Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the medical term used when a man has difficulty getting and keeping an erection.

Whilst it is normal for this to happen from time to time (for example, as a result of stress or tiredness), you should speak to a doctor if it starts to happen regularly.

If you feel that you are having trouble with your erections more than half of the time, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction.

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Erectile dysfunction is most common in men aged between 40 and 70.

According to a recent study, one third to one half of all men in this age group have experienced the symptoms of erectile dysfunction at least once.

Younger men can also suffer from erectile dysfunction. Often anxiety, a lack of confidence or nervousness causes this. Drinking and drug abuse also contribute to erectile difficulties in the short term and the long term.
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You may find that you feel sad and depressed as a result of erectile dysfunction. Alternatively, depression could be causing your erectile difficulties. Speak to a doctor if you are worried about this.

Erectile dysfunction can sometimes be a sign that you have an underlying health problem, such as a problem with your heart or circulatory system, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, you should discuss your symptoms with your GP or consult your online doctor. Whether you require further check-ups or medical treatment depends on your general physical and mental health. If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, don’t ignore your symptoms. Erectile dysfunction can put psychological strain on patients, resulting in low self-esteem, depression and relationship issues, all of which can worsen the problem.