Erection… ain’t what it used to be? - Causes of ED [Part 1 of 5]

Let’s be clear…what is ED?

ED is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. (Hopinsmedicine.org).


One study found that 52% of men ages 40 to 70 experience ED.

There are many reasons why one might experience Erectile dysfunction.

The most common are:

  • Prostate problems – Enlargement
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypogonadism
  • High blood pressure
  • Vascular disease
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Drug use
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Inflammation of the penis (Priapism)
  • Depression, Anxiety and Stress
  • Alcohol use
  • Smoking – increased risk of vascular disease or hypertension
  • Other psychological issues
  • Systemic inflammation

The problem of Erectile Dysfunction stems from poor or restricted blood flow caused by one or more of the items listed above, which stems from poor Nitric Oxide production and Low Testosterone. Living a lifestyle of low exercise and high consumption of processed foods are sure to contribute to poor sexual health. To regain control of your E-Function it takes effort. We started by taking time to educate ourselves on resources that are readily available and have discovered that there is hope for so many! That’s what we want to share with you!

It is important to assess what your symptoms are saying about why you are experiencing ED.

When trying to combat ED it is critical to understand what is causing it in your body. There is no substitute for speaking with a trained physician who will guide you through the process of uncovering your own particular issues. That said, we can begin doing some things that will help. Things that Nitric Oxide production and thus increase blood flow in the body. Regardless of your own issues these things will help you to live a healthier lifestyle.


You’ve heard it before…Good diet and exercise. We will point to resources that will guide you through changes you can make that can improve your situation. Stay tuned!

Here is one resource you can use to begin your journey to firm and strong erections. Yes there are many resources, but our absolute favorite is Dr Rachael Ross Clinical Health Professional:

https://drrachaelinstitute.com/

In particular she has a series of YouTube videos that help educate men on sexual health. Much of what we will share is inspired by her work… see more at:

https://www.youtube.com/@drrachael