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Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

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These two little words are typically not the easiest for a man to say let alone admit he is experiencing. However, this once taboo subject is nothing to be embarrassed about anymore and if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, you are not alone. The sooner you ask for help, the sooner you and your partner can get back to enjoying a healthy sex life.

It is estimated that more than 18 million men in America over the age of 20 suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). In the population of men over 65 years of age, nearly 15% to 25% suffer from ED and many more will experience it at some point in their lifetime.

While statistically the number of men experiencing ED increases with age, it doesn’t mean it has to be a part of aging.

While there is currently no “cure” for ED, there are many prescription drugs including VIAGRA®, CIALIS® and LEVITRA® that can help treat you treat your ED symptoms and get you back on track for a healthy sex life. These drugs help blood flow to the penis resulting in an erection that is hard enough for penetration and will last long enough for sexual intercourse.

First, it is important to understand exactly what erectile dysfunction is. ED is defined as the continued difficultly or all together inability to get or maintain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Some men are able to get an erection for a short amount of time but it is not hard enough for penetration while others are not able to achieve one at all.

ED can be the result of a wide variety of factors ranging from psychological to medical complications. If you are suffering from ED, an erectile dysfunction panel can help rule out serious medical complications that may be contributing to your ED. As far as being diagnosed with ED, you can speak with your physician or complete an online diagnostic assessment to help discover what treatment options are best for you.