Look I know South Africa is called the land from down under for a reason, but when it comes to intimacy it really shouldn’t be because your goods down under just aren’t working right. Sadly in our world this is a huge deal without much rival. What we are going to be talking about today is considered the most common sex problem that men go to their doctor to report. I am talking about Erectile dysfunction, or ED for short, and if it makes you feel any better it is estimated that roughly 30 million men around the world are suffering from the same exact condition.
What is erectile dysfunction
Put simply erectile dysfunction is a condition in men that means the they have trouble either getting an erection or being able to keep one that is firm enough to perform proper intercourse. Now if you have just experienced an issues like this here and there once or twice in your life, then you more than likely do not have anything that you need to be worrying about.
If, on the other hand, you notice that your ED is becoming progressively worse over time or that it happens often then that is simply not normal, and it is something that you need to see a professional about.
There could be many causes for this, such as the most common issue which is those men who have limited blood flow or damaged nerves inside of their penis. You could also be undergoing a response to stresses or problems in your relationship that cause a subconscious disinterest in sexual desire.
Seek ED medical professionals
But the real reason to get this looked into by a professional at all costs is because ED can just be an early warning sign of something much larger than you realize.
You could actually be one of the lucky few who gets a warning sign like this when the real problem actually turns out to be a serious illness like atherosclerosis (also known as a hardening or blocked arteries), it could be a sign that you have a serious heart disease or even a blood sugar problem for those who are developing diabetes.
Those men who do have ED have been shown in studies to be much more likely to have cardiovascular issues like a heart attack, stroke, or even circulatory problems in their legs so please do yourself a favor and get to a doctor yesterday. The sooner, the better in a situation like this no matter how embarrassing you think it may be.
The mental aspect
Aside from the reasons you might be getting erectile dysfunction in the first place, it is also important to note that your ability to rise above it mentally has to be just as important as your ability to get it treated.
ED has been known to cause low-self esteem in men for obvious reasons as well as severe depression. ED can also affect your relationship in a negative way, and if that begins to happen then it really needs to be treated for improved quality of life.
Causes of ED
There are many other factors that can be the primary cause to your ED though, so talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
- If you are over 50 years of age
- If you have consistently high blood sugar
- If you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease
- If you are a smoker
- If you have high blood pressure
- Even if you are obese or have a lack of exercise in your life
After talking to your doctor it is time to look into treatments, which usually starts off with the non-invasive types first. Most of the best known treatments for erectile dysfunction are safe, but it never hurts to talk to your doctor about it. Most likely you will be prescribed an oral pill such as Viagra or Cialis that is used to treat these types of conditions by allowing blood to flow to the penis freely, you may also try penile implants, testosterone therapy for those who seem to be suffering from low testosterone being detected in the blood.
Whatever the treatment, the sooner you speak to your doctor, the sooner you will be able to get back to living your best life.