Everything you need to know about erectile dysfunction (ED)
You are not alone.
Erectile dysfunction extends far beyond the physiological or the psychological aspects.
It is a sensitive topic that men generally shy away from because of the stigma attached to this issue.
That’s why we have created this website so that you can not only find the information you need, but its aim is to put you at ease.
Erectile dysfunction affects 150 million men worldwide (1) and it can be treated discreetly and professionally.
Regain the confidence you need to feel whole again. And remember, you are not alone.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is recognised as a warning sign for silent blood vessel and heart disease (such as heart attacks) - so if you do not have an obvious cause for your ED (e.g. psychological or physical trauma, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol etc.) you should be screened for vascular and heart disease by having your blood sugar, lipids and blood pressure measured. (2)
“A man with ED and no cardiac symptoms is a cardiac (vascular) patient until proven otherwise.” (2)
How common are erectile problems ?
- It is estimated that 150 million men worldwide are affected by (ED). (1)
- More than 50% of men over the age of 40 will experience some degree of erectile dysfunction at some point. (3)
- It also becomes more common as men age or if they suffer from poor health. (4)
- A study conducted at primary care clinics in the Western Cape revealed 77% of black and coloured South African men, between the ages of 35 and 50 years, are suffering from erectile dysfunction. (4)
1. Gingell C, Sultana SR, Wulff MB, Gepi-Attee S. Duration of Action of Sildenafil Citrate in Men with Erectile Dysfunction. J Sex Med 2004;1:179-184. 2. Jackson G, Rosen RC, Kloner RA, Kostis JB. The Second Princeton Concensus on Sexual Dysfunction and Cardiac Risk: New Guidelines for Sexual Medicine. J Sex Med 2006;3:28-36. 3. Feldman HA, Goldstein I, Hatzichristou DG, Krane RJ, McKinley JB. Impotence and its medical and psychosocial correlates; Results of the Massachusetts male aging study. J Urol 1994;151:54-61. 4. De Klerk H, De Villiers PJT, Isaacs S. Prevalence and Characteristics of Erectile Dysfunction in Black and Mixed Race Primary Care Populations of the Cape Flats and Helderberg Basin Area of the Western Cape, South Africa. SA Family Pract 2003;45(1):14-20.