What is Erectile Dysfunction?
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
Although the effectiveness of our vascular or circulatory system does decrease with age — the reason older people get colder easier and can’t exercise at the same levels as their younger days — it doesn’t need to also spell the end of your sex life.
Yes, erectile dysfunction. While a lack of the same kind of erections you had when you were 25 now that you’re 60 is to be expected, erectile dysfunction can also be a sign of other problems.
Erectile dysfunction is one sign of low testosterone. We treat low testosterone at Infinity Health & Wellness.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Manual sexual arousal isn’t simply circulation, although poor circulation will surely impact a person’s ability to get and maintain an erection. Male arousal involves the bran, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. A problem with any of these, coupled with stress or mental health issues and a person can have erectile dysfunction.
Physical issues can be behind the problem:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Certain prescription medications
- Peyronie’s disease (scar tissue inside the penis)
- Sleep disorders
- Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
Medications are successful for many men with erectile dysfunction. Heavily advertised options are Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra), and Avanafil (Stendra). All four of these medications enhance the erects of nitric oxide in the body to increase blood flow.
At Infinity Health & Wellness, we also treat ED with testosterone replacement. The condition can be caused by low testosterone levels.
If you’re suffering from ED, call us at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305, and let’s see how we can help.
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