Updated: Nov 6
Did you know November is National Impotency Awareness Month? This month is dedicated to shed light on a taboo topic that can effect men and women on an intimate level. This month, I will discuss what is erectile dysfunction, how to overcome, and ways to have a healthy sex life.
WHAT IS ED? WHAT IS IMPOTENCY?
Erectile dysfunction or impotency is the inability to keep and maintain a firm erection. Having erection trouble from time to time isn't necessarily a cause for concern. If erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, however, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.
What are the symptoms?
Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include persistent:
Trouble getting an erection
Trouble keeping an erection
Reduced sexual desire
what are the causes?
What makes a man impotent?
This health condition usually affects older males but can also affect younger men especially if they have an underlying medical condition that causes an inability to maintain erections. There are also psychological factors that can affect a man’s ability to get an erection.
In most cases, erectile dysfunction (impotence) occurs when blood flow to the penis is restricted. Several health conditions are linked to erectile dysfunction. These include:
Spinal cord injury
Other causes of impotence also include psychological factors like stress, anxiety, and depression. Having low testosterone levels can also lead to impotence and may require hormone replacement therapy.
who does it effect?
Studies show that approximately 40% of men are affected by impotence at age 40 and nearly 70% of men are affected at age 70. If you feel like you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction and you’re not sure what’s triggering it, it’s best if you seek medical advice from sexual health professionals so they can provide health information and discuss the right treatment options for you.
Each week in November, I share information regarding erectile dysfunction. I'll even share recipes to help if you suffer from ED or how to avoid ED.
Next week, " Risks Involved with ED in younger men".