as smoking and the use of certain drugs can also cause erectile dysfunction.
Now that you know the factors causing ED, you may now do something about it.