Common ED Myths: Busted

Most people head to the Internet for answers when they encounter a health problem or when something just doesn’t feel right. Unfortunately, a lot of false information can make its way around news sites and discussion boards, causing assumptions and self-diagnosis that are simply incorrect. With so many factors playing into Erectile Dysfunction, it’s easy for the truth to get lost when trying to find answers for your health problems. That’s why we’re here to bust (and confirm) some common ED myths:

  1. ED only affects older menMYTH. Despite age being the most common and significant factor for the almost 52% of men who suffer from ED, it can occur in men of all ages. According to a study in the American Journal of Medicine, “15% of men [ages 20 to 39] have difficulty with their erections at least occasionally during sex.”
  2. It’s all mental — Most likely a MYTH. Psychological factors such as stress, guilt, or embarrassment do play a role in erectile dysfunction, though it’s more likely that there’s a physical reason things aren’t going great down there.  
  3. All treatment is the same MYTH. KwikMed offers a variety of ED medication such as Viagra, Levitra, Stendra, and more. Though these medications are similar, the level of effectiveness and benefits may vary depending on your lifestyle or severity of your erectile dysfunction. Speak to a one of our U.S. licensed physicians to see which option may be best for you.
  4. Smoking will affect your ED TRUTH. Lifestyle habits such as smoking, poor dieting, and excessive drinking can all contribute to your erectile dysfunction. According to Men’s Health, making certain decisions like “cutting down on booze can also improve erections. It helps the vessels in your body rush blood to your penis, keeping it there so you can perform.” Keeping your overall health in check can have a positive impact on your ED symptoms.
  5. ED is not dangerous  — It depends. Erectile dysfunction is common and for many, is harmless and can be easily treated. Unfortunately, it can also be a sign of more serious health problems related to your vascular health, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Rule out any of these bigger health issues by consulting with your physician if you’re having trouble getting or maintaining an erection.

Whether you think you’re too young or too healthy to have ED, there’s always a root to the problem. Always consult your physician to make sure there aren’t other serious health factors contributing to your erectile dysfunction, or head to KwikMed to see which medication is best for you: