What is ED?
Erectile dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction characterised by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance.
Why is ED a chronic condition?
Your erection is often directly related to your overall health and wellbeing. Consider a failing erection an early warning sign of a more serious medical condition. Our doctors will ensure that the underlying cause is uncovered, addressed, and the treatment plan is quick and effective.
What causes ED?
Erectile dysfunction is also correlated with a range of specific diseases and medical conditions. These can include:
- Heart conditions
- Increased blood pressure (hypertension stage 1 or more)
- Decreased testosterone levels
- Anxiety and depression
- Medicine induced ED
- Substance abuse
- Damage to pelvic organs
- Peyronie’s disease
Lifestyle factors and ED
There’s a clear correlation between many lifestyle factors and erectile dysfunction. Many things that are generally unhealthy for our bodies tend to also inhibit our body’s ability to get and maintain an erection.
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by lifestyle factors such as:
- Being overweight
- Poor diet and exercise
- Inadequate sleep
- Little or no exercise
- Stress and high-pressure environments