Whether it is discussed openly or not, impotence weighs upon many gents in the UK. Related articles Erectile dysfunction and thinning hair: How to tackle health Experts estimate a significant 40 per cent of men over 40 and 70 per cent of men aged over 70 are plagued by erectile dysfunction.
There are a variety of treatments available - from gels to pumps to a simple dose of Vitamin D. GETTY Stress and anxiety have long been associated with decreased sexual performance or libido But there are hidden factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction that many lads will be surprised to learn.
If prevention really is the best medicine, gents may want to take note of the top 10 things that can affect their erection. Penile fractures are more common that most people realise and are not only extremely painful, but can cause erectile dysfunction too. Health experts warn an imbalanced diet will lead to weight gain, which in turn lowers testosterone levels.
As testosterone is the most important hormone when it comes to desire and performance, overweight men struggle more when it comes to sex. Anti-depressants Sexual dysfunctions are an unfortunate side-effect of this medication. Specific difficulties may include taking longer to get an erection or difficulty maintaining it, difficulty having an orgasm or problems with ejaculation.
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With a little experimentation and open discussion, most couples, whether gay or straight, will be able to find positions that are comfortable and enjoyable for both partners. Low self-esteem Men with a poor body image have been found to struggle achieving and maintaining an erection. Researchers from the University of Southern California also found men below the age of 40 who had low self-esteem also suffered from sexual anxiety.
Strain within the relationship One of the more difficult causes of ED to diagnose is issues within a relationship. Men will often struggle to get intimate if there is anger, conflict or depression associated with their partner. Sugar The sweet poison has an endless list of health impacts and for diabetics, sexual dysfunction is one of them.
Honorary Professor of KEM hospital in Mumbai Dr Rajan Bhonsle said almost 55 per cent of diabetics suffer from erectile dysfunction and the remaining 45 per cent will often experience difficulty in that department.