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At What Age Does Erectile Dysfunction Occur?

July 2, 2019

Although most men will experience problems getting or keeping an erection at some point, a single occurrence may not be due to the onset of a medical problem. When the penis does not get enough blood to produce an erection that is capable of sexual intercourse, the condition is referred to as erectile dysfunction. For regular sufferers of ED, this can affect the man's ability to sustain an active sex life causing them and their partner frustration and embarrassment.

A research study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine discovered that erectile dysfunction is common in older men. When sexual function starts to decrease around age 50, there is often an inability for a man to attain or maintain an erection that provides sexual satisfaction for both partners. In the past, doctors tended to blame erectile dysfunction on psychological factors in older men. However, urologists now say that physical factors are perhaps the root cause of ninety percent of persistent cases of ED.

Although ED is not as commonly seen in younger men, it can affect about 25 percent of men under the age of 40. Nonetheless, only about 5 percent of all men under age 40 have complete erectile dysfunction. Regardless of age, if erectile dysfunction is caused by poor lifestyle decisions, it may be possible to reduce, eliminate or reverse the symptoms by making lifestyle changes as well as using a functional approach to dietary intake. Nonetheless, even if a man thinks he knows the cause of his ED, he should schedule an exam for a formal diagnosis and treatment therapy.

While age increases the risk for erectile dysfunction, aging does not necessarily mean a man will develop ED, so the inability to maintain an erection is not always age-related. A study at the University of Wisconsin found that 26 percent of men under 40 had ED. Almost half of these younger men had severe erectile dysfunction, which is more than what was observed in older men. Researchers also noted that younger men with ED were more likely to smoke cigarettes or use illicit drugs. Fact is erectile dysfunction has multiple physical and psychological causes, and in some cases, is indicative of a serious health problem.

Since there is currently no cure for ED, timely interventions to restore normal sexual functions can be crucial to preventing progression of the condition. Regardless of your age, if you are ready for a safe alternative to the "Little Blue Pill", TEXT the word "ed" to 21000 to learn more about your options at NJ GAINSWave Therapy.

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