Today it’s almost impossible to watch the evening news without seeing a commercial about erectile dysfunction management. This is hardly a surprise considering at least 10% of American men have ED, which is approximately 30 million people! However, you may not realize that although over 50% of men over the age of 40 suffer from ED, urologists also see men in their 20’s and 30’s with the condition every day. So what, exactly, causes ED and why does it become more common as we age?

 

 

Before we look at the most common causes, first let’s understand how we define erectile dysfunction. ED is the inability to achieve, maintain, or sustain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. ED can present itself in a variety of ways. In some men, they are unable to achieve an erection at all. Others are able to achieve an erection, but quickly lose that erection upon the initiation of sexual intercourse. In either case, the individual is unable to complete the act. These men often turn to erectile dysfunction medications that are inconvenient and have low satisfaction rates.

 

ED is caused by anything that negatively impacts the signals sent to tell the arteries in the penis to dilate. Causes can often include heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, and low testosterone. Treatments like medication, penis pumps, and penile injections have historically poor, painful or inconsistent results, which is why eWave is considered one of the most successful and effective erectile dysfunction solutions to come along in decades.

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