But experts have now revealed that the condition may have darker implications, manifesting as a possible symptom of serious issues such as heart disease or high blood pressure.
Dr Hussain Alnajjar told FEMAIL about the possible underlying issues which could bring about erectile dysfunction (or ED), explaining the potential reasons behind this?
He also touched on the importance of being seen by a medical professional, despite many experiencing feeling embarrassed to seek help.
Dr Hussain Alnajjar told FEMAIL about the possible underlying issues which could bring about erectile dysfunction, explaining the potential reasons behind this (Stock image).
Dr Alnajjar explained that there are a variety of conditions erectile dysfunction (ED) could be symptom of, due to the link between male arousal and the several body systems it concerns.
According to Dr Alnajjar (pictured), ED may sometimes manifest as a symptom of more serious issues because blood flow is affected.
How does erectile dysfunction arise as a symptom of something more serious? .
According to Dr Alnajjar, ED may sometimes manifest as a symptom of more serious issues because blood flow is affected.
'In many cases, ED can be a sign of other underlying health issues, such as: atherosclerosis (hardening or blocked arteries), heart disease, high blood pressure or high blood sugar from diabetes, particularly if the condition is reoccurring,' he explained.
How should people go about seeking help for erectile dysfunction.
Dr Alnajjar stressed that despite many feeling the push and pull of stigmas around the condition, it is important to seek help from a medical professional.
'There is still a huge stigma attached to ED, which is why many men are afraid and reluctant to seek medical help