Getting and maintaining an erection can seem like a straightforward process when it works out the way you want it to, but many men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. Can erectile dysfunction be cured?

It can occur at any age, and current statistics suggest that it affects around 50% of men in their 50s, and 60% of men in their 60s.

There’s also evidence that erectile dysfunction is increasing in the west. According to an entry in the Journal of Sexual Medicine published in 2013, which was referenced in Men’s Health and the Huffington Post, one out of every four new erectile dysfunction patients is under 40 years old.

Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, nerves, muscles and blood vessels, not to mention your emotional state! Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these things, and sometimes it’s difficult to find the exact cause. If you can, however, treating one of these underlying causes could cure your erectile dysfunction.

Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues causes erectile dysfunction. Say, for example, you experience erectile dysfunction after drinking alcohol. You might then go on to experience it again for psychological reasons if you start overthinking how embarrassing it was when it happened the first time.

Can erectile dysfunction be cured, or is it permanent?

The major risk factors for erectile dysfunction are typically physical conditions rather than psychological ones. These include being overweight, consuming too much alcohol or other types of drugs and not getting enough sleep.

In some rare cases, a physical condition might cause irreversible erectile dysfunction, but the good news is that there’s a number of different things you can do to treat erectile dysfunction. When it comes to the physical causes, living a healthier lifestyle would be an obvious way to reverse the problem, and there are plenty of medications available that are safe to use and have about a 60-70% success rate.

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Leading a healthier lifestyle can help sufferers of erectile dysfunction

What is the best exercise for erectile dysfunction?

Any regular form of exercise that improves your cardiovascular system can help with erectile dysfunction. Around 31-41% of erectile dysfunction sufferers find that exercising and other lifestyle changes stop their erection problems coming back, and 58% solve the problem with counselling and talk therapy.

There’s also evidence that kegels can have benefits for men and not just women. Kegels help to strengthen the bulbocavernosus muscle, which allows the penis to engorge with blood during erection, as well as acting like a pump when you ejaculate. The best method for locating the muscles of the pelvic floor is to stop your stream while urinating. The muscles you use to do this are the ones you exercise with kegels.

To perform a rep of Kegel exercises, squeeze your pelvic floor and hold for five seconds, then relax. Repeat this 10 to 20 times, two or three times a day. It might be even more effective if you try this in different positions, including lying down with your knees up, sitting in a chair, and standing.

What treatments can I take for erectile dysfunction?

You can buy erectile dysfunction treatments online here at PostMyMeds. As a fully licensed online pharmacy, we have a wide range of ED medications available. You can choose from Levitra, Sildenafil, Spedra, Tadalafil or Viagra. These are all different forms of what are known as PDE-5 inhibitors.

erectile dysfunction medications at PostMyMeds

PostMyMeds offer several different erectile dysfunction medications

The chemical PDE-5 occurs naturally in the body. When it comes to sexual performance, its job is to make sure there isn’t too much blood in the penis during an erection. For people suffering from erectile dysfunction, PDE-5 can end up overcompensating. Any of the medications listed above can mitigate this and help you achieve an erection.

Our service was designed with the needs of the patient in mind, and this is why our prescriptions are always discreetly packaged so you don’t have to worry about your friends or family seeing your private medication.

If you have any questions, click on the live chat feature on the bottom right of the website, or if there’s no one around, leave us a message. As well as our online chat and messaging service, you can also visit our pharmacy in Twickenham if you have any questions. We’re open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 20, 2018 by Thomas Hall
Reviewed Mar 23, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm