Erectile dysfunction, impotence, not a part of aging

Erectile dysfunction, impotence, not a part of agingErectile dysfunction (ED) – impotence – is not an inevitable part of aging, even though the risk of ED does increase with age. Researchers have estimated that erectile dysfunction cases will rise to 230 million worldwide by 2025, and the problem commonly affects those over the age of 60. Oftentimes, erectile dysfunction is a result of an underlying health issue.

Heart problems, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and many other health conditions can affect erectile function. Furthermore, certain medications like antidepressants, blood pressure drugs, and antihistamines can contribute to erectile dysfunction, too.


Mental health issues – like depression, anxiety, guilt, low self-esteem, and even stress – can contribute to erectile dysfunction as well.

Other factors include lifestyle habits like smoking, being overweight, not exercising, poor diet, and alcohol or drug abuse.
As you can see, there are many controllable factors contributing to erectile dysfunction that can be altered in order to improve bedroom performance. Uncovering your underlying cause for erectile dysfunction can help you improve your ED.


Author Bio

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.