Is Erectile Dysfunction Ruining Your Relationship?

How to treat EDWe all know the effects of erectile dysfunction on men, including lack of sustained erections which can lead to emotional torment, relationship issues, and even depression.  It is a sad phenomenon, adversely impacting on mental health, self-esteem and general enjoyment of life.

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction or ED experience the feeling of incompleteness, loss of manhood and despair.  Whilst there are many highly regarded treatments available to treat symptoms of ED, there is still a stigma attached for men with this condition.  Generally Aussie blokes refrain from talking about their experience of the various symptoms of erectile dysfunction.  However, it is a topic that should be open for discussion without fear of judgement of being a sexual deviant!  Erectile Dysfunction is in fact quite common, with one in four men experiencing symptoms at some stage in their life.

More commonly as men age this condition can begin or escalate with higher, more alarming frequency, there are steps you can take to live with erectile dysfunction. Then there are some men who simply have performance anxiety making them incapable of achieving an erection.  Rest assured help is available.

Avoid Mistakes, Talk to Your Partner About Your ED

The best practice is to avoid concealing your symptoms and emotions from your partner.  Many men opt to bare the burden alone and for obvious reasons, it’s personal, very personal.  Despite understanding these reasons, the fact is you are in a partnership and failure to disclose what’s happening to you can lead to amplified problems in a relationship.

Most men and women consider honesty as the most important factor in their relationship and by keeping secrets, discovery results in the lack of trust.  We all would agree that lack of trust is not only unpleasant, but a deal breaker and once discovered it is incredibly hard to redeem yourself.  Another vital component of this non-disclosure is your partner may be thinking you are not attracted to them physically anymore or something has changed.  Without clear communication between each other this can also lead to the unwarranted suspicion of affairs, by discovering that prescription or package in the mail.  It truly can be a vicious cycle and if you didn’t already think you have problems, well it is about to magnify.

You are already hurting, worried and a gambit of other emotions, the last thing you need to be doing is to hurt your partner and your relationship too. Often by talking with your doctor it will make you better equipped, through the knowledge of what solutions are on hand.

Communication is the Key

Marriage advice 101!  A problem shared is a problem halved.  Don’t carry the burden of secrets, by talking with you’re partner you’ll receive compassion and understanding.  Not to mention preventing them from the experience of feeling undesirable and lied to. There’s a good chance you could have more fun and a more enjoyable sex life through trialling treatments such as Viagra or Cialis.

In a loving relationship you’ll be surprised as to how much your partner will want to help you!  This communication will form a loving bond once you abandon you fears of going it alone.

How to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

First port of call, talk to your doctor.

There are many successful ways to help men reverse the symptoms of ED temporarily.  They are treatments, sadly, not cures and will have varying results depending on your general health, medical conditions and state of mind.

Popular ED Medications – Viagra & Cialis

The most common are oral medications such as Viagra and Cialis.  These drugs are classified as phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors, how they work is: they increase blood flow to the penis when a man is stimulated.  Common myths are they may cause unwanted erections however the desired effect only occurs if arousal is present.

The good news is these drugs have runs on the board and are well received by most men, without complication or significant symptoms.  Like any medications there are side effects and your doctor will discuss these with you. Fortunately, prices are reducing with brand name ED pills due to the expiration of patents.  Or, alternatively there is a wide choice of affordable generic Viagra and Cialis on the market with the identical active ingredients, manufactured under stringent standards.

Leading pharmaceutical companies also provide an array of option to tablet or pill format.  Such as Kamagra Oral Jelly and Effervescent, Apcalis Oral Jelly, Suhagra and Cenforce (generic Viagra) are all are well worthwhile exploring, and many are a great alternative for men who find tablets difficult to consume.

There are other treatments out there and knowledge is king, talk to your doctor, you’ll find that oral medication is usually the first option for men with erectile dysfunction and are definitely well worth trying.

5 Steps for a Healthier Erection

Poor lifestyle choices, as you well know can lead to a wide variety of diseases and symptoms, including ED. By making a few minor changes will impact on many aspects of your life and result in a healthier you and better erections.  Here are 5 steps you can take, by implementing into your daily life, you’ll feel better, look better and be better;

  1. Diet and exercise
  2. Quit smoking
  3. Reduce alcohol
  4. Get enough sleep
  5. Eat healthily

Yes, some are harder than others depending on your habits and the way you live your life.  However, it is hard to dispute that these 5 simple steps will reap so many benefits like;

  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Increased fitness
  • Improve heart and lung capacity
  • Clearer skin
  • Feel proud
  • Improved appearance
  • Save money
  • Better erections
  • Improved mood

Ok, you get it, and there’s more you can add to the list!  The potential results are outstanding, we have all seen it on the television, social media and within our own social networks.  Often thinking I wish that was me!

Get started, Get Fit, Get Romantic

You’re probably thinking this article is about relationships, right?  And it is, all these steps you can put in place will improve you, and in turn your relationships.

  • You don’t have to sweat it out at the gym, try an organised, regular walk with your partner, or shoot some hoops, play golf, go for a swim!
  • You don’t have to eat rabbit food, instead, make a healthy plant-based recipe with your partner, or better still for your partner!
  • You don’t need to be a teetotaller, just enjoy alcohol as a treat or celebration, and definitely in moderation!

These choices will lead to better sex too!

What you will find is not only will you start living and have more enjoyment in life but, all aspects of your health will improve.  For many Australians obesity and a sedentary lifestyle is the norm.  Choose to be different get off the couch, make some changes, motivate yourself and loved ones and take 5 steps, one by one.

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