What causes erectile dysfunction? Does ED only affect men in their 60s and 70s, or do younger men
sometimes have difficulty achieving or maintaining erections? Which erectile dysfunction treatments are
most effective? Let’s take a closer look.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Also known as ED, erectile dysfunction is repeated or persistent difficulty in either achieving and/or
maintaining an erection that is sufficient for sex. It might happen occasionally, or it may happen every
time you attempt to have sex.
What Causes ED?
There are several different causes of erectile dysfunction. Some causes are physical:
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Metabolic syndrome
• Multiple sclerosis
• Parkinson’s disease
• Testosterone deficiency
Sometimes substance abuse, smoking alcoholism, and side effects from prescription drugs can cause ED.
If you’re being treated for prostate cancer (particularly if you are receiving radiation therapy in the
pelvic region) then you might suffer from erectile dysfunction.
In total, approximately 90 percent of erectile dysfunction cases have physical components.
Some of the causes of erectile dysfunction are psychological:
• Fear or intimacy
• Low self-esteem
If you’re suffering from ED, it’s possible that both psychological and physical factors are contributing to
Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
Vacuum pumps, vascular surgery, and penile implants are less popular than pharmacological solutions
for ED – that is, the “little blue pills” that you’ve probably heard of. Avanafil (Stendra), Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), and Vardenafil (Levitra) are PDE-5 inhibitors that can be prescribed by a doctor.
Unfortunately, these come with many side effects including:
• Hearing loss
• Visual abnormalities
Some patients have worse side effects from ED prescriptions including stroke and heart attack.
There are also injections or locally acting drugs including shady online options that can seriously damage
penile tissue. In rare cases, prescriptions for ED have led to emergency surgery including penis
Fortunately, there are alternatives to potentially dangerous drugs. One new product is ED Elixir, which is
an all-natural system that addresses the root physical causes of erectile dysfunction along with
psychological issues. This treatment is relatively new but so far successful with more than 16,000 men
reporting recovery from erectile dysfunction.
• Addresses multiple causes of ED
• No side effects
• No weird gadgets, injections, or surgery
• Normal erections at appropriate times
Lastly, ED Elixir is very inexpensive – less than what a single Viagra tablet costs in some places.
Additionally, it comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, which is yet one more thing that you don’t
get with prescriptions.