Urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar is offering some reasons that men shouldn’t ignore their inability to get – and keep – an erection.

1. Research indicates that erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and early death in men both with – and without – any history of cardiovascular disease.

2. The most common underlying health problem related to erectile dysfunction is diabetes.  Numbers indicate that between 35% – 50% of men with diabetes experience the effects of ED at some point in their lives.

3. Frequency rates for men between the ages of 18-39 years have previously been estimated at 5% – 9% compared to men aged 60 years+ at 44% – 70%.

4. According to your urologist Des Moines, recent research in Milan suggests that 1 out of every 4 newly diagnosed erectile dysfunction patients is now under the age of 40.

5. It has also been determined that about 50% of younger men were suffering from severe erectile dysfunction as compared to 40% of older men.

6. It’s also been found that younger patients with erectile dysfunction were more likely to smoke and use drugs and to also experience premature ejaculation.

7. A percentage of men with undependable erections try to avoid face-to-face contact with a urologist Des Moines by utilizing online pharmacies to obtain prescriptions for Viagra or Cialis. There are many risks associated with purchases of any online medication, one being that drugs such as Viagra should not be taken by anyone with a heart condition or high blood pressure.

8.  Also, research that examined Viagra purchased online from 22 unique websites indicated that 77% of the tablets tested were counterfeit.

9. Other research shows that recreational use of Viagra can lead to a psychological dependency if men lose their confidence in achieving and maintaining erections that are not a result of medication.

10.   Your urologist Des Moines has found that in some cases erectile dysfunction can be based on emotion instead of something physical. Occasional failure is more likely at the beginning of a relationship, especially if a man is experiencing anxiety. The issue often resolves itself as a man’s confidence grows, but some men get caught in a situation where their anxiety about staying erect becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction or have any questions about the condition, call the office of urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar to schedule an appointment.