What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction -abbreviated as ED- occurs when a man is unable to obtain or maintain an erection. The condition makes it impossible for the man to have or finish sex. This condition was previously known as impotence. ED is very common. It affects about 30 million men in the United States. (NIH)
What is sexual dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction is a problem that can occur at any stage of the sexual response cycle, preventing people from experiencing sexual satisfaction. It is estimated that 43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of sexual dysfunction (Cleveland Clinic) It prevents people from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. There are several types of sexual dysfunctions: desire disorders, arousal disorders, orgasm disorders, and pain disorders. It has been estimated that the worldwide prevalence of ED will be 322 million cases by the year 2025 (NCBI) Men who are unable to maintain an erection or who have early, or premature, ejaculation are considered to have sexual dysfunction. Medical professionals consider these disorders to be common, despite the fact that the majority of them appear in patients after the age of 40 due to cellular decline and slowed metabolic rate associated with the aging process. Continue reading to learn more about the symptoms and complexities of erectile dysfunction causes.