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Erectile Dysfunction: Why Does It Happen And What Can You Do About It?

According to a study undertaken last year, around 52% of men experience erectile dysfunction in some form, with that percentage increasing by 5% to 15% between the ages of 40 and 70. While, for many, it is an uncomfortable subject to discuss, understanding the root cause of ED is often the first step toward curing the condition.


If you are suffering from ED, it’s important to not only know how many other men are in the same boat, but how many have found ways to counteract it and change their sex life for the better. With this in mind, we’re going to look at a few of the most common reasons for ED and popular methods to heal it.


Common Causes Of ED

There are many reasons why you might be suffering from ED, but some of the most common involve underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, a lack of exercise, and smoking. All of these afflictions would mean that the blood flow to the penis is reduced, and the penis cannot trap blood during an erection.


This is an issue that can happen at any age, and it is not just physical afflictions that can cause it. Because sexual intercourse requires the body and mind to work together, emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, and even concern about sexual performance can be prime suspects when diagnosing the root of your ED.


What Can You Do About It?

For severe cases of ED, one of the up-and-coming treatments is penis enlargement – applying a combination of PRP and penis fillers to stimulate tissue growth and increase the blood flow within the body.


With many success stories over the last few years, this has become a popular option, especially for those with severe cases of ED who need a more focused, effective solution.


Other popular treatments are more simplified: losing weight, exercising daily, eating a healthy diet, and stopping smoking. This, however, assumes that obesity is the cause of the issue. Often – and especially in under 40-year-olds – it can increase the symptoms of ED by a considerably greater extent than any other underlying cause. This is because the mechanisms responsible for attaining and maintaining erections are affected, including hormonal imbalance, endothelial dysfunction, and insulin resistance.


Choosing The Right Path Forward

ED can be a very uncomfortable subject to talk about, but it’s important that you do it if it is starting to affect your everyday life. As exemplified, the treatments can vary from healthier living, to emotional healing, and even to cosmetic procedures, but the important first step is that you talk about it.


This can be with your partner – we mentioned that ED can be caused by sexual-related anxiety, so talking with your partner could be a key factor in addressing it – and it can be with a medical professional. Once you have done this, you can start syphoning through the most likely causes and get your head straight about what avenue you want to go down.


Remember, ED is curable, and over 50% of men have to find ways to deal with it. You’ve just got to take that first step.

 

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