Erectile dysfunction or impotence was and still is mislabelled as an older man’s problem. The truth is that there has been a steady increase in the cases of erectile dysfunction among young men in the last decade or so. Research has shown that the current type of lifestyle is one of the main culprits for this increase, with ever more young men facing this frustrating problem.
Here are a few of the reasons for this alarming rise of Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men:
1. As stated above the number 1 reason for ED in young males is the lifestyle they lead today. Consumption of alcohol and recreational drugs like marijuana, ecstasy etc. along with smoking cigarettes is something which definitely contributes to the onset of ED in young men. College going men are especially susceptible to being exposed and pressurized to trying out these, which is more than likely to lead to long term addictions.
2. Lack of exercise is another reason that leads to impotence in young men. The sedentary lifestyle combined with alcohol and drug abuse dramatically increases the instances of erectile dysfunction in young men.
3. Ever increasing number of men are starting to suffer from diabetes at an younger age, especially in countries like India, which has become the diabetes capital of the world. The connection between diabetes and erectile dysfunction is well documented.
4. Performance anxiety related to their sexual prowess, size of their organ, unrealistic expectations and peer pressure is another cause of temporary impotence.
The factors mentioned above can all contribute to the early onset of ED in young men. The main problem is that younger men much less likely to seek medical help or counselling to correctly diagnose and treat their condition when compared to older men. The reason for this is the stigma attached with impotence, the macho image that they want to portray does not lend them to admit to be suffering from erectile dysfunction, which is a pity because their condition is very much treatable and there is no need to suffer physically or emotionally because of it. All they need to do is get in touch with a qualified sexologist who will be able to treat them with the right combination of medication and counseling and protect their privacy.