Have things been changing in the bedroom lately? Have you noticed that intimacy has been more difficult or doesn’t last as long as it once did? You could very well be dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED).

If that’s the case, you’ve likely started asking questions. Why is this happening to me? What can be done? Will things get better? Though the answers to these questions vary, we can assure you that there is hope. All it takes is a personalized approach to treatment. Here are some brief answers to questions you may be asking right now.

When does ED begin?

The majority of men will experience sexual performance issues at some point in their life. While ED can occur at any time, it becomes more common with age. According to the University of Wisconsin, “about 5 percent of men that are 40 years old have complete erectile dysfunction, and that number increases to about 15 percent of men at age 70.” They add that “mild and moderate erectile dysfunction affects approximately 10 percent of men per decade of life (i.e., 50 percent of men in their 50s, 60 percent of men in their 60s).” 

What causes ED?

While age increases your risk of ED, it is not the root cause. That distinction goes to blood flow. In order for a man to achieve an erection, nerve impulses from the brain must open the blood vessels leading into the penis, and blood must then fill those vessels. If you’re having trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, it means that your body is having trouble getting blood to your penis.

While that is the root issue, there is a wide variety of illnesses and conditions that can impede your body’s blood flow. For example, according to one study, “diabetes and obesity are responsible for 8 million cases of erectile dysfunction.” Other possible causes include anxiety, drug use, and alcohol consumption. The most important thing to recognize is that ED does not exist in a vacuum; there is almost always a larger health issue at play.

When should I start treatment?

The sooner a man starts treatment for ED, the better. Left unaddressed, the larger health issues behind the ED can worsen and become more difficult to reverse. Unfortunately, there’s a disconnect that occurs because of the stereotypical idea that “taking a pill” is something that only people with a “severe issue” do. Treatment, you need to realize, is for everyone, no matter how “severe” you believe your condition is. Everyone deserves to enjoy good sexual health.

What treatment should I choose?

There are many treatments for ED, some more effective or appropriate than others:

    • Pills: Prescribed as a “cure-all” for ED
    • Implants: Expensive and for extreme cases
  • Linear Piezo Energy Protocol: Tailored to a man’s individual sexual performance needs

At Metro Men’s Health, we don’t believe in “cure-alls,” nor do we believe in taking drastic measures at the first sign of trouble. That’s why we promote Linear Piezo Energy Protocol (LPE) as our treatment of choice. Before starting our treatment, you’ll receive a checkup from one of our experienced doctors. The purpose of that checkup is to determine the causes of your erectile dysfunction and to understand what treatment is needed. This way, we are able to treat men across the spectrum of sexual performance with tailor-made solutions rather than ill-fitting “one size fits all” bandage solutions.

We know that you’re working through a lot of questions right now—that’s natural when struggling with ED. Just know that erectile dysfunction is more than a performance issue—it’s a health issue. At Metro Men’s Health, we can help you to better understand the answers to these and other questions. If you too have been struggling to conquer ED and are ready for a healthier, happier you, reach out to us today. We’re ready to help.

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