Erectile dysfunction in young men: causes and cures
Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction in young men: causes and cures

It is well known that erectile dysfunction, one of the most common sexual disorders among men, is more prevalent in adult elderly than in young men. However, this does not mean that its occurrence in younger people should go be neglected. According to the University of Wisconsin report, there is an approximate correlation between the percent of men who suffer from average to moderate erectile dysfunction and age.

To be more precise, it is estimated that about 50% of men between the ages of 50 and 60 and 60% of men from 60 to 70 suffer from an average form of erectile dysfunction. Nevertheless, a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggested that erectile dysfunction is more common than what we think even in young men. In fact, the authors of the work observed that 26% of young adults (under 40) suffer from erectile dysfunction, and half of these cases were classified as severe.

However, only 40% of those over 40 were considered to have the severe form of the disorder. One of the hypotheses put forward by the researchers to explain this, which is yet to be verified, could be due the fact that younger men lead, on average, a less healthy lifestyle (especially in terms of alcohol consumption, smoking and drugs) that those who are older.

The causes of the disorder can be physical (usually due to cardiovascular problems, hypertension, diabetes, obesity or hormonal problems) or psychological (linked to depression, fear, stress, or performance anxiety). Fortunately, there are many cures available to treat erectile dysfunction depending on what causes the problem to present. In particular, one can adopt a healthier lifestyle or turn to drug therapy or psychotherapy.

It is important to remember, especially in younger patients, that even though erectile dysfunction is a difficult disorder to talk about, it is absolutely necessary to break the stigma, put aside modesty and embarrassment, to open up to one’s partner and most importantly to speak with a doctor or a specialist as this disorder could be a sign of other health problems. Addressing it with your doctor will lead to the fastest and most satisfying results.

HFTHQ 20-50
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