Erectile dysfunction may be a problem that men are more willing to discuss today than in previous generations, but that doesn’t mean the details of ED are crystal clear. On the contrary, many men feel confused about this problem. Because confusion may stand between you and the help you need, we want to shed some light onto this important topic.
Here’s What You Need to Know
- Erectile dysfunction affects most men on occasion. The inability to maintain an erection may occur now and then for reasons such as a few too many drinks or shouldering too much stress. True ED means that erection is a challenge more than 50% of the time.
- ED could indicate a risk for serious health problems. Sometimes, erectile dysfunction alerts us to a bigger problem, such as heart disease or high blood pressure. This is because the blood vessels in the penis are more reactive to narrowing than larger vessels in the heart and brain.
- Medical care is vital. Because ED indicates another problem at hand, it is important to consult with an experienced urologist for appropriate care. ED medications are recommended only after a thorough health check-up.
- ED medication may not be the answer. There is a common belief that drugs like Viagra are a “cure-all” for erectile dysfunction. Not so. Our health assessment may lead us to an issue such as low testosterone, or to diabetes, conditions that can be managed to improve general and sexual health.
- Every man is different. Erectile dysfunction looks different from one man to another. The fact that an erection can be obtained doesn’t mean ED is not at play. If firmness cannot be sustained for the desired duration, it could be because of erectile dysfunction. Any difficulty with firmness should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
- Erectile dysfunction is not an age thing. Men do not struggle with firmness because they grow older. They struggle because their health is diminished in some way. It could be sleep, stress, weight, or other factors; but not age.
There are several steps a man can take to reduce his risk of erectile dysfunction, and a variety of ways to treat this problem. To learn more about treatment options for ED, call our Plano office at (972) 403-5425.This entry was posted in Erectile Dysfunction. Bookmark the permalink.
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