Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection in around 50% of the desired occasions. This inability should prevent you from having satisfactory sexual activity
What causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction is caused by a range of medical issues, both physical and psychological. The main causes are:
  • Narrowing of blood vessels to the penis, reducing the blood flow. This issue could be caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or lifestyle choices such as smoking
  • Regular heavy drinking can cause damage to nerves leading to the penis
  • Surgery around the pelvis, including prostate gland surgery
  • Spinal cord injuries can cause almost a quarter of those affected to suffer from erectile dysfunction
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Is Erectile Dysfunction just a normal part of growing older?

As men get older they will find that they will need more sexual stimulation to achieve an erection, but this isn’t a sign of erectile dysfunction. All men that lead a healthy lifestyle can continue to get an erection and enjoy a healthy sex life as they grow older.

How can I prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

Leading a healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to prevent any future issues with erectile dysfunction. Maintaining a healthy diet, while exercising regularly will help to reduce the risk of heart disease in the future. Quitting smoking and only drinking alcohol in moderation will also help to reduce the risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction in the future.

How successful are treatments for Erectile Dysfunction?

Prescription Medications to treat Erectile Dysfunction only offer a short term solution to the condition. Depending on which medication you pick, the effects can last for between 2-48 hours.

Prescription Medications, such as Viagra, are successful in approximately 80% of men.

Vacuum Pumps for Erectile Dysfunction, can be successful in around 90% of men.