Let’s talk with the experts: five doctors answer your questions about erectile dysfunction, its causes, and the best treatments
Erectile dysfunction is an element that occurs only in men. The reason for this is that erectile dysfunction refers to a man’s inability to get an erection. The penis is a sexual organ of the male or women do not experience this particular problem. It is actually relatively common sense as men grow older it is more likely to occur. You will know if you have erectile dysfunction because your penis will no longer get an erection. This can be a concerning issue and one worth researching and bringing up with your doctor.
There are solutions to erectile dysfunction and it may be as simple as taking a pill that only cost a few dollars. Erectile dysfunction medications are available in South Africa everywhere.
How are men affected
Around half of all people in Australia are men making erectile dysfunction a prominent issue. Despite the number of men who may be suffering from erectile dysfunction being so high, it is a relatively little talked about issue. The reason for this is the social stigma attached to erectile dysfunction which makes it embarrassing to discuss.
For example, if you get into an argument with your partner it is possible she or he could mock you for your for sexual performance. This is the kind of thing that every man worries about. Most relationships we’ll deal with some kind of sexually-oriented dilemma at some point. It is not uncommon for men over 50 to begin experiencing erectile dysfunction. But what exactly is erectile dysfunction?
Understanding erectile dysfunction
To understand what erectile dysfunction is you must first understand how the male sexual organ works. The penis becomes erect during times when it is sexually stimulated. This happens by a chemical Exchange in the body where an enzyme is released into the bloodstream. Best prompts blood vessels carrying blood to the penis to expand increasing blood flow. Simultaneously, blood vessels carrying blood away from your penis will begin to constrict and get smaller. This uneven pressure will cause blood to build up in the penis.
The blood is stored within two storage units called Corpus cavernosum. Please to storage tanks act as reservoirs for the blood and when they are filled the penis is erect and ready for sexual intercourse. When this system breaks down, it can be the result of a hormonal imbalance or a mental issue.
Sometimes an injury or illness may trigger erectile dysfunction to occur. Certain medications can also cause erectile dysfunction although it is relatively temporary. For example, if taking an opioid such as a pain reliever for wisdom teeth or other major surgery you can experience erectile dysfunction while the drug is in your system.
Around 1 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction and South Africa alone. This is a relatively high number considering there are 24.6 million people in Africa in 2017. So roughly one out of every 12 men in Australia suffer from erectile dysfunction. The best strategy to deal with erectile dysfunction is to first get your house in order. Stress and lack of sleep can contribute to the circumstances that cause erectile dysfunction to arise.
Diet and sleeping habits
When you bring it up with your doctor he is likely to ask you about your diet and sleeping habits as well. If you can isolate the problem it is easier to treat but sometimes erectile dysfunction is unavoidable. When this is the case and erectile dysfunction medication may be prescribed such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, or Kamagra oral jelly. All of these are viable solutions but may have variances that work better for some men than others. If you think you may be beginning to experience erectile dysfunction you should immediately contact your doctor. Begin the process of eliminating potential causes and traded as soon as possible. There is no point in prolonging the inevitable and suffering when there is no need to. Your sex life and still be healthy even with erectile dysfunction and modern medicine can restore an erection in almost any patient.
Be open with your partner
While this can be an embarrassing topic you should probably bring it up with your partner as well. They should be informed of all of your medical issues and this way they will not get the wrong impression when you fail to perform.
Medical Practitioner (General Practice) with postgraduate diplomas in Cape Town. My special interest is erectile dysfunction.