5 Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

November 10, 2016 3:28 AM

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“Erectile Dysfunction” is a condition that can have many causes.

“ED,” it’s two little letters that strike fear into the hearts of most men. As you probably know, ED stands for “erectile dysfunction.” The condition is sometimes, but rarely still referred to as impotence.

However, no matter what you call it, it is something that most men hope they will never face, as the ability to achieve and maintain an erection is most often equated with virility and “manhood.”

There are many common causes of ED, both physical and psychological. As you can see from the following list, many of them can be avoided or controlled to minimize the risks. The good news is, despite the cause, in most cases there are safe and effective ED treatments available.

  1. Heart Disease – There are a number of physical conditions that fall under the broad umbrella of heart disease or cardio-vascular disease, which can cause or contribute to ED. These include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. Though technically not heart disease, many men with heart disease are also at increased risk of diabetes. Men with diabetes also may suffer with ED.
  2. Stress and Anxiety – Stress, anxiety and other negative emotional states such as depression, can all contribute to sexual dysfunction in men.
  3. Hormonal Imbalances – There are several brain chemicals and hormones that influence a man’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection. Some of these hormones such as testosterone, naturally diminish with age. Others may be affected by certain medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or problems with the pituitary gland.
  4. Injury – Injuries to the genital area are more common than you might think. Direct trauma to the testes or penis can lead to some forms of ED, as well as indirect injuries to the pelvic region or lower spinal cord.
  5. Medications – Some drugs used to treat other conditions can have a side-effect of causing ED. These include but are not limited to: antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, drugs to treat prostate cancer, and some anti-cholesterol drugs. Though not a drug, “self-medicating” through alcohol abuse, has also been linked to ED.

The Latest Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

latest erectile dysfunction treatmentsNot everything on this list is preventable or avoidable, but, you can minimize your risk of developing Erectile Dysfunction by making some smart lifestyle choices.

Eat right, exercise, quit smoking, avoid excessive use of alcohol, and practice some stress reduction techniques, and you will likely find your life improving both in and out of the bedroom.

However, when even that is not enough, and you find yourself in need of a little bedroom boost, Physician Transformations is proud to offer one of the latest breakthroughs in Erectile Dysfunction treatments.

It is known as the GAINSWave™, and it is a uniquely effective, drug-free, and surgery free erectile dysfunction treatment that has men just like you performing like they did in their 20s!

The GAINSwave is a very new procedure. In fact, we are the only ones in your area currently offering this medically proven noninvasive ED treatment. Blood vessels in your penis break down over time. This ED treatment uses high frequency acoustical waves to open up old blood vessels, and to stimulate the formation of new vessels. This results in improved blood flow, helps any man, and not just those with ED, to get better, longer lasting erections.

Contact our office today to see if this remarkable treatment can give you the male enhancement you have been looking for!