Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to get a good enough erection to achieve satisfactory intercourse. ED is very common and can occur for a variety of reasons. In younger men, this tends to be anxiety about having intercourse due to lack of experience.
In men around their 50s, it is more to do with working too many hours and stress. In men in their 70s, it becomes more of a problem due to deterioration in the blood vessels which supply the penis.
What causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Generall speaking, the causes of Erectile Dysfunction can be broken into two different groups, physical causes and psychological causes.
Physical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction:
Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction:
There are a number of other conditions, which can also lead to ED:
- Diabetes can cause damage to the nervous system, which is part of the process of getting an erection. One in three men who suffer with diabetes will experience ED
- High blood pressure can lead to the deterioration of the blood vessels
- Being overweight
- Some prescription drugs can cause ED as a side effect
Treating Erectile Dysfunction
If you think you are suffering from ED, speak to your Pharmacist or your GP. There are prescription medicines, which can help.
If you need further information regarding mens health please visit your local Alphega pharmacy and ask your pharmacist, for advice.
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