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Erectile Dysfunction: What You Need To Know
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An evaluated 18-30 million American men are affected by tactile dysfunction.

Top 5 states with highest and lowest erectile dysfunction problems

Five states with lowest erectile dysfunction problems (i.e., state with the highest proportion of men in their 20’s and over, the age when erectile dysfunction issues are rarely observed)

  1. Colorado
  2. Florida
  3. Washington
  4. N. Carolina
  5. Virginia

Five states with the highest erectile dysfunction problems (i.e., state with the largest share of men in their 60’s and over, the age when erectile dysfunction issues are frequently observed)

  1. Florida
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Arizona
  4. Missouri
  5. Wisconsin

Top 5 reasons for Erectile Dysfunction

Diseases and injuries: diabetics, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, and atherosclerosis; spinal cord and brain traumas. Lifestyle: smoking, alcohol and drug abuse; being overweight and getting too little exercise. Medication: certain blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, and tranquilizers. Surgery and treatments: surgery, including treatments for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, or BPH can sometimes damage nerves and blood vessels near the penis. Psychological factors: stress, depression, poor self-esteem, and performance anxiety.

Percentage of men experiencing ED

20% by age 65 Requires treatment: failure to achieve an erection – more than 20% of the time

5 Facts on Erectile Dysfunction

16 million men in America have taken Viagra. 70% Of American causes of ED are caused by some underlying disease like kidney conditions. Smoking increases a man’s chance of developing ED by 50%. And the shocking estimate is that only 33% of men who have erectile dysfunction seek help and advice about their problems. It is thought that an erectile dysfunction causes the breakdown of 20% of all relationships.

3 Types of Erectile Dysfunction

Psychological. ED caused by a nonphysical problem, such as guilt, low self-esteem, anxiety, and other mental erection blocks. Priapism is a constant, usually sore, erection that continues for more than 4 hours and happens without sexual stimulation. Peyronie’s disease is induced by seam tissue, called plaque, which constitute along the length of the penis in the corpora cavernosa.

Careers most likely to cause problems with sexual health

Taking into consideration that no one career leads directly to physical causes of impotence ( like diseases and injuries), here the main matter is in psychological factors. Various careers can cause a high level of stress, depression, and anxiety that consequently lead to lifestyle changes (more smoking and/or drinking to avoid stress) and antidepressant abuse. High levels of depression:

  • nurses, food service/waiting staff,
  • social workers,
  • healthcare workers,
  • creative people (artists, entertainers).

High levels of stress:

  • miner,
  • enlisted soldier,
  • firefighter,
  • airline pilot,
  • Police Officer.

Treatments for ED

  • Injections. Injecting medication directly into the penis.
  • Sex therapy. Counseling to treat sexual problems that are often psychological.
  • Lifestyle changes. Giving up smoking, losing weight, and exercising more often can help by improving blood flow.
  • Oral medication. The first-line treatment of erectile dysfunction consists of a trial of PDE5 inhibitor drugs, first of which was sildenafil or Viagra; this class of drugs also includes Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, and Stendra. There is also such drug as Cyvita.
  • Vacuum devices. Cylinders and pumps make a vacuum to assist the penis to become erect; the band or constriction ring is used to support the erection.

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One comment on “Erectile Dysfunction: What You Need To Know

  1. avatar Reply Peter Apr 22,2015 2:36 pm

    I heard that vacuum pumps can not only help to treat erectile dysfunction, but also can increase the size of the penis

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