Many men face erectile dysfunction symptoms, but is it something to worry about? If you suffer from one of these symptoms, talk to your physician today.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) has entered the vocabulary of the common man, thanks in part to the constant bombarding of on-screen advertisements and spam emails that claim to cure the condition. ED or impotence is basically the inability to get an erection and/or sustain it long enough to have satisfactory sex. Though most men think twice before going to the doctor with what is seen as a personal issue, the truth is that ED is a medical condition that affects one out of every three men over their lifetimes. In fact, more than 30 million men in the United States alone suffer from ED to some degree. The good news is that your general physician can easily diagnose erectile dysfunction symptoms and suggest appropriate treatment options in as little as 10 minutes.
It is important to understand that there can be many varied causes of ED, and the treatment methods differ based on the exact cause in a particular case. For example, some of the psychological causes of ED include depression, stress, performance anxiety, relationship issues, etc. ED may also be the result of nervous systems illnesses like Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis. Excessive smoking, alcohol and recreation drug use may also cause ED. Your GP will be able to work through your symptoms to help you figure out if you are suffering from ED, what has caused the condition, and how it can be treated.
All men experience problems with erections at some time in the course of their lives. It is important to not jump to conclusions if ED symptoms are transient or occasional. However, if you find that you are unable to have or sustain an erection long enough for sexual activity, and that the condition is developing slowly yet consistently, it is time to contact your doctor. This may be a sign of chronic ED caused by some physical condition such as heart disease or diabetes. It is also possible that ED has developed as a side-effect of certain medications.
In some cases, it is possible that while you get early-morning erections and can sustain erections while masturbating, you are having trouble getting an erection with your sexual partner all of a sudden. In such abrupt situations, it is possible that your ED is caused by psychological issues like stress, relationship problems, performance anxiety, depression, etc.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms may be the first signs of more severe health conditions such as heart diseases. In order to get and sustain an erection, blood should be able to easily flow into and remain in the penis. If you have been suffering from erectile dysfunction that has lasted for more than a few weeks, it might be because of the narrowing of blood vessels that supply blood to the penis. This may be due to physical medical conditions such as high blood pressure or hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.
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