Young Men Get Erectile Dysfunction, Too

A majority of men suffer from problems in their sex life including maintaining or getting an erection in bed, but it cannot purely signify a medical malady. However, at some point in their adult life, men do become at loggerheads with the medical condition called erectile dysfunction.


An erection is a combined bundle of muscles that involves the brain, nerves, hormones, muscles, and circulatory system. These elements work in unison to awake the erectile tissue in the penis with blood.


If a man is suffering from ED, the trouble looms over sexual performance in bed, or having an erection during coitus, for sexual prowess. While other individuals have a tough time getting it erect for a longer period of time.


It might be embarrassing for some to admit having ED, but it is more depressing to live in dark and keep it untreated. ED is starting to affect the male population that falls in the 20s and 30s category, which is an indicator that more serious health risks are to follow, and are prevalent in the younger population.


The exact cause of ED is yet to be determined but it surely hovers around many lifestyle changes, and psychological and neurological issues. ED can also come into being because certain medications started having adverse effect on your health.


What exactly ails men that they are unable to reach a sexual crescendo or even maintain an erection?  


Usually, when an older man has issues in getting or maintaining an erection, it hints at a physical issue. However, for the guys in the age range of 20s-30s, it could be a psychological issue too.


It all boils down to performance anxiety or performance jitters. In the case of some young males, just the idea, or we may say the pressure of performing well in bed turns out to be overwhelming that they end up not performing at all. The presence of ED in a younger male’s life is correlative to a considerable amount of performance anxiety, which sometimes turns a temporary situation into the realm of permanency.  It is like a vicious cycle. The more deeply you think, the more problematic it gets, men need to work on stress reduction when it comes to sex.


One may feel embarrassed or shameful to discuss the ED condition with their doctor, but having an honest chat with a competent doctor may help you with a correct diagnosis and treatment than suffering in silence. The doctor shall ask for a detailed physical and psychological history.  They may also ask for slabs – physical exams – a testosterone test. ED can lead to severe psychological impact, along with a serious health concern.


Depression is also a growing cause of ED in the younger male population. Depression affects a man’ desire to have sex, or even have a persistent libido. Usually, severe the depression, lower the libido. The ability to maintain an erection gets disturbed too. Imagine a typical chicken-egg situation. A significantly low interest in sex has a common interlink with depression.  Even the usage of condom or the simple act has known to cause stress in men.

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