Not all men want to talk about their inability to get or maintain an erection, however, erectile dysfunction can have an intense impact on relationships and self-esteem. Most men will have problems with an erection at some point in their sexual history that doesn’t mean they have ED. So how can you know if you have erectile dysfunction?
Signs of Erectile Dysfunction
Your ability to become aroused is a complex process that involves communication between the body, brain, and nerves. Your brain, hormones, nerves, blood vessels, emotions, and muscles all play an intricate part in getting an erection. When any of these factors don’t line up, it can disrupt the system causing erectile dysfunction. Mental health also plays a major role in your sexual ability as stress and other mental health problems can cause or make erectile dysfunction worse. You should also know that occasional sexual problems are normal and are not necessarily erectile dysfunction. But you may have erectile dysfunction when the following symptoms are persistent:
- Reduced desire for sex
- Inability to get an erection
- Inability to maintain an erection
Who is at Risk for Erectile Dysfunction?
You may be at more risk for erectile dysfunction if you:
- Are getting older
- Have a psychological condition like anxiety, stress, or depression.
- Suffer from heart disease or diabetes
- Smoke and use tobacco
- Use drugs and alcohol
- Are overweight
- Are undergoing radiation treatment for cancer
- Are taking medications for high blood pressure medications, or antidepressants
- Have an injury or surgery that might have damaged the nerves or arteries that contribute to erections
Can I Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?
Although it might not be possible to always prevent erectile dysfunction, maintaining general health can help you avoid persistent problems. So, the healthier you are, the less likely you have the risk of erectile dysfunction. You can also follow the tips below to prevent the risk of erectile dysfunction.
- Reduce your stress
- Manage underlying health conditions that can affect ED
- Manage your mental health
- Exercise consistently
- Avoid smoking and use recreational drugs
Treating Erectile Dysfunction
Not all causes of erectile dysfunction are the same so the treatments also vary. So, you may need to work with your doctor to come up with the best treatment. Possible treatments include:
Lifestyle modifications: Losing weight, exercising regularly, managing medical conditions, can help restore erectile function.
Counseling: If you have any psychological or mental problems, seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns can help to gain back erections.
Prescription medications: If needed, your doctor may prescribe oral medications such as Cenforce 200, Vilitra 20, Malegra 100, or Fildena 150. Consult with your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredients in the medicine.