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Erectile Dysfunction Causes & Myths

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Erectile Dysfunction Causes, Myths and Remedies

Erectile Dysfunction the hidden killer. Based on the research by the  University of Illinois – McKinley Health Center  in January 2016 there are several factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction and overall issues in male vitality.

There are several factors that affect ed (erectile dysfunction). Interestingly, many of them are affected by your exercise habits, diet and stress. Based on research by University of Illinois – McKinley Health Center.

The most common physical Erectile Dysfunction causes include:

  1. Vascular conditions
  2. Alcohol
  3. Medications
  4. Diabetes
  5. Abnormal nerve function
  6. Hormone deficiency
  7. Removal of prostate gland for cancer
  8. Other surgical procedure
  9. Peyronie’s disease
  10. Illicit drugs
  11. Smoking and diet, as contributing factors.

Erectile Dysfunction Myths

Myth: Alcohol use causes erectile problems
While it is true that consuming too much alcohol can affect a man’s ability to get an erection, this doesn’t always happen and is usually the case with high doses of alcohol (BAC above .08). For some men, particularly young men, alcohol use can reduce anxiety and actually facilitate erections. However, the use of alcohol prior to or during sex is not recommended. For older men, the use of alcohol, even in small amounts may inhibit erectile capacity. In addition, long term over consumption of alcohol negatively affects all systems in the body, including sexual functioning.

Myth: Men are always capable of having sex
Feeling tired or having concerns about schoolwork or family can affect the degree of a man’s desire and sexual functioning. Men should not attempt intercourse if they are not in the mood.

Myth: Real sex requires that a man have a good, hard erection
Many men feel that the sexual encounter must end if he starts to lose an erection. This can lead to further anxiety about erections and sexual situations. Pleasure for both partners comes in many forms and can be achieved in a variety of ways! Don’t limit your intimate or sexual contact to the erect penis only!

Myth: If the man is normal, erections should be automatic
Many men, like many women, need direct manual or oral stimulation for the penis to become sufficiently erect for intercourse. Media images lead us to believe that men – at any moment, at any time – are ready for sex both physically and psychologically. This is not true in real-life situations.

Myth: If a man has an erection, he is ready for sex
Men develop erections in non-sexual situations. Erections occur during normal, nightly sleeping patterns (REM sleep). These erections are not related to erotic dreams. In addition, if a man experiences fear, (while sleeping or awake), he may get an erection, which is not due to sexual arousal or pleasure. Men can also be with a partner and have an erection without thinking sexual thoughts.

ED – Erectile Dysfunction Remedies (Prescription and Natural)

There are many prescription medications for ED as well as many side affects listed on the warning labels of these drugs. Based on an article from users of ED pills like Viagra should be concerned about other issues.


“One of the medications to treat ED that gained national notoriety was Viagra. Billed as the miracle pill that would allow men to once again feel younger and stronger, sales of the little blue pill have reached 35 million men worldwide, according to manufacturer Pfizer.

But, once the excitement wore off, sales began dropping. Revenue dropped from a little over $2 million in 2012 to $1.6 million in 2014.

This may have been the result of the average cost of $22 per pill, risk of significant side effects or the recognition that although men were having sex, it didn’t fix their relationship problems.

Now men who use Viagra face more health risks. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), taking Viagra is associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma.

Men who take Viagra have an 84 percent greater risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer (melanoma) over those men who have never taken the ED medication.

Don’t be tempted by the prices of Viagra and other ED medications sold online. According to Forbes Magazine and the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine, 77 percent of the Viagra sold online from 22 different sites was fake, and potentially dangerous.

Fake Viagra is potentially high in heavy metals, holds an increased risk of fungal and bacterial infections when the medication is manufactured in unsanitary conditions and confiscated Viagra has contained printer ink, drywall dust, amphetamines and the antibiotic metronidazole (Flagyl).”

Natural remedies for erectile dysfunction include dietary changes, better quality sleep, addressing any micro nutrient deficiencies, lowering stress and creating a healthy relationship with your significant other.

NOTE: Any dietary or medical changes should be discussed with a qualified physician.

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