ED is usually thought of as an older man’s issue. Young men are often told “It’s all in your head”. Well, not so fast. It’s not quite as simple as that. The Guardian (UK) contacted me to share my thoughts in this recent article where they bring up some really great points and paints a far more compassionate picture than usual.
ED in young men has been reported as high as 30%. The most conservative studies put it at 11%. It depends who you talk to but there are a million different causes. Some people look to blame porn, some people blame too much sex, some people blame environmental toxins, the list goes on.
The fact is, any time a body part is not working normally, it is a medical problem. It’s really easy to just assume there is no way a young man could have a medical issue that can cause erectile dysfunction, but this is a dangerous assumption. I have seen dozens of young men who have medical conditions we discovered because their first symptom was erectile dysfunction. If they had just assumed it was “all in their head,” they could have missed some significant health issue that left untreated, could have become a major problem.
Erectile Dysfunction affects men of all ages. It is not just an old man’s condition. Don’t be embarrassed, don’t be ashamed, and don’t procrastinate seeking medical help.