What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction has multiple underlying causes. All of the following alone or in combination can contribute to the condition.
- poor blood flow to the penis
- having damaged nerves that supply the penis
- having an enlarged prostate
- psychological issues such as stress and anxiety
Did You Know?
Erectile dysfunction can predate a potential heart problem by 2-3 years
A male ageing study found that 52% of men between 40 and 70 years old reported having some form of erectile dysfunction.
If you’re a younger male who has erectile dysfunction that is not related to causes like spinal injuries, valve leakage, prostate issue, relationship and psychological issues or other chronic illness, it’s very likely that you have developed erectile dysfunction from blocked blood vessels that supply the penis – read this to find out why this may be an early indicator of poor cardiovascular health.
A male ageing study found that 52% of men between 40 and 70 years old reported having some form of erectile dysfunction. The reality is that erectile dysfunction is a natural part of ageing and its prevalence increases with age.
In the same study, they found that roughly 50% of men at 50 years old, 60% of men at 60 years old and 70% of men at 70 years old have erectile dysfunction. Thus, nearly all men who live long enough will develop erectile dysfunction.
These drugs are formally known as PDE-5 inhibitors. Other brands available in the market include Cialis and Levitra.
These medications do improve erectile quality for the majority of men, and they work by enhancing blood flow into the penis. These medications are generally used on demand and need to be taken about an hour before sexual intimacy.
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Affectionately known to her patients as Dr Jess, Dr Jessherin Sidhu adopts a holistic approach to patient care. She is a firm believer that relationships, sexuality and sexual behaviour are factors that have a significant impact on overall health.
With her sex-positive and health-focused approach, Dr Jess encourages safe and open discussions of sexual health issues that extend beyond just treating diseases.
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When I first saw Dr Jess for my issue, I was afraid and apprehensive. Moreover, I wasn't exactly keen in talking to a female doctor as I wasn't sure if she would judge me or be empathetic towards my case. I soon realised that I could not be more wrong. What made the difference was that she was extremely patient and took the time to listen to me, and would sort out every single one of my concerns. She conducts her clinical sessions with extreme professionalism and I always feel comfortable around her. The best part was that she was never judgemental, and never made me incur any unnecessary costs. There are many doctors out there, but most do not take the time to really hear their patients out. I would highly recommend her if you are on the fence about seeing a doctor for your condition, because Dr Jess is a medical practitioner who truly cares about her patients' well being!
July 23, 2019 via Google
Dr. Jess is that excellent (and very rare) combination of big-hearted warmth and extreme clinical competency. She's interested and curious, has a deep desire to help, and always remembers what we discussed and done in the past. Also, her new space is comfortable and beautiful! I can't overrecommend this experience... check it out!
September 5, 2019 via Google
I'd spent a while trying to find a general practitioner in Singapore with some very, very mixed results (although I will admit to being a difficult patient sometimes). Dr. Jess was recommended to me when I suffered an acute condition and I can't believe how lucky I am to have found her when I did. She has that fantastic ability to be both amazingly friendly and approachable whilst still being incredibly knowledgeable, professional and focused on getting the best outcome possible for your health needs at the same time. As someone who has a background history in medical research and teaching medical students, I'm constantly impressed with the way Dr. Jess has always used both trusted, conservative methods whilst also being up to date with new techniques and the latest knowledge, and will research for answers and present it in a manageable, down-to-earth and tailored way - or recommend excellent specialists when required. I cannot recommend her highly enough, and she would be my doctor of choice no matter where I lived in Singapore. Also worth mentioning is that her staff are always very polite, friendly, competent and go out of their way to be helpful. I don't write reviews very often, but five incredibly well deserved stars.
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