Erectile Dysfunction

Definition and facts

Erectile Dysfunction (shortened as ED) is without a doubt, the most common sex problem affecting many men, both young and old. Reports show that over 5 million men report symptoms of ED to their doctors, annually. The increase in the number of men facing this problem has led to the breeding of too many fallacies and untruthful myths about ED. In the real sense, erectile dysfunction can be treated, it isn’t something that you have to let weigh you down.


So, here are some facts that you need to know about erectile dysfunction, and how you can go about seeking treatment if you are suffering from ED yourself.

Erectile Dysfunction Definition & Facts
In the simplest terms, erectile dysfunction is a state of situation where a man is unable to get or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse to occur. However, due to pretty different reasons, a man may experience erectile problems from time to time; it becomes a concern when it keeps happening all the time you want to have sex. Thus, ED is the progressive inability to maintain a hard enough erection for sexual intercourse.


Facts About Erectile Dysfunction


  • Erectile dysfunction is not a terminal health situation; it is curable and you may even need to take drugs for the treatment.
  • ED can occur as side effects from taking a particular medication, so, stopping the medication might cause it to stop, but you need to hear your doctor’s opinion first.
  • Older men are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction due to weak immune systems and muscles.
  • ED treatment is personalized; apparently, two different men suffering from this health condition may never get the same treatment.
  • An underlying disease or illness can cause ED; in that case, you need to treat the sickness, and that could be the end of you experiencing ED.
  • Someone suffering from ED can sometimes get an erection, but it won’t last long for enjoyable sex.
  • Erectile Dysfunction is sometimes referred to as “Impotency.”
  • Reports have it that about 30 million men in the United States are struggling with erectile dysfunction.


How To Treat Erectile Dysfunction

If you keep noticing the signs and symptoms of ED, you need to talk to your doctor or an experienced men’s health therapist. Erectile dysfunction treatment is personalized – based on the cause. You need to meet a therapist, or doctor that treats men’s health to get tailored guidelines on how best to treat the problem. Erectile Dysfunction can occur due to anxiety, depression, guilt, excessive alcohol or tobacco intake, smoking, hard drugs, etc.

What More?
The thought of not being able to have sex, or satisfy your partner due to erectile dysfunction can be traumatizing. Although it can be difficult discussing sexual inabilities with someone else, you really should seek help from a professional doctor, who will keep your discussions private, while recommending the best therapy or treatment for your ED situation. Gulf Coast Men’s Clinic’s team are experts in treating erectile dysfunction and other related men’s health conditions.