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Erectile dysfunction in young men

If your erectile dysfunction problem is causing you to feel alone and in despair, take comfort in the fact that 1 in 10 men in the UK have experienced the same trauma at some point in their lives and understand exactly what you're going through. Scientific research shows that approximately half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have erection problems and roughly 7 in 10 men aged 70 and above suffer from this common male sexual disorder too. Although it can strike at any age, the facts indicate that erectile dysfunction is less prevalent in younger men. The impotence problem you are struggling with now is probably psychologically-induced, which means it may be caused by anxiety, depression, a lack of sexual experience or stress related erectile dysfunction.

Fortunately, erectile dysfunction in younger men may go away of its own accord as more sexual confidence is acquired. To know for sure whether your condition is associated with psychological factors, arrange a check-up with your doctor who will check for health problems and diagnose your condition.

Risk factors of erectile dysfunction in younger men

The risk factors that should be modified in an attempt to prevent erectile dysfunction in young and older men include:

Smoking – it almost doubles your chance of erectile dysfunction developing in men, young and old. Young men who smoke have a much greater risk of developing erectile dysfunction by middle age compared with non-smokers.

High blood pressure – if you know you have high blood pressure it is important that you have it checked by your doctor or nurse at least once a year. You should also have regular checks if you suffer from high cholesterol.

Inactivity – to prevent the risk of erectile dysfunction in young and older men doctors recommend doing moderate physical activity on most days of the week for at least 30 minutes. Try to combine physical activity with a healthy eating plan.

Diabetes - regulating blood sugar level and blood pressure can help to minimise the impact of diabetes on the blood vessels. Take measurements daily to track your progress.

Treatment for erectile dysfunction in young men

Your doctor is more likely to refer you to a specialist if your erectile dysfunction is associated with the following:

  • A hormonal problem
  • Circulatory problems
  • Your condition started after an injury

Erectile dysfunction medication on prescription works by increasing the blood flow to your penis. They achieve this by affecting cGMP, the chemical involved in widening the blood vessels when a man is sexually aroused. The three erectile dysfunction medications young men can ask for are Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. A single tablet is taken 30 minutes prior to sex and can last for up to several hours.

You can obtain these three erectile dysfunction treatments at 121doc today by completing an online consultation with a GMC qualified doctor.

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