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Erectile Dysfunction Causes

Erectile Dysfunction Causes

Erectile Dysfunction Causes – having difficulty maintaining an erection? Concerned it may affect your relationship? Unsure of what treatment is best for you?

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the most common sex problem that men report to their doctor. It is a common problem experienced to some degree by almost half of the UK’s male population aged between 40 and 70, although for some it starts much earlier in life.

Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

ED is defined as “trouble getting or keeping an erection that’s firm enough for sex”.

Though it’s not rare for a man to have some problems with erections from time to time, ED that is progressive or happens routinely with sex is not normal, and it should be treated. As men age, they may naturally find it more difficult to maintain an erection. There are many causes, which will discuss later.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Unfortunately, there’s a lot that can get in the way of that blood reaching a man’s penis, such including:

  • Hormones
  • Quality of the relationship
  • Psychological mood
  • Injuries
  • Blood flow issues such as those related to diabetes
  • Being over age 50
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having cardiovascular disease
  • Having high cholesterol
  • Using drugs or drinking too much alcohol
  • Being obese
  • Lacking exercise
  • Treatments/surgery related to the prostate

Some emotional issues that can cause ED are:

  • Anxiety from previous sexual experiences
  • Depression
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Stress at home or work
  • Stress from social, cultural or religious conflicts

There are other common issues related to erections including:

  • Peyronie’s  Disease (Bent Penis)
  • Phimosis (congenital penile curvature)

Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

There are a wide variety of treatments for ED.

Non-invasive treatments are often tried first as they are the lowest risk. Most of the best-known treatments for ED work well and are safe. Oral drugs or pills known as phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors are most often prescribed in the U.S. for ED (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra)

  • Testosterone Therapy – when blood tests indicate this can help.
  • Penile Injections (ICI, intracavernosal Alprostadil) – need to be used for each intercourse session.
  • Vacuum Erection Devices
  • Penile Implants
  • Surgery to bypass penile artery damage for some younger men.
  • Priapus Shot – using regenerative techniques to regrown nerve, muscle and blood vessels.

Do The Treatments Hurt?

In general the treatments are not painful, although they can have unintended side effects. For example, Penile Injections for erections will cause the erection to maintain after climax.

The Vacuum Pump combined with the Priapus Shot have seen good results, allowing men to regain erections naturally.

What To Look For When Choosing a Clinic or Doctor

Unfortunately, the aesthetic industry is not nearly regulated enough. Clinics are required to be registered with the CQC if they wish to offer medical treatments. The doctor must be trained, qualified or insured to perform this type of treatment, however, there are clinics offering this treatment without the reassurance of CQC registration! Because of this it’s very important that you research and choose a doctor that you know to be qualified, skilled and safe.

So what should you look for in a clinic or doctor?

  • They Should Be Professionally Qualified – A professional aesthetic doctor will have undertaken training and gained qualifications for any treatments they offer. They’ll be happy to show you their certificates. Certificates should ideally be GMC accredited and your aesthetician CQC Registered.
  • They Should Be Experienced – Skill comes with experience and practice, so ideally if you want the best results, then you should choose an doctorwho has been in business for several years.
  • They Should Be Insured – Professional aesthetic doctors understand the importance of insurance – to keep both you and their business safe. A reputable clinic will be happy to show you their insurance certificates – be VERY wary of anyone practising without insurance as it could mean the insurers won’t cover them!
  • They Should Offer Comprehensive Consultations – Before you undergo any treatment a good aesthetician will do a full consultation with you. During this consultation they’ll ask you what you’re looking to achieve, discuss the treatment options and tell you the full cost for your brow lift.
  • Must be registered with CQC – Elite Aesthetics registration can be found here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-6256918673

Here at Elite Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on our professional, honest and safe approach to aesthetic treatments.

Founded by Dr Shirin Lakhani, an Aesthetic Doctor with over 20 years of experience, our clinic is proud of our sterling reputation and the excellent results we provide to our clients.

So if you’re looking for an honest, knowledgeable and professional clinic to help you get a firmer, fresher and more youthful appearance then get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Erectile dysfunction can lead to relationship problems. … Though this obviously affects their sex life, it can also carry over into the rest of their relationship. In many cases involving women and ED, the man is ashamed to talk about it or go for help and instead pulls away from his partner. However, more men are now willing to treat their ED.

Can erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes be reversed?

Erectile dysfunction can also be linked to other conditions common in men with diabetes, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Erectile dysfunction might occur earlier in men with diabetes than in men without the disease. Difficulty maintaining an erection might even precede the diabetes diagnosis.

See Jimmy’s Story, a young patient of Elite Aesthetics who had diabetes and had never been able to acheive an erection. Treatment with the Priapus Shot by Dr Shirin has resulted in a cure for him. Click here to see the Priapus Shot Reviews and press features.

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

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