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Erectile Dysfunction: Everything You Need to Know

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a common condition that affects the ability to get and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity.

It is particularly common in men aged 40 and over.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Most men occasionally experience the symptoms of ED, and there is usually nothing to worry about. However, you may consider visiting your doctor if the issue continues. 

The condition can be caused by psychological issues, physical conditions and certain lifestyle factors. 

Psychological causes include:

Physical causes include: 

Lifestyle factors include: 

  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

The most effective way of treating ED is by tackling the root cause of the problem, whether psychological or physical.

This could include: 

  • Counselling and therapy
  • Improving lifestyle (including losing weight)
  • Medicine for short-term improvements

Deal with It Discreetly with Healthera

We understand that people suffering from erectile dysfunction will want to treat their problem as discreetly as possible, even though it truly is nothing to be ashamed of.

With that in mind, we’ve made it easier than ever to get treatment for ED.

All you need to do is navigate to the “Men’s Health” section of your Healthera app, and decide whether you want to collect your medicine from your local pharmacy or have it sent discreetly to your home!

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