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A sexual dysfunction can be defined as any type of hardship encountered during any stage or age of sexual gestures. This means it is not exclusive to the old. This include the desire for sex, sex arousal, sexual orgasm, sexual resolution and many more. Sexual dysfunction prevents couples from enjoying their sexual life. Sexual dysfunction is common in people above forty (40) years but it can occur at any age even below forty. In fact, twenty five percent (25%) of persons below age 40 have sexual dysfunction.

One type of sexual dysfunction is erectile dysfunction. Others are low libido, premature ejaculation, low testosterone levels, delayed ejaculation, difficulty in reaching orgasm and so on. Erectile dysfunction may be due to physical reasons or psychological reasons. Erectile dysfunction may be heightened by stroke, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, blood vessel clogging and so on.

Erectile dysfunction may also be caused by the lifestyle of the individual. Such lifestyle factors that may lead to erectile dysfunction include smoking, taking of hard drugs, drinking of too much alcohol, side effects of prescription drugs, stress and so on.

Erectile dysfunction is not due naturally to ageing. There are people above seventy (70) and even ninety (90) who are still very sexually active and do not have erectile dysfunction problem.

The main difference between people who continue with the erectile dysfunction problem or condition is the ability to open up to their doctor in good time. Its vital to let your physician know at its earliest stage. Early treatment is key in handling or not being able to handle erectile dysfunction.

The treatment regimens for erectile dysfunction are many. They include psychological treatment, hormonal treatment, counselling, medication (drugs), mechanical aids, herbal helps and so on.

As a summation, kindly consult your family doctor for helps. Now.

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