What is Erectile Dysfunction? The inability to get and/or sustain an erection for sexual intercourse is deemed as being Erectile Dysfunction. It is estimated that around 10% of all men can suffer from it at some stage, which can either be a condition in itself, or a side effect of another health problem. Illnesses that can cause Erectile Dysfunction include Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or other neurological conditions such as a stroke or diabetes. Heart disease with a restricted blood flow around the body could be another cause, as could stress or depression of another form of psychological disorder.
Ways in which you may be able to prevent Erectile Dysfunction can include talking about it to your partner, and keeping stress and anxiety to a minimum. Looking after your physical health through diet and exercise can also help, as obesity and diabetes has been known to contribute to impotence. Reducing your cholesterol, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking regular exercise are all things that can be done.
What is the treatment for Erectile Dysfunction?
If you have tried the lifestyle advice given above, and it has made no difference, it could be possible that another underlying health problem could be causing it, so be sure to talk to your doctor and get checked out before going any further.
From there, your doctor will be able to advise on the next steps, for example there are oral medications that can be taken in order to combat impotence. It is always best to take medications prescribed by your doctor, as many tablets sold online are not regulated and could pose other health risks.
Sex therapy is another way of treating such a disorder, perhaps if the cause leans more toward psychological issues surrounding performance and sex. Other treatments can include penile injections and vacuum devices, and even surgery (penile implant), however it is only in severe cases that these may be required. Most men find that it is a phase, and can be helped with some lifestyle changes, and perhaps some oral medication if necessary. All in all, the best thing to do is to talk to your doctor, get them to check your health, and then see what they recommend for your individual circumstance.