Erectile Dysfunction

It is common for a man to experience erectile dysfunction (impotence) at least a few times during his life. Factors can be biological and psychological. Sex therapy plus medications in some cases can yield great results.

Summary

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is common with ageing.
  • 40% of men in their 40’s will experience ED, 50% of men in their 50’s (and so forth, percentages increase with age).
  • If it happens a few times, it doesn’t mean it will every time.
  • Alcohol, medications like SSRI’s and those for diabetes can also be causes.
  • Sex therapy can help.

Potential Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Ageing
  • Relationship Issues
  • Major Life Changes
  • Sexual Attitudes
  • Pressure
  • Loss of Libido
  • Hormonal Changes

Treatment

  • Sex therapy can help uncover the psychological causes of ED, as this is different for everyone.  Often major life stresses, past experiences, and relationship problems can contribute.
  • Whilst penile injections and PDE5 inhibitors can help (like Viagra, Cialis) in some cases, it doesn’t help get to the root of why it is happening and isn’t always a solution.