Erectile dysfunction is when a man has trouble obtaining or maintaining an erection. He might also suffer from reduced sexual desire. It might be a good idea to see a doctor if you experience Erectile dysfunction. Some symptoms that might encourage one to seek out medical attention include premature or delayed ejaculation, or if one has other symptoms along with erectile dysfunction. It is also important to see a doctor if you have a history of diabetes or heart disease, or another condition that might be linked to erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be caused by both physical and mental conditions. Some physical conditions include heart disease, clogged blood vessels, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, parkinson’s disease, MS/Multiple Sclerosis, side effects of certain medications, tobacco use, alcohol and substance abuse,sleep disorders, surgeries or injuries to the pelvic area or spinal chord. Psychologically, it can be caused by depression, anxiety, stress, or relationship problems.
As one gets older, they become more at risk of suffering from ED. Complications can arise from ED, such as more stress (which contributes to the erectile dysfunction), embarrassment or low self esteem, relationship problems, a poor sex life and the inability to get a partner pregnant. ED can best be managed or prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices, such as abstaining from tobacco, moderating alcohol use, avoiding illegal drugs, exercising regularly, seeking help for any mental problems such as anxiety or depression. It is also important to take steps to reduce stress as much as possible.
If a healthy lifestyle alone doesn’t solve ED problems, it can be diagnosed by a doctor, and medications can be used to manage the difficulty. A few of these medications are viagra, and cialis. These medications enhance the effects of nitric oxide, increasing blood flow and relaxing the penis. These medications alone do not produce an erection, but combined with sexual stimulation, will assist in producing a natural, normal erection. Possible side effects of these medications include nasal congestion, headache, visual change, back pain and upset stomach. It is important to check with a doctor before taking any medication or supplement related to sexual health. Not all these medications work for all men. Some medications may even be dangerous if you take nitrate drugs (commonly prescribed for chest pain), have heart disease or failure, or have hypotension (very low blood pressure). Some men have ED as a result of low testosterone, and may be supplemented with testosterone replacement therapy. Other treatments include a penis pump which provides pressure to stimulate an erection, or even a penile implant.
Recent studies have found that exercise is very effective in managing erectile dysfunction. Combined with psychological counseling to eliminate any stress, anxiety or depression, can lead to a decrease in severity of erectile dysfunction.