You are not alone
Affecting an estimated 18 million American men, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and sustain an erection for sexual intercourse. Affecting approximately 20 percent of men 65 years of age, and about five percent of men aged 40. Though failure to achieve an erection less than 20 percent of the time is not unusual, the failure to do so more than 50 percent of the time likely indicates a person is suffering from ED.
Though there are numerous issues that may lead to ED, common causes include atherosclerosis, weak veins, nerve diseases, stress, anxiety, injury to the penis, depression, chronic illness, and chronic illness.
While ED is treatable, some causes of ED may not be preventable.
What can be done
If you believe you may be suffering from ED, it is strongly recommended that you seek the assistance of a medical professional. Dr. Thakkar and his team at the Chicago Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic can perform a variety of tests in order to properly identify the cause of your problem and will determine the appropriate treatment for you to consider.
Among potential treatments of ED include oral medication, penile injections, suppositories, vacuum pumps, surgery, and therapy. Dr. Thakkar will be able to assist you in identifying which treatment may be best suited for you and your needs.