Though all men may experience an occasional lapse of sexual function, ED is the recurring inability to achieve an adequate erection, despite being sexually aroused. The Canadian Study of Erectile Dysfunction identified that ED impacts half of men over 40.
Erectile dysfunction is a potentially treatable medical condition that is not related to masculinity or sexual prowess.
Symptoms of ED can include:
For some men with ED, penetration may not be possible. For others, penetration can be initiated but not maintained until orgasm is reached.
Men with ED can lose confidence in their sexual ability and their overall sense of self-worth can be negatively affected.
Erectile dysfunction can have a devastating psychological impact for individuals and couples.
While both psychological and biological factors can cause erectile dysfunction, in reality the mind and body work together in sexual arousal, so most men have both factors in varying proportions.
Men with healthier lifestyles – no tobacco, less sitting, more exercise, and who maintain a healthy weight – typically have a lower risk of erectile dysfunction than other men in the same age group.
ED is a treatable condition and most men are able to return to healthy sexual function with a course of treatment at Precision Sexual Health Clinic for Men. Our doctor will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action.
Potential first line therapies include:
Patients should do everything they can to improve their vascular and aerobic health. Exercise is important, as is a good diet.
Lifestyle changes may allow a man to achieve an erection more easily. Some of the potential lifestyle changes a man can try include:
A man may also want to undergo counselling to help with stress, anxiety, or depression. Changes of this kind are intended to improve the ability to have sexual intercourse without worrying about ED symptoms.