One of the most basic definitions of Erectile dysfunction is when a person has the inability of keeping an erection firm enough and long enough to procreate. Often, an erectile dysfunction may also be referred to as impotence.
While erectile dysfunction is often considered a permanent or semi-permanent thing for men, in times of great stress, occasional ED is quite common. If you are subjected to a very frequent problem regarding ED, then there may be some underlying health problems.
Getting treatment as soon as possible may be essential for you in such cases.
There are some cases where ED is caused by emotional or relationship issues. There are many professionals that can help you with those issues and get you back on the horse again. It may be worth seeing a shrink if your ED is not caused by physical issues but emotional reasons.
One of the most common erectile dysfunction symptoms which most patients may suffer from are as follows:
- Problems getting a firm erection for a relatively long time when compared to an average person
- Disinterest in sexual activity in general
- Trouble maintaining an erection during intercourse
- Premature ejaculation
- Inability to orgasm, known as anorgasmia
If you face such issues, the best course of action would be to consult your doctor. If you’ve observed that you’ve had these symptoms for over 2 months, then a visit to the doctor and trying to uncover the underlying health problem is important.
Often, people have a much more severe disease which can cause ED such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, injuries and such.
What health factors may be causing ED?
- Drug use
- Alcohol use
- Emotional problems
Age and Erectile dysfunction
According to a research done by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, close to 30 Million Americans are affected by ED.
The frequency goes like this:
- 70 years old or older – 30 percent
- Men in their 60s – 22 percent
- Men younger than 60 – 12 percent
While there are a lot of people who think ED develops naturally as you age but that’s not the case a lot of times. While it is true that getting an erection as you get older gets more difficult, depending on your lifestyle and health, your sexual function may not be handicapped by age as much.
How do you treat ED?
Erectile dysfunction isn’t something that can be ‘cured’ in a day, it’s a process where you use different treatments which can include pills (include for example Kamagra, Sildenafil etc.), therapy and a lifestyle change.
A lot of the time, changing your food intake, exercising, working on your relationships and going to professionals such as a shrink would help your body naturally cope with ED.