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What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called impotence, is defined as having a consistent problem getting and/or keeping an erection sufficient enough for you to complete sexual intercourse.

How many people have ED?
ED is a very common condition. An estimated 152 million men worldwide suffer from ED There is an estimated 30 million men in the United States alone. If you have erectile dysfunction or suspect that you do, you're one of millions of men around the world with this highly treatable condition.

Is it all in my Mind?
Although in the past ED was commonly believed to be due to psychological problems, it is now known that 80 to 90 percent of impotence is caused by physical conditions, usually related to the blood supply to the penis. While many advances have occurred in both the diagnosis and treatment of ED only a small percentage of men with erectile dysfunction are currently being treated. Fortunately, that's changing. Of all the options for men with Ed, Vacuum Therapy is still the safest, most reliable treatment and is covered by Medicare Causes of ED
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease & High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment (Radical Prostatectomy and/or Radiation)
  • Certain Prescription Medications
  • Smoking
  • Kidney disease
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Depression
Is ED a normal part of getting older?
As men age, men may notice that it takes longer to get an erection and that their erections may not be as hard as they used to be or that it takes longer to climax. These are normal changes related to aging and should not be confused with Impotence. ED is NOT a normal part of aging. If ED does occur, the good news is that it is highly treatable with Vacuum Therapy.

I've heard that some Pescription Medications can cause ED - is this true?
Yes, some Prescriptions Medications that taken for other reasons may cause erectile dysfunction. Medications used to treat high blood pressure, heart disease, allergies, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and ulcers can cause Erectile Dysfunction.

What else can cause ED?
Some "lifestyle habits" can affect healthy sexual function as well, i.e., smoking, drinking too much alcohol and obesity.

How can I prevent ED?
Taking very good care of your health and making life style changes will help in preventing ED.
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