What is Erectile Dysfunction?

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) is the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity. 

The first thing to realize if you are experiencing Erectile Dysfunction is that you are not alone. 

The Massachusetts Male Aging Study found that about 52 percent of men experience some form of E.D. and that total E.D. increases anywhere from 5 to 15 percent between the ages of 40 and 70.

Another study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that E.D. affected about 26 percent of men under the age of 40. This is opposed to the stigma that E.D. only affects older men. 

Erectile Dysfunction can happen due to many different reasons such as health issues, medications, or even due to psychological issues. If you have any of these conditions, it is important to get specialized care. Here at Florida Men’s Health we have medical professionals that can advise and prescribe the best treatment to your E.D. 


Health Issues


There are many health issues that can cause E.D. The most common health related causes of E.D. are clogged blood vessels, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lack of physical activity, and being overweight.

Treating these underlying health issues can often improve erectile function. In older men, many of these issues can be attributed to or influenced by low testosterone levels. There are many health benefits to boosting testosterone levels. 

Some diseases such as Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, obesity, prostate cancer, and Peyronie’s disease are also causes of Erectile Dysfunction. 

 

Medications


There are many different medications that can cause or contribute to erectile dysfunction. These include: blood pressure medications, antidepressants, antihistamines, sedatives, tranquilizers, and more. When starting a new medication, always ask your doctor if E.D. is a possible side effect. If it is, there may be another medication that can be substituted. Certain illicit drugs and alcohol  abuse also can lead to erectile dysfunction.   
 

Psychological Issues


One factor that may not be talked about as often is the psychological side of E.D. When it comes to men, we believe our manhood lies down between our legs; But, this could not be further from the truth. Unfortunately, this is the way men are programmed. Performance anxiety is an extremely common cause of E.D.; when men are confident, we rarely experience performance anxiety, but we can lose our confidence in a split second during sexual activity.

Even if it happened once due to something embarrassing that may have happened, the effects can be lasting.

For example, let’s say “Joe,” who is in his 30’s, happily married, has a successful career and has a healthy sex life with his wife. One night, after a stressful workday, he cannot focus on sex with his wife and is not able to finish. His wife automatically blames herself and starts bombarding Joe with questions about infidelity and lack of performance. This distresses Joe and causes him to feel insecure the next time they engage in a sexual act. Joe has now been impacted by this moment and he feels the pressure to perform perfectly. Because of this one-off night, Joe has developed performance anxiety.

Some other psychological issues can be loss of employment, or even a demotion at work, depression, or loss of a loved one. These are all common things that can make a man lose his confidence. Once a man loses his confidence, it is not a physical issue but more of a psychological issue.


What we can do about E.D. 


We understand that each patient is different and we tailor our treatments to meet the needs of each individual. We offer a variety of treatment options for our patients suffering from E.D., including ICP Injection TherapyTestosterone Replacement Therapy, Peptides, and Hormone Therapy to deal with health related issues causing E.D. If you are a younger male that is considering taking testosterone, please read this article first.

 

We at Florida Men’s Health not only have the means to medically treat our patients but are helpful with any psychological ailments that may have caused a decrease in your sex life. 

Our goal is to make sure that every patient that  walks through our doors feels like they are part of our family and that they receive the best possible care.


Visit https://www.floridamenshealth.com/erectile-dysfunction/ to learn more and set up a free consultation with our expert doctors. Feel free to call us at (954) 509-9111 to discuss.

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