Is There A Cure For Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a relatively common condition among men. Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction occurs when a man is unable to keep a firm enough erection to engage in sex, explains Mayo Clinic. While the condition is normally associated with older men, younger men can become afflicted. Due to the potentially embarrassing nature of the condition for men, it's difficult to determine the exact number of erectile dysfunction cases. One estimate suggests that for every decade of life, 10% of men will have erectile dysfunction, according to Single Care. For example, 30% of 30-year-old men will experience the condition.

Before you rush to the doctor, it's important to understand that having trouble achieving an erection once in a while is not a cause for concern. There are also many causes of the condition that, once remedied, can make erectile dysfunction disappear as quickly as it came, such as substance use, stress, high blood pressure, and using certain medications, according to Healthline. However, if you're experiencing erectile dysfunction more than 50% of the time you try to have sex, it's time to talk to your doctor. But don't expect a cure that will immediately solve the issue.

The cause of erectile dysfunction determines the treatment

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction, and the specific cause will determine the type of treatment prescribed by a doctor. Reversible external causes, like cigarettes or drugs, can be stopped and the erectile dysfunction cured, while more complex internal causes, like hormonal imbalances, can be treated with medication and improve erectile dysfunction but not cure it, according to GoodRx Health.

If you're only rarely experiencing erectile dysfunction, you may be able to easily tell what the cause is and then remove it. It can be as simple as that to treat your erectile dysfunction. Of course, erectile dysfunction is sometimes not that simple and potentially requires medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of both to effectively improve the condition, explains Mayo Clinic. The most common medications include Viagra, Cialis, and Stendra, although there are others. A simpler treatment that is applicable for almost everyone with erectile dysfunction is exercise. Exercising for 160 minutes every week for six months was shown to improve erectile dysfunction, according to a 2018 study.