Sexual Supplement

What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?

Despite many men's reluctance to admit to the problem, the NHS estimates that around half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 will struggle with erectile dysfunction to some extent.

Why it's difficult for some men to get or maintain an erection

Indeed, although plenty of men will understand the negative impact that drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can have on their sexual performance, not all will know the other reasons why they could experience the issue.

Among the physical explanations for erectile dysfunction are hormonal conditions - chemical imbalances in the body that can prevent a man from either getting or maintaining an erection.

A problem such as this can sometimes be tackled by medication, with the likes of Viagra and penis pumps able to stimulate blood flow to the penis, although in some instances this may not be appropriate.