Erectile dysfunction: the causes and treatment…

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common condition, with one in five men over 40 having an erection issue. Males often experience ED as they get older, however this can also be present in younger, healthy men.

What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?

ED is usually a symptom of an underlying physical and/or psychological issue, however, sometimes there can be no clear reason. The key causes include:

  • Consumption of alcohol, medications, and drugs.
  • Issues with blood vessels and reduced blood flow – which can be caused by conditions such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea and diabetes.
  • Psychological issues, for example stress or anxiety.


Treatment options

The condition can be managed; however, treatment will be different depending on the underlying cause of the condition.

Oral medication typically helps to improve symptoms for most males, however for those who don’t have success with oral medication, further treatments are available including penile injections, vacuum pumps and surgery.

Speak to your GP or pharmacist if you have concerns about ED – and learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment options available.

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Reference: Healthy Male Andrology Australia. Erectile dysfunction.