According to an entry in the Journal of Sexual Medicine published in 2013, which was subsequently picked up by many outlets, including Men’s Health and the Huffington Post, one out of every four new erectile dysfunction patients is under 40 years old.

It’s not easy to collect data on a subject that a lot of men would rather not talk about, but some of the most reliable statistics were taken at the turn of the century by the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study, which found that ‘the annual incidence rate increased with each decade of age.’ Around 40% of men over the age of 40 suffer from erectile dysfunction, and it’s as high as 50% for men over the age of 50.

So, if you’re suffering from this problem, you’re not alone. But what can you do about it?

Is ED psychological or physiological?

Knowing whether your erectile dysfunction is being caused by a psychological or physiological issue should help you to solve the problem. For example, if you lead a relatively sedentary lifestyle the cause could be physiological, doing more exercise or eating more healthily might help. If it’s psychological, therapy might be a better long term solution- although it certainly shouldn’t be forgotten that exercising and eating healthily also has a massive impact on your mental health!

The problem is likely to be psychological rather than physiological if you can achieve an erection while masturbating, or at other times- like when you wake up in the morning. Anxiety is often the culprit. Anxiety prevents many men from maintaining or achieving an erection and this makes sense when you consider the problem in evolutionary terms; the practical function of the adrenaline produced by our bodies in a state of anxiety would be to help us escape from predators, and there’s nothing practical about running with an erection.

Can erectile dysfunction be cured?

Absolutely. 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.

These potential long term solutions don’t work for everyone though, and can take a certain amount of time to produce the desired effect. Fortunately, we offer an effective modern solution here at PostMyMeds in the form of various different types of medication known as PDE-5 inhibitors.

The chemical PDE-5 occurs naturally in the body and its relevant function in this case is to make sure there isn’t too much blood in the penis during an erection. For people suffering from erectile dysfunction, however, PDE-5 can end up overcompensating. When this happens, pharmaceutical intervention provides a great modern cure, providing help for around 60% of erectile dysfunction sufferers.

You can take a look at our range of erectile dysfunction medications here, then you’re just a short consultation form away from finding treatment. Even though it’s such a common issue, we understand that many men find it difficult to talk about erectile dysfunction and would rather not have to talk to their local GP about it. With our online service, everything is delivered in secure, discreet packaging and could be with you within 24 hours.

We have a wide range of ED medications available. You can choose from Levitra, Sildenafil, Spedra, Tadalifil or Viagra. PostMyMeds is a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC) and the Medicines Healthcare and Regulatory Agency (MHRA), so you can rest assured that you’re getting the medication you ordered. Get the help you need to have a more fulfilled sex life today!

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

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