We know that as men get older, they are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction refers to a man’s overall desire to have sex and the general quality of his erections.
However, age is not the prime cause of ED. In fact, studies that have looked into causes of ED show that many risk factors for ED are controllable to some extent regardless of age. If you maintain a good diet, avoid harmful substances and do plenty of exercise, you can lower your chances of experiencing erectile dysfunction, and you lower your risk of other health problems even when you age.
Here is a guide to help you understand how age and erectile dysfunction are related, and how other risk factors affect your risk of experiencing ED.
What is ED?
Erectile dysfunction is defined as regular difficulty getting or maintaining an erection for sexual intercourse. It involved both physiological and psychological processes.
If you experience ED, you should know that it can be treated in most cases. If other health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and depression are causing your ED symptoms, your healthcare provider may recommend treatments for the underlying condition first. They may also prescribe medications specifically for ED, like Cenforce containing Sildenafil, Tadarise containing Tadalafil, or Vilitra containing Vardenafil.
While there is no exact age at which erectile dysfunction begins, one thing that research has proved is that no matter your age, there are things and treatments you can do to help improve sexual function and prevent ED. And even though erectile dysfunction is a common sexual problem, not every man will experience it. Though we can’t say when ED will happen, there are many studies that give us some insight into how sexual dysfunction, ED, and age are related.
In the USHP study men who exercised more had about a one-third lower risk for ED compared to men who essentially did not exercise. In fact, a recent research study found that weekly cardio exercise improved sexual function in both men and women.