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Executive Director of Sexual Health Foundation, Dr. Samuel Amanamah, has revealed that about 50 per cent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 in Ghana are suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED).

The causes, according to the consultant Urologist, are attributed to diseases like diabetes and hypertension among these people of these ages for which at some point in time are known or unknown by these individuals.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which a man regularly finds it difficult to get or keep a firm erection.

This situation he explained has an adverse social impact on families, society as a whole and therefore must be addressed.

Dr. Samuel Amanamah, who is also Sexapathologist, made the revelation in his speech during a symposium on challenges of sexual dysfunction in men, in Kumasi.

The symposium was organized by the Sexual Health Foundation, a Kumasi based non-government organization.

In a related development, the CEO of Savior Herbal Center at Agona, Dr. Gabriel Mana Macklin has confirmed that  the revelations made by Dr Amanamah are the absolute truth.

According to him, every man from the age of 40 years is at high risk of contracting diseases such as prostate which can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Speaking to Nana Ampratwum on SilverFM Omanbapa Morning show said, Dr Gabriel indicated that there is the need for everyman to do excessive training to have a healthy life.

''At the ages of 40 and 70 men become prone to such diseases especially individuals with diabetes and hypertension and other health related issues....there are physical and medical challenges''

''This is the main reason why we find it necessary for the public to embark on periodic check ups to know and update themselves with any health issues and take steps to treat accordingly''

''From the ages of 40 updates in men if eating habits are not checked with frequent maintenance one can get physical conditions like diabetes''

''Some individuals at this age may have diabetes and heart or vascular diseases and so if body maintenance is not taken care of sexual disfunction can occur....alcoholism,drug abuse,high colestrol,pakinson , prostate issues at these ages can lead to such diseases''

SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana



Last modified on Wednesday, 23 September 2020