Erection problems, known as Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence is a common sexual disorder. It is usually described in terms of an individual’s inability to sustain an erection.
Many men keep their problems a secret, because impotence and erectile dysfunction are often stigmatized and wrongly seen as a result of a “lack of masculinity”.
Accurate and reliable figures are therefore difficult to obtain.
Impotence and Age
Impotence is correlated with age. The older a man is, the more he is likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
- The so-called ”Massachusetts Male Aging Study” shows that 5% of 40-year-old men suffer from impotence, whereas 70 -year-olds are three times more likely to be afflicted with it.
- British studies come to the conclusion that in the UK, only one in 15 men has between 20 to 29 years erectile dysfunction problems, but 77.5% of over 75 year-olds are likely to be affected.
Temporary vs. Chronic Impotence
Not all cases of erectile dysfunction are persistent. Often the distinction between temporary and permanent is not clear-cut. According to the prevailing opinion, a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction is made if a man has had difficulty sustaining an erection sufficient for sex over a period of six months. Short-term impotence issues can occur in any man.
Most men experience some form of temporary erectile dysfunction in their lifetime. This could be a result of mental or physical stress, or even nutritional deficiencies. Most experts diagnose erectile dysfunction when more than half of all erection attempts fail during a period of at least half a year.
Physical or Psychological Causes
Statistically, psychological reasons cause approximately 25% of erectile dysfunction cases.
Excessive stress or too much pressure to perform (performance anxiety) are the most common causes. In particular, this is the case when a man can experience nocturnal or morning erections but has difficulty maintaining an erection during intercourse. A new field of study also examines the effect of excess masturbation to internet pornography on male potency. An examination by a doctor will help identify the root cause of erectile dysfunction.
In the majority of cases, erectile dysfunction is the result of poor physical blood circulation, also called vascularity. For example, damaged or calcified blood vessels can mean that the erectile tissue in the penis is not receiving enough blood. This process can be accelerated by low Testosterone levels, which is common in men who don’t exercise and maintain poor, unbalanced diets with too much fast food.
The most common treatment of vascular erectile dysfunction is the supplementation of Arginine and pine bark extract.
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