Around the World
Most men will experience erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their lives (either as a one-off or recurrent problem). It may often be a natural part of the ageing process. While there are a number of different causes for ED, in most cases it is due to a reduced blood flow to the penis when aroused.
It's important to bear in mind, however, that ED can often be a symptom of health conditions affecting the blood vessels, heart and prostate (such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol). As such, it is always best to have a health check to rule out the possibility of your ED being related to a more serious underlying health condition.
Our interactive map offers a fascinating overview of how ED is viewed, treated and perceived across the globe. From cultural and historical traditions to modern treatments and awareness; the attitudes towards ED are just as diverse as the men who face this condition.
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