You Should Know About This
While speaking about problems that we can face during our life, it’s seldom that our parents talk about sexual ones. “It’s a taboo, it’s early, they will find out somehow,” they say. However, the reality shows that men learn about sexual life and issues that can accompany it from sources that do not convey accurate information. Very often, information about sexual-life problems is biased and based on one’s personal experience and understanding. As men are grown up being more often compared to other men, they tend to do the same in the case of sexual life too, even when it comes to health issues. This article is meant to talk about one of them, erectile dysfunction, explain its causes and development and offer keys to its treatment.
Erectile Dysfunction or ED
Erectile dysfunction belongs to the list of sexual dysfunctions associated with the state when men are not able to get or maintain an erection during at least one in every two sexual foreplays. Compared to other sexual disorders, doctors also observe and diagnose erectile dysfunction in the long run, meaning that once in a while every man can experience ED. However, when men face difficulties with developing or keeping a strong erection for consecutive periods, they need to consider those to be a sign of ED. You should also know that ED can expose itself in two ways. It can either act as a congenital condition, i.e. be present at birth, but not inherited from the parents. On the other hand, it can be a secondary symptom to a more serious disorder, lying underneath.
What Can Cause ED?
When it comes to dysfunctions of sexual nature, you have to keep in mind that sex, as a process, involves two levels: physical and psychological. For that reason, sexual disorders usually develop based on the existence of problems in these two levels. From the physical perspective, conditions and issues with organs like the heart, clogged blood vessels, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, body fat around the waist and/or obesity, low T (testosterone) can cause ED. From the psychological perspective, stress and mental health issues are involved in the development of this condition. Also, substance abuse, like tobacco use or alcoholism, affects men’s sexual health and may lead to ED in hand with the factors mentioned above. In most cases, these factors are responsible for more serious problems that have not showcased themselves in full yet, and ED acts as their symptom. For this reason, treatment for erectile dysfunction usually takes a complex approach.
Can ED Be Treated?
To find treatment for erectile dysfunction, the doctors usually try to reveal the underlying condition, causing ED. At Vityl Men’s Health Clinic, specialists offer an all-inclusive approach, as they try to find both the biological and psychological causes of this issue of erectile dysfunction. These initial consultation-screening sessions also involve discussions on your preferences and the treatment option that would be the most effective one for you. Even your partner’s preferences can be taken into account. The usual method to treat ED involves oral medication, which works for most men. However, sometimes, based on the severity of the condition, professionals may offer to opt for other methods, such as surgery, implants, or exercises. Of course, you should not be ashamed to communicate the need of having psychological consultations also.
What Can You Do?
The best thing you can do to live a happy life is to voice your concerns, be open with your partner and visit a doctor when necessary. Conditions like ED do not fade and may develop into more serious issues, if untreated. However, the good news is that there is a wide range of options available to cure ED, which means that there is a wide range of chances to feel happy and satisfied in your personal life.