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Understanding ED in a broader medical context is the first step in addressing the problem.

Many men suffer from the effects of ED, and most suffer in silence. While this behavior is understandable considering the intimate and private nature of the problem, it is not a productive approach to solving the problem, and there are effective treatments available. Understanding ED, answering ED questions, and determining the cause of ED in your own life, is the path to resolving the issue.

Understanding ED

First, it’s important to know that you are not alone, as many men suffer with this condition, and it can be attributed to a wide range of causes. While not common for younger men, ED affects about 30 million men in the United States. (Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, 2012), and 1 in 10 men is estimated to have ED at some point in his lifetime. (Cleveland Clinic, 2019). Up to 50% of men in their 50s are affected by ED. (University of Wisconsin Health, 2019), and men older than 40 are three times as likely to experience complete ED than younger men. (The Journal of Urology, 1994)

ED Questions

Of course, the first and foremost question for men is, ‘what’s causing ED in my life and how can I resolve it’? There are many other questions that surround this particular question, and, depending on the patient’s particular physical, emotional, and medical challenges, will help in the diagnostic process. After determining the possible cause of ED, the natural questions are, ‘what can I do to solve the problem, how long does it take, how much does it cost, and how effective will it be’? Of course, the answers will be different for each patient, as well as the recommended range of treatments, and specialists will guide you through the treatment process.

Cause of ED

Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by physical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, post-op surgical conditions from prostate and bladder procedures, alcohol and drug use, and a range of emotional issues as well. Skilled specialists will conduct a thorough physical examination, and discuss your ED questions to find the particular cause of ED in your case. Once the possible causes are narrowed down, you are on your path to recovery and renewed vitality.

Understanding ED is the first step in resolving it. Consult with ED specialists at AUUA, and make your ED problems a thing of the past.