erectile dysfunctionIt’s a commonly held belief that erectile dysfunction is a problem exclusive to older men. However, this is actually not the case. Young men are also affected by erectile dysfunction, but fortunately Express Pharmacy can help. Read on to find out why young men are experiencing erectile dysfunction, what lifestyle changes you can make, and what medical options are available.

Studies have shown that erectile dysfunction is, for many men, part of getting older. In the United States, 4% of men experience erectile dysfunction whilst in their 50s. This figure rises to 17% when in their 60s before reaching 47% for men older than 75. Whilst it is clear that the rate of erectile dysfunction increases with age, new studies have shown that 5% of men in the USA who are affected by erectile dysfunction are aged between 20 and 39 – and the picture is thought to be the same here in the UK. So why has this condition been affecting more and more young men?

One of the biggest reasons why young men can be unable to keep an erection is simply nerves. Performance anxiety is common in men who lack sexual experience and are somewhat overwhelmed by a desire to please. The more men focus on their performance, the more likely it becomes that they will lose their erection. Fortunately, this is not a permanent affliction. These nerves can dissipate naturally as you become more comfortable with your partner or gain more experience. Sexual therapy is also an option, where a trained specialist can use a range of methods to help you become more relaxed and reduce your sex-related anxiety.

Related to anxiety is depression, which is also a reason why some young men are experiencing erectile dysfunction. Depression is on the rise in young men, and it can have a significant effect on the libido. Some anti-depressants also make it more difficult to maintain an erection or reduce your sex drive, so it’s worth talking to your GP if you’re finding that your medication is having undesirable side-effects.

Alcohol and drugs can also have an effect on men’s erectile function. Alcohol is a depressant, and studies have shown that regular drinking can have long-term effects on your ability to maintain an erection. Even in the short term, many men find it difficult to become erect whilst under the influence of alcohol. Recreational drugs can also have a negative effect – cocaine has been linked to a painful condition where an erection lasts for more than four hours. This is called priapism and can permanently affect your erectile function, so it’s important to seek immediate medical attention.

It’s also possible that these lifestyle factors may not have any effect for you. Like most health problems, sometimes there is no underlying cause and erectile dysfunction can randomly affect men of any age. This can be frustrating and upsetting, but in circumstances where this issue becomes a recurring theme, seeking medication is one solution. We strongly advise that you visit your doctor or purchase your medication from a reputable source such as us.

Many men, too embarrassed to visit their GP, resort to illegally obtaining Viagra without a prescription online. As well as being a criminal act, this can also have disastrous effects on your health as there is no way of knowing what exactly you are being sold.

Here at Express Pharmacy, we offer an online consultation and provide safe, legitimate options to treat erectile dysfunction. We offer Viagra in both its branded and generic form, Sildenafil, as well as other options such as Spedra, Cialis and Levitra – all of which can be effective, depending on your individual requirements. If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction, take a look at our range of erectile dysfunction treatments today. And don’t forget to use our handy Live Chat tool if you have any questions.