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Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatments

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and who gets it?  

Erectile dysfunction is the persistent inability to get and maintain an erection. Are you worried about having ED? You’re not alone. ED is a very common condition; it is estimated that 1 out of 2 men above 40 years old experience some degree of erectile dysfunction 

Here’s a simple and reliable tool that you can use to assess erection hardness, which is known as the Erection Hardness Score. This Erection Hardness Score is based on the International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF).

What are the common causes of Erectile Dysfunction?  

Among the many causes of ED, factors such as unhealthy lifestyle habits and common comorbidities can lead to an increase in the likelihood of impotence in men.  

What is the impact of Erectile Dysfunction?  

Erectile dysfunction can impact many facets of life. Men who experience sexual dysfunction may suffer the effects of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. It can lead to a loss of intimacy in a man’s relationship with his spouse and negatively affects how he interacts with his friends and co-workers. Moreover, men with ED report higher productivity loss and activity impairment. If you are struggling with negative thoughts, you can reach out to our psychiatrists, who can help you tide through this.  

Can Erectile Dysfunction be cured?  

If you’re suffering from impotence, you’re probably confused and wondering “What’s going on?” and “Why is this happening to me?”. Having ED might be difficult to accept and embarrassing to ask for help. However, it is important to seek professional advice so that you can improve the overall quality of your life. Speak to our doctors in a safe space today – visit your nearest Healthway clinic here.

Alternatively, you may book a video tele-consultation with our doctor at the comfort and privacy of your home.  

Don’t be shy, our doctors are here to help! Here’s a quiz that you may like to take prior to your appointment at the ED clinic. You may click on the image below for clearer viewing. 

Source: Viatris