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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) | A Virtual Men’s Health Event
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to get and keep an erection. ED can affect men of all ages, but is more common in men over 40. It is estimated that one in four men over the age of 40 will experience some form of ED.
There are many causes of ED, including:
- physical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease
- medications such as antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and cancer treatments
- psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress
- lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive drinking, and drug use
ED can have a profound impact on a man’s quality of life. It can cause relationship problems, low self-esteem, and anxiety. If you are experiencing ED, there are treatments available that can help.
Treatment for ED
There are many treatments available for ED. The most common are:
- Oral medications: These are pills that are taken by mouth. The most common oral medications for ED are Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. These medications work by relaxing the muscles in the penis and increasing blood flow to the area.
- Injections: These are injections that are made into the penis. The most common injection for ED is alprostadil. This medication works by relaxing the muscles in the penis and increasing blood flow to the area.
- Vacuum devices: These devices are placed over the penis and use negative pressure to draw blood into the penis. This creates an erection. The erection is then maintained by a constriction ring placed at the base of the penis.
- Penile implants: These are surgically placed devices that allow men to have an erection. Penile implants are usually only considered for men who do not respond to other treatments.
When to See a Doctor
If you are experiencing ED, it is important to see a doctor. ED can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. If left untreated, ED can lead to relationship problems, low self-esteem, and anxiety.
If you are experiencing ED, there are treatments available that can help. Talk to your doctor about your options.