Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction – Can CBD help?
In the U.S alone, a third of males aged between 50 and 64 have erectile dysfunction. This number jumps to around 44% between the ages of 65 and 85. Male impotence is an industry that has been conjectured by market research company Grand View Research to reach an incredible worth of USD $3.2 billion by 2022, just in the U.S alone. This massive number refers only to the heavy-duty pharmaceutical industry, with medications like Viagra and Cialis; which shockingly has a 36-hour effectivity and is thus innocently referred to as ‘The Weekend Pill’.
With men affected by sexual dysfunction at a rate of 33.3% to 44%, a more natural and holistic therapy needs to be defined — and preferably one without these long-lasting and downright nasty side effects.
What is Impotence?
Impotence is a problem among men, which is characterised by the consistent inability to maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse, the inability to ejaculate, or an inconsistency in doing either. It is far more prevalent with men over 60 and also with those who have a lower than average IQ — which may be indicative of poor lifestyle choices in exercise and food, resulting in poor men’s health, rather than actual intellectual ability.
The most prevalent reason for impotence through physical factors is due to there not being enough blood flow to substantiate an erection for long, or at all.
The possible causes of impotence are said to be wide-ranging and attributable to both physical and mental instigators. Just some of the possible physical factors are:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peyronie’s disease
- Substance abuse
- Sleep disorders
- Diabetes, etc.
But many who suffer from impotence, especially those who fall outside of the elder age group range, may have a good bill of health, so other emotional or psychological factors may prove to be the real cause. These causes may include:
- Performance anxiety
- Low libido
- Relationship problems
- Outside/ work pressures, etc.