How to get affordable erectile dysfunction treatment online

Reviewed by Theresa H. Care Delivery Manager & Family Nurse Practitioner

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is very common. In fact, according to the Urology Care Foundation, as many as 30 million men in the United States have ED. But, when you start to notice things have changed with your health – especially your sexual health – it can be difficult to talk about, much less seek medical help.

Thankfully, you have options. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 95% of people who have ED can successfully be treated. We’ll walk you through what erectile dysfunction is, some common causes and treatment options.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is when an individual is unable to consistently attain or maintain an erection when sexually stimulated. This condition doesn’t have anything to do with a decreased libido, urge to have sex or problems with ejaculation.

Additionally, it’s important to make the distinction that it’s totally normal to occasionally experience issues with getting or maintaining an erection. This is especially common when experiencing stress or relationship issues and doesn’t necessarily mean you have erectile dysfunction or need medical intervention. If you have an off experience that makes you panic, don’t sweat it. It’s common and normal.

However, it may be time to seek treatment for ED if you frequently struggle with getting or maintaining erections, notice the issue is progressively getting worse or if it starts to interfere with your daily life and intimate relationship(s).

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a variety of physical and/or mental factors. While there’s a common misconception that ED only affects older men, age itself isn’t a cause but can be a contributing factor.

Additionally, certain medical conditions may cause or contribute to ED.

Common erectile dysfunction causes

  • Diabetes — Men with diabetes are more likely to experience ED.
  • High blood pressure — Chronic high blood pressure can damage nerves and blood vessels needed to maintain an erection.
  • Certain medications —Medications used to treat high blood pressure, anxiety and depression, or even allergies can cause erection difficulties.
  • Surgery — Surgeries affecting the spine or pelvic area can cause temporary ED.
  • Lower testosterone levels — Low testosterone can contribute to ED.


Other factors linked to ED

  • Drug, tobacco or alcohol use — These substances can alter an individual’s mental state and interfere with how the central nervous system communicates with the body.
  • Sleep disorders — When sleep deprived, you can suffer mentally and physically.
  • Stress — If you’re worried about something, it can be difficult to be present and focus.
  • Anxiety or depression — Similar to stress, if you’re struggling with mental health concerns, it’s difficult to focus.
  • Relationship difficulty — If you’re struggling in your relationship with a sexual partner, it can hinder your ability to maintain an erection.

How can I get treatment for erectile dysfunction?

If you’re consistently struggling to get or maintain an erection, you may want to consider getting treatment for ED. Today, you can get ED treatment online. That’s right, you don’t need to go into a clinic or worry about having an uncomfortable conversation with your doctor. In most cases, ED symptoms can be treated quickly with prescription medication.

In addition to a prescription medication, your ED treatment plan may include a combination of self-care tips.

ED self-care tips

  • Make time for intimacy — Setting aside time for sex can help reduce the potential accompanying stress and anxiety. Don’t watch the clock—allow yourself to be in the moment and fully enjoy the experience.
  • Focus on self-care — Eat well, exercise and make sure you get enough sleep. Take care of your body and give it the fuel it needs.
  • Try individual or couples therapy — If you’re struggling with issues related to mental health or your relationship, individual or couples therapy can help provide the coping mechanisms and healing you need.
  • Try mindfulness exercises — Being present in the moment is sometimes all it takes. Reduce anxiety through or by focusing on the things you enjoy with your partner.

When something is off with your sexual health, it can make everything else in your life feel off too.

Get back to feeling more like yourself again. Start a visit with Virtuwell today and get online treatment for ED.

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