Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection firm enough for sex. ED is one of the most common sexual health issues, with 40 million men in the US experiencing ED; 1 in 4 of them by the age of 30.
Causes of erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is related to issues with nerves, blood flow, and hormones, and can be caused by both physical and psychological factors. If a persistent erection problem occurs, it’s important to consult a doctor as it could be caused by a serious medical condition.
These are some of the most common physical ED causes:
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Prostate cancer treatment
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Tobacco, alcohol, or drug use
- Some prescription drugs
- Nerve and brain disorders
- Pelvic injuries and surgical complications
- Hormonal disorders
- Peyronie disease
Psychological ED factors range from treatable mental health issues, to common, day-to-day emotional states. Some of the psychological causes for ED include:
- Low self esteem or body image
- Relationship issues
- Fear of intimacy
ED treatment options
Erectile dysfunction is common, and treatable. Unfortunately, some ED treatment options, like prescription drugs, can have serious side effects like headaches, body aches, digestive issues, hearing loss, and vision loss. Other ED treatment options like vacuum pumps or constriction devices can cause pain and bruising. They can also be awkward to use and disrupt moments of intimacy.
Giddy was created to address the current lack of treatment options available to men and their partners experiencing erectile dysfunction. Giddy is an FDA Registered Class II Medical device developed to treat ED. Giddy is a patented ED treatment that address both the physical and mental causes of erectile dysfunction so that men can safely and confidently treat their ED.
Living with erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction can be a serious obstacle for men whether they’re single and dating, or in a relationship. For many men, ED is emasculating, can damage their confidence, and can lead to feelings of guilt, depression, and anxiety.
A common misconception about ED is that it occurs when a man isn’t attracted to his partner. Because of misconceptions like these, it’s important for men and their partners to communicate with each other about ED. There are online resources for ED that can help singles and couples stay educated about ED symptoms, causes, and treatments.
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