Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also referred to as impotence, is a prevalent condition that impairs a man's ability to attain or sustain an erection during sexual intercourse. Research on sexual performance and aging men indicates that nearly 50% of men encounter sexual performance difficulties by the age of 50, and this percentage increases by 10% per decade. Therefore, by age 70, nearly 7 out of 10 men experience ED. While ED is not a life-threatening condition, it could be associated with more severe health conditions, such as systemic vascular disease, heart disease, renal failure, prostate cancer, depression, among others.
A man suffering from ED may experience the following:
Various factors ranging from one drink too many to heart disease or systemic vascular disease could trigger erectile dysfunction. Because of the wide range of factors, experts recommend that men suffering with ED consult with a medical men’s sexual health professional for treatment.