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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) For Men


 

Male sexual dysfunction is more common than you think. According to The Urology Care Foundation, erectile dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men. Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man has consistent problems sustaining an erection. It is not uncommon for men to have problems with erections from time to time, however, when the problem happens more than half of the time, then ED is present.  

 

Why does erectile dysfunction happen?

 

Men with ED often have a healthy libido, yet the body fails to respond. In most cases of ED, there is a physical basis for the problem. Erectile dysfunction can happen when health problems limit blood flow or damage nerves in the penis. Also, ED can be caused by stress or emotional reasons. ED should not be ignored, as it can be an early warning sign of a more serious health issue. High blood pressure, heart disease, and high blood sugar can all cause ED. It is important that you find and treat the cause of ED in order to protect your overall health and well-being.  

 

Who gets ED?

 

ED can become more common as men grow older in age. 5 to 15 percent of men ages 40 to 70 years have complete ED. Fortunately, this does not mean that growing older is the end of your sex life. ED is treatable at any age.  Erectile dysfunction is more common in Hispanic men and those who have a history of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and smoking. Lifestyle choices that impair blood circulation can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Excessive drinking, smoking, and drug use may damage your blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the penis. Lack of exercise and being overweight can also contribute to ED.  

 

Symptoms of ED  

 

Men who cannot get, or maintain an erection that lasts long enough, or is rigid enough to complete sexual intercourse is considered to have ED. The following are symptoms that you should look out for:  

  • An erection that is too soft for sexual intercourse  
  • An inability to achieve an erection 
  • Erections that are too brief for sexual intercourse 

 

When You Should Involve An Online Doctor

 

If your ED is worrying you, giving you anxiety, or threatening your sexual relationship, you should discuss it with your doctor. At the very least, a doctor can help clear any misinformation, which often makes sexual problems worse. Medication can also be prescribed by an online doctor for a short amount of time. You’ve probably heard of Viagra, however, it is not the only medication for ED. This class of medication works to improve blood flow to the penis during arousal.  
 

If you are experiencing symptoms of ED, talk to one of our online doctors to find out if you qualify for online treatment. In general, if you are a healthy person without heart disease, with a recent EKG and stress test, will qualify you for online treatment and prescription. 




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