Erectile dysfunction is commonly known as "impotence". It is when a man is unable to have and maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction tends to mainly affect men between the ages of 40 and 70 but can affect younger men too. It can often cause psycological and relationship problems. It affects 1 in 10 men in the world at some point.
Occasional ED is quite common and can be caused by factors such as short term stress. Men who are commonly affected and suffer with frequent erectile dysfunction may need to be seen by a GP as this can be a sign of an underlying physical or psychological condition.
Physical causes include:-
High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Diabetes Mellitus, Hormonal problems, Surgery - particularly spinal, Injury - particularly spinal
Psychological causes include: -
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship problems.
Erectile dysfunction can be treated using medicines known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors of which we stock a range of at SimplyMeds Online.
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