Erectile dysfunction, commonly called impotence, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough for sexual activity. Arousal in men is caused by a number of factors involving the brain, hormones, nerves, and blood vessels. The main problem is not having enough blood flow to the penis. The most common causes are physical and include heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, and side effects of certain medications.

Little Known Facts About ED

Erectile dysfunction is quite common in men as they age, and affects about 30 million men in the United States alone. By the time men reach the age of 75 over half will be diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. Research has also shown that men with gum disease are more likely to have impotence as the bacteria can get into the blood and impair the penis’s functioning. It is worth noting that if impotence occurs only once in a while it is not considered ED. Some common emotional causes for not being able to achieve or maintain an erection could be stress, relationship problems, performance anxiety, or fatigue. If the problem persists for weeks or months, however, then a doctor may make a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction.

ED Shouldn’t Be a Taboo Subject

Due to the sensitive nature of the condition as well as embarrassment many of us refuse to talk about ED. We think of the issue as off limits and taboo and so the problem gets swept under the rug. This is a huge mistake and we need to realize there is nothing to be ashamed of. To find a solution to the problem we need to discuss different solutions that are available to us.

The main purpose of National Impotence Day is to raise awareness of impotence not just among the public but among health care professionals who may not be used to diagnosing it. With the free flow of information, more men will be able to seek the help they need.

Treatment Options

Most treatment options involve taking drugs that will stimulate blood flow to the penis. While these drugs can be effective at treating the symptoms of impotence they can also have side effects. Some of the most common ones include blurred vision, headache, and upset stomach. However, our clinic’s approach is to cure erectile dysfunction. We use regenerative medicine treatments and/or low level shock wave therapy treatment for our patients with ED. These procedures do not rely on drugs and are not invasive. We treat erectile dysfunction in a completely comfortable and effective way that does not interrupt your daily life.

Impotence is a common issue that deserves to be talked about freely and openly. There is nothing wrong with having it and the treatment options available in our clinic can greatly increase your quality of life. For more information, please call us at 1.800.831.2234.