Do You Have Problems Getting Hard?
If the answer is yes, you probably have erectile dysfunction! The good news is you have options that can treat the symptoms and help you regain your quality of life (QOL).
What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction is the inability of the penis to achieve or remain firm enough to perform sexual intercourse. Often referred to as impotence, most men at some stage experience ED. It can be intermittent, one of or a regular event.
The most common causes of ED are stress. However frequent ED can be due to an underlying health problem. It is important to seek the advice of a medical physician to identify the reasons behind your symptoms.
Relationship and emotional problems can also play a role in affecting your ability to achieve an erection. Seeking advice from a relationship professional may assist in getting your life back on track.
What are the symptoms of ED?
If you regularly experience any of the following symptoms you may have erectile dysfunction:
- Difficulty gaining an erection
- Difficulty achieving orgasm, also known as anorgasmia
- Premature ejaculation
As a guide, if these symptoms persist for two months or more, it is recommended that you seek medical advice.
What are the common causes of ED?
Often the reason why ED occurs is due to lifestyle decisions, hereditary medical conditions or emotional states such as stress, anxiety and relationship issues. Following are the top causes of erectile dysfunction:
- Cardio Vascular Disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Post-operative surgery
- Drug or Alcohol abuse
- Relationship problems
- Certain medications
In some cases, lifestyle changes can provide the remedy. Many of these common causes are interactive and by adopting some simple changes will not only improve your health immediately, and provide preventative action for more serious disease.
It is important to consult your doctor to work out the most effective plan for you.
What are the best treatments for ED?
There are a variety of treatments on the market ranging from prescription drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Less proven treatments are aphrodisiacs and herbal remedies.
Can ED be cured?
Many men when they reach middle age, and we’ll call it forty may be able to improve or reverse ED with lifestyle changes.
A 2014 study of Australian men aged 35 to 80 years, reported that over a five year span, that nearly one third had experienced ED. And after lifestyle changes 29% reported improvement in their erectile dysfunction.
Are you ready to take the challenge?
Here’s an outline of action you can take to help your erections and overall health:
Improving your heart’s health
Did you know that your cardio vascular health can improve your chances of reducing the risk of ED. Studies have shown direct links between cardio vascular disease and erectile dysfunction.
Making lifestyle changes to improve ED
For many Australian men, making lifestyle changes may be an arduous task.
Stopping Smoking – often easier said than done, but the benefits are massive. Ranging from heart health, erectile dysfunction, social stigma and financial. It is a no brainer and today there are many tools such as patches, sprays, gum etc that can assist in cessation of smoking.
Reduced alcohol intake – most studies show a clear correlation between ED and alcohol consumption. It is recommended that if you’re prescribed ed medications such as Viagra and Cialis that alcohol may affect the efficacy of the drug.
Obesity – Australia is now known as a leading country of high obesity, with over two thirds of the nation being overweight. This statistic obviously has a plethora of negative health outcomes on both men and women. But not all know the impact on sexual performance. Could this be the reason for your lack of erections?
Today’s men face more lifestyle stresses than ever, if your erectile dysfunction is preventable adopting small lifestyle changes may be the answer to reducing or stopping the incidence of ED. You will also have the serendipity of overall better health.
Unfortunately, this won’t help all men and medication may be warranted to treat your condition. Whatever the case it’s important to have the talk with your doctor, the expert in this field.