It is estimated that…
- One in 10 men in the world have erectile dysfunction.
- 30 million men in the United States have erectile dysfunction.
- 50% of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction, frequently within 10 years of diagnosis.
- The likelihood of erectile dysfunction increases with age: 39% at age 40, 65% over the age of 65.
- Smokers have a higher likelihood of erectile dysfunction. Men who smoke more than 1 pack per day have a 50% higher chance of impotency than nonsmokers the same age.
Erectile Dysfunction appears to be on the rise:
- More men are experiencing impotency because the baby boomer generation is getting older. According to same reports, every 7 seconds a baby boomer turns 50 years old.
- Awareness of the problem is increasing, which increases the number of men who are treated.
- Because, in the past, men have generally been unwilling to talk about their problem or seek treatment, erectile dysfunction has been underreported.
- Many physicians are not aware of the treatment options, so patients have been either undertreated or not treated at all.
- According to a report in Newsweek, 11/17/97, "Each new drug, with its attendant publicity, brings more men into the game. Some urologists expect the number of men seeking treatment to double in the coming years."
- Arterial Insufficiency (Vascular disease): Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking
- Surgery: Prostate removal for prostate cancer, pelvic surgery for colon cancer
- Nerve damage: Spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke
- Endocrine imbalance: Low testosterone levels
- Emotional/psychological: Depression, stress, anxiety
- Medications/drugs: Blood pressure medication, alcohol, sedatives, narcotics
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