What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

With so many men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), it is no surprise that this condition has a wide range of potential causes. That said, 80 percent of erectile dysfunction cases are due to poor blood flow, and when this condition is properly addressed, normal penile function may be restored.

Erectile Dysfunction and Poor Blood Flow

If the penis does not receive sufficient blood flow, achieving and sustaining an erection may be difficult or impossible. Poor blood flow can happen if blood vessels are damaged, destroyed, or narrowed, any of which can happen for a number of reasons. Many factors which may decrease penile blood flow are listed below.

Medical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

The following medical conditions are factors known to contribute to erectile dysfunction:

  • Poor circulation
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep apnea
  • Obesity
  • Peyronie’s Disease (scar tissue causing a bent penis)

While some of these conditions may be avoided by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, many may be outside your control. If you are dealing with any of these medical conditions in addition to erectile dysfunction, they may be contributing to your ED. By taking steps to ensure that you receive a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment for your other medical conditions, you can minimize your risk of erectile dysfunction.

Other Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction may also be caused by any of the following:

  • Poor diet
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Cycling, horseback riding, and other similar “sitting” activities
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Certain medications

Taking care to live an active and healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of ED and may also significantly improve your quality of life. If you believe one or more medications you are taking could be causing your erectile dysfunction, talk with your doctor about whether you may be able to switch to another medication. It is not recommended that you change medications on your own or make significant lifestyle changes (such as starting a new diet or exercise regimen) without talking to your doctor.

Getting Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

There are many treatments for erectile dysfunction, all with varying success rates. GAINSWave® is an all-natural, non-surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction that has been proven to produce effective results in over 75 percent of patients. This treatment focuses on stimulating better blood flow to the penile area so that men can have firmer, longer-lasting erections. Unlike many ED medications, GAINSWave® has no negative interactions, no side effects, and will not conflict with treatment for other medical treatments. With GAINSWave®, men can reduce or even eliminate erectile dysfunction for up to 2 or 3 years before retreatment may be needed to maintain your quality of life.

To learn more about GAINSWave® treatment for erectile dysfunction, call (407) 212-9532 or contact Dr. Eisenbrown online today.

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