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If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, your GP can help you devise a treatment plan that may include changes to your lifestyle, natural remedies, or prescription medication. Your treatment could also involve counselling or psychosexual therapy. It may vary according to your age, health conditions and additional circumstances that are identified by your doctor.

Erectile dysfunction and age

Erectile dysfunction has traditionally been seen as an old man’s complaint, and it’s true that most patients are from the over 40 age group. As we age, we inevitably become more vulnerable to illness and our systems become less robust. However, there has been a significant increase in male life expectancy in the UK, as well as a revolution in health care over the previous decades. Men aren’t just living longer; they have much higher expectations about their quality of life. This often includes having an active sex life well into old age. 

While men over 40 may be more at risk of impotence and erectile dysfunction, their willingness to seek treatment has improved. Erectile dysfunction is now regarded as an easily treatable minor health problem rather than a secret curse. Even men in their 70s and 80s can often have full sex with the help of a low dosage of prescription erectile dysfunction tablets. 

Erectile dysfunction in your 20’s

Men in their 20’s are increasingly asking GPs for prescriptions for erectile dysfunction treatment. It’s hard to say whether the problem of erectile dysfunction in younger men has increased because previous generations may have been reluctant to seek help. If you suffer from erectile dysfunction in your 20’s, the problems are most likely to be psychological in origin. 

Young men complain of being under greater pressure and of experiencing uncertainty and anxiety about their roles and identity. There may also be increasing issues with body image in young men, as well as unrealistic self-expectations about sexual performance. 

Erectile dysfunction in the 20’s is usually treated by counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy - CBT - and a trial prescription of low dosage erectile dysfunction tablets. This should still be preceded by a full medical checkup to rule out any hidden physical problems.

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Erectile dysfunction in your 30’s

Erectile dysfunction is a growing problem for the ‘thirty somethings’. Our thirties are the period between youth and middle age and are a time of transition, both in terms of physical changes and lifestyle changes. Many men begin to feel the pressure of family life and career challenges during this decade and can struggle to cope with the burden of responsibilities and stresses. 

If you’re in your thirties and experience ED, it may be caused by adjustment issues. Some men find the realisation that they have lost the relatively carefree years of youth and freedom difficult to deal with. There can also be underlying anxieties about approaching middle age. As well as getting a full medical checkup, it may be time to take stock of your life and be honest about anything that is bothering you. 

If your GP can’t find a physical cause for your erectile dysfunction, you may need to try some counselling or psychosexual therapy alongside treatment with prescription medications. If you have let your physical fitness decline or gained weight since your twenties, it might be time to join the gym or take up sport.

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Erectile dysfunction in your 40’s

40 is a major milestone in every man’s life and it is regarded as the start of middle age. Even physically fit and active men will notice gradual physical changes during their forties and a feeling of ‘slowing down’. If you’re not physically active, this is the decade where you’ll really begin to pay for years of sedentary lifestyle. 

If you suffer from ED in your forties, it may well be due to physical causes, particularly if you smoke, drink to excess, or are overweight. The following conditions can all cause erectile dysfunction:

  • Heart disease.
  • Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
  • High cholesterol.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Diabetes.
  • Obesity.
  • Metabolic syndrome 

If you find that you can’t achieve a full erection, it’s important to get an immediate checkup - it could save your life! If there are no obvious physical causes for your ED, your doctor will help you to explore any worries or pressures that may be bothering you. 

Erectile dysfunction in your 50’s

Our fifties are the decade where old age begins to creep up on us. Even men who exercise regularly, eat sensibly and don’t drink or smoke can develop unexpected health problems. Erectile dysfunction is not uncommon at this age and can cause emotional distress or psychological problems when it strikes. 

Many couples find that their fifties are potentially a great decade. If the kids have left home and the mortgage is paid off, there’s suddenly more money, freedom and privacy. Some couples can experience a big improvement in their sex life during this period.

With the ready availability of prescription ED medication and openness about psychosexual therapy, ED in the over fifties is usually easily treatable.

Find the right ED treatment

Erectile dysfunction can affect men of any age and for all kinds of reasons. It used to be a personal crisis and ‘impotence’ was a badge of shame for sufferers. Prescription medications like Viagra and Spedra have revolutionised the treatment of ED and allow patients to enjoy normal sex lives with minimum inconvenience. With the development of newer ED tablets like Cialis, men with ED also have greater flexibility and more choices about how they treat their ED. It’s possible to try out different brands of medication and experiment with different dosages until you find the treatment that meets your medical needs and suits your lifestyle.

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