Male Sexual Dysfunction
Although there are many men who will never experience what it is like to have sexual difficulties, 10 to 20 million men in the United States currently suffer from erectile dysfunction.
As men get older the chance for erectile dysfunction increases.
- 1 in 20 men will experience a problem gaining an erection after the age of 40.
- Males 65 and older will have a 15 to 25 percent chance of losing the ability to gain or sustain an erection.
Erection – When a man is sexually stimulated the arteries in the penis dilate and allow an increased blood flow to the penis that causes the tissue to become engorged.
When something in the physical process shuts down – so does the erection. Men who cannot achieve or sustain an erection may harbor feelings of shame and failure.
When a physical problem has been ruled out he needs to consider that there is some type of mental block that has taken over his ability to achieve an erection.
Erectile Dysfunction – The inability to achieve or sustain an erection sufficient enough for vaginal penetration.
- Vascular disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Side effect from taking certain medications
- Alcoholism or substance abuse
- Neurological disorders and other medical conditions that might have caused trauma to the pelvis or spinal cord
- Peyronie’s disease (build up of scar tissue on the penis)
- Emotional issues
- Conditions associated with aging
Medical Treatment Options for Men