Understanding Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the consistent inability to either attain or sustain an erection. Most men have some episodes of erectile dysfunction in their adult life. In fact, ED affects 1 in 10 men at some point. However, ongoing issues with erectile function is not normal and should be addressed by a physician.
Erectile dysfunction is a private and emotional condition that affects you not only physically, but psychologically. Medical and psychological conditions can cause ED including:
- Vascular diseases such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), and high cholesterol, which affect blood flow to the penis
- Neurological conditions and spinal cord injuries, including multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and stroke
- Surgery or trauma such as prostate, colon, or bladder surgery can cause damage to surrounding nerves
- Low testosterone
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Stress and anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Low libido or loss of interest in sex
In addition, certain medications, excessive alcohol consumption, and/or drug use can also cause problems with erectile function.
Can ED Be Fixed?
The quick and easy answer to this common question is YES. There are a number of treatment options for ED, including oral medications; however, many men either have tried other treatments or cannot handle the side effects, which is why the satisfaction rate for penile implants is so high. Over the years, penile implant surgery has become more of a first-line treatment for ED, allowing more men to return to an active, more spontaneous, and satisfying sex life.
There’s a reason why so many men call penile implant surgery life-changing!
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