Erectile dysfunction is a health condition that affects millions of men all over the world. In US alone there are about 30 million men diagnosed with this condition, and it’s very likely that the number is even higher including those who didn’t address a doctor because of ED. This health problem primarily affects men of older age, however there are people in their 20’s and 30’s dealing with ED as well. It is not an age related condition as it was believed earlier and numerous recent studies have shown that erectile dysfunction is not a health condition on its own.
Instead, erectile dysfunction is a symptom to more complicated health conditions that the patient can be unaware of. Erectile problems never take place in a perfectly healthy body unless there are some physical deformities that don’t allow the patient to have erections at all. There are many different conditions that can actually trigger erectile dysfunction and doctors usually distinct two groups of factors: psychological and physiological. Psychological problems that are known to cause ED include stress, mental illness, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and lack of rest. Physiological conditions that affect erection include hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, medication side effects and many others. And in order to get proper treatment you have to work with your doctor and identify the exact cause behind ED in your case.
There are different treatment options for erectile dysfunction these days and choosing the right one depends on what is the cause behind the problems. Popular drugs like Cialis work in most cases of physiologically induced impotence while aren’t very efficient with psychological issues. Group therapy can be more effective for mentally induced impotence than Cialis but if you have diabetes that won’t help much. So make sure to discuss this with your doctor in order to get the right treatment.