When a man has trouble achieving or maintaining an erection during sex, it is called erectile dysfunction (ED). While occasional difficulty in maintaining an erection is not a problem, if it occurs frequently and consistently, then it is a matter of concern. Due to this, the sex life of a man can be disrupted. Even men can be a victim of infertility. In such a situation, one should contact the doctor without delay and get it treated.

Today in this article we will try to know how common is the problem of erectile dysfunction and how to treat it -

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  1. What do experts say?
  2. When does the ED problem become serious?
  3. Treatment of erectile dysfunction
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for How common is erectile dysfunction?

Regarding this problem, experts say that ED is a common problem, but this problem also increases with increasing age. Some studies have found ED to be the most common type of sexual problem that affects men.

Scientific research conducted in 2018 estimated that about one-third of men are affected by ED. At the same time, according to scientific research of 2019, ED cases are between 3 percent to 76.5 percent worldwide.

In 1994, the Massachusetts Male Aging Study was conducted about ED. Although this study is very old, most of the scientists use this study. It was claimed in this study that about 52 percent of men face some form of ED. At the same time, between the age of 40 to 70, the cases of ED increase by about 5 to 15 percent.

Although the risk of ED increases with age, young men can also suffer from it. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine states that ED affects about 26 percent of men under the age of 40.

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If the problem of ED occurs occasionally, then it is not a matter of concern. The Cleveland Clinic estimates that if this problem is occurring repeatedly and continuously, then it can be a matter of concern. In this situation, there is a need to contact the doctor without delay.

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Erectile dysfunction is usually treated without medication. In such a situation, this problem can be solved by paying attention to the following things -

Better lifestyle

The main reasons behind ED are obesitydiabeteshigh BPheart disease, and metabolic syndrome. In such a situation, there is a need to fix these physical problems. For this, there is a need to do regular exercise, yoga, and meditation. Also, there is a need to stay away from alcohol and cigarettes.

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Seeing the seriousness of the patient, the doctor can also give some medicines. Avanafil, SildenafilTadalafil, and Vardenafil are common ED medicines. These medicines help in improving the blood flow in the penis. If the problem of ED is due to low testosterone, then the doctor may ask for testosterone replacement therapy.

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Psychological treatment

If one's ED is caused by a psychological problem such as stressdepressionpost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety, then talk therapy may be beneficial.

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Penis pump

A penis pump, or vacuum erection pump, is a tube that fits over the penis. This pump helps to build up an erection. This can be a better option for mild ED.

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Surgery is usually done only when other treatment options have not worked. The penile prosthesis can be used. In the prosthesis, an inflatable rod is placed in the middle of the penis.

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It is clear from this article that erectile dysfunction is not a serious problem, rather it is common. Any man of any age can be a victim of this, but in most cases, this problem is not serious and it gets cured on its own by taking some precautions. At the same time, in some cases, this problem occurs repeatedly and continuously, due to which this problem takes a serious form. In such a situation, it can be cured by making changes in lifestyle and taking medicines if needed. Hormone replacement therapy and surgery are required only in some cases.

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