Most men may experience some form of ED from time to time. Regular or repeated inability to have or maintain an erection for sexual activity is the defining character of ED.
Common causes of ED include emotional or health problems that restrict the blood flow to the penis. Nerve damage is also a common cause of ED.
Some things that can increase the chances of getting ED (known as risk factors) are:
While ED is more common in men aged in their 60’s than in their 40’s/ Age is not considered a common cause of ED but can increase the risk. ED is considered an early indicator of an underlining health problem. Seeking help early from a health care provider can increase your chance of treatment success and finding the root cause of the problem.
Many health issues can reduce blood flow into the penis, such as heart disease, high blood sugar (diabetes), and smoking.
A man with this problem cannot keep an erection because blood does not stay trapped in the penis. This condition can occur in men of any age.
Certain diseases, injury or surgery in the pelvic area can harm nerves in the penis.
Since you need also need psychological stimulation along with physician stimulation to achieve an erection, the following issues can also be causes of ED.