What Causes Erectile Dysfunction: Top 10 Common Reasons

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction: Top 10 Common Reasons

Are you finding that when it comes to sex, you are struggling to produce or maintain an erection? Maybe you completely lose it before completing intercourse? Is this affecting your confidence? Or putting a strain on your relationships?

Sound like you? You’re not the only one! Erectile Dysfunction is reported to affect over 50% of those over 40 and 79% of obese men … ED is common and it’s definitely not the end of your sex life.

Every day we are contacted by hundreds of Aussie men, from all walks of life, who struggle with ED. They confidentially confess their fears and share some of the tricky situations they find themselves in – some of the most common words we hear are ‘‘I don’t know what to do – I can’t help it’’

Fear not! We know how to quickly tackle ED. We have helped thousands of men overcome this issue. When our Doctors are taking care of patients with ED, they consider various risk factors including whether you smoke, any stresses, your weight and general wellbeing. Every customer is treated on a case-by-case basis, with no two treatment plans being the same.

Check out the 10 causes of ED, as outlined by healthcare professionals. Be sure to take note of any that apply to you.

Health Issues That Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction

  • High blood pressure
    High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is one of the most common conditions that leads to erectile dysfunction. The heart becomes overworked which contributes to hardening and narrowing of the blood vessels, the restricted blood flow adversely impacts erectile function.
  • High cholesterol
    Excess cholesterol builds up in arteries and blood vessels, creating a plaque that constricts passages and chokes off the flow of blood. Diminished circulation to the penis creates the likelihood of erectile dysfunction.
  • Diabetes
    Excessive levels of sugar in the bloodstream cause a host of serious health problems, among them damage to blood vessels and the nerve endings that regulate circulatory function. Blood flow in people living with diabetes can be inefficient, leading to problems with erections.

Certain other common health difficulties have the added effect of contributing to erectile dysfunction:

  • Spinal injury
    Trauma to the spinal nerves can have a debilitating effect on erectile function.
  • Neurological ailments
    Multiple sclerosis, stroke, and other neurological ailments can cause erectile dysfunction as a side effect. Surgery or medications intended to treat these problems can have an equally disruptive effect on the ability to produce and maintain an erection.
  • Hormone imbalance
    Certain health problems that affect the balance of hormones in the body, including kidney and liver disease can disrupt the ability to achieve an erection.
  • Mental health challenges
    Further complicating the issue is medications prescribed to treat these problems which may contribute to actual physical inability to achieve an erection.

Lifestyle Choices That Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Lifestyle choices can also be to blame for erectile dysfunction:

  • Smoking
    There are many health-related reasons to quit smoking, one being that smoking can interfere with erectile function. Smoking damages blood vessels, replicating the trauma that can result from serious illnesses involving the circulatory system.
  • Drinking alcohol
    Drinking heavily fatigues blood vessels, causing them to be damaged or to harden and constrict.
  • Obesity
    Being overweight directly impacts circulatory function and efficiency; it also can indirectly cause erectile dysfunction, by causing many of the health problems listed above.

If you don’t take control of erectile dysfunction, erectile dysfunction will take control of you, along with your most important personal relationships. ED is not something you suffer alone, it’s also terribly damaging to partners. Erectile Dysfunction can and has destroyed relationships.

Men’s Health Clinic has grown to become the number one resource for successfully diagnosing and treating ED for Australian men. We can help you overcome this issue as soon as possible. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions and we will endeavour to design a treatment that will be most effective for you and your circumstances – because that is what we find will help set you on a better path to more confidence with your partner in the bedroom.

Do you want to overcome ED for good? Be sure to contact our team of experts today for a erectile dysfunction treatment. We look forward to putting you on the path to a better sex life!

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