Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Impotence, also referred to as Erectile Dysfunction (ED), is defined as the inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for intercourse.
The Massachusetts Male Aging Study of 1994 and other similar later studies revealed that more than 52% of all men over the age of 40 experience some degree of ED. The percentage men with this problem increases with age starting with approximately 40% at the age of 40 increasing to approximately 70% at the age of 70.
This finding therefore implies that having some degree of
erection problems after the age of 40 is quite common.
The causes for ED are varied but usually fall within one of the following categories:
- Vascular diseases and hypertension
- Prostate cancer
- Certain prescription drugs
- Excessive smoking or drinking
- Neurological diseases
- Pelvic surgery and spinal cord injuries
- Psychological issues
By not seeking medical help for erection problems, millions of men are causing unnecessary damage to their most important relationships. Fortunately, misperceptions about ED are changing rapidly, and never before has there been such a choice of treatments available.
Common Invasive Treatments for Erection Problems
The most common intrusive treatments are:
- Medication - in the form of injections, urethral inserts, creams and pills.
- Surgery - typically in the form of penile prosthesis implants.
Although successful to varying degrees, these methods are normally quite expensive and can present some considerable health risks. They can therefore only be prescribed / performed by trained physicians.
A very effective, more affordable, non-invasive method of treatment of ED is Vacuum Therapy.
Vacuum Therapy enjoys increasing popularity and is considered by many medical specialists as the first line of treatment for erection problems due to its positive benefits. In many cases Vacuum Therapy is the only treatment available to men who do not want to, or simply cannot use the medication or employ the even more invasive surgical measures. Vacuum Therapy is suitable for most men and can be applied to virtually any patient, regardless of the causes of their problem.
The appealing benefits of Vacuum Therapy are:
- Safest of all treatments
- Vacuum Therapy can be used for penile rehabilitation pre- and post- radical prostatectomy
- Can be used in conjunction with other treatments
- Non-invasive treatment
- Excellent sexual confidence builder
- High success (96% plus) and partner satisfaction rate
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