Step up to the plate. Some issues that are hard to talk about. But if you’re concerned about ED (erectile dysfunction), it’s time to talk to a primary care provider. At Men’s Health, we are focused on men’s issues, like ED.
Occasional ED isn’t uncommon. In fact, many men experience it from time to time. ED is simply the inability of a man to either attain or maintain an erection sufficient for intercourse. It’s frequent ED that can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. You may have ED if you frequently have trouble getting an erection or maintaining an erection during sex.
What causes ED?
The most frequent cause of ED is poor circulation to the penis, known as atherosclerosis. But other common causes include:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Tobacco use
- Certain prescription medications
- Sleep disorders
Treatment for ED
Treatment for ED will depend on the underlying cause. It may include testosterone replacement therapy or medication in addition to lifestyle changes, for example, weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, and avoiding alcohol.
We’re in your corner
ED can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment. At Men’s Health, we’ll help you tackle difficult-to-face medical concerns. Targeting men’s issues is what we do.