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7 Common Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatments & A Few Care Tips

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Every man encounters a problem in getting an erection at some stage in his life. The impotence can be temporary or permanent, and it could be because of a variety of reasons like fatigue, stress, injuries, drinking excessive alcohol, smoking, inactive lifestyle, medical conditions, medications, etc (more about causes can be found here). Erectile dysfunction can break relationships and therefore it is important that a patient must seek ED treatment at the earliest. The thing to know is that ED can be treated, and here are the treatment options: ED Treatment The treatment starts with the patient consulting a doctor (and discussing everything in a transparent manner). The doctor then conducts tests to determine the cause of ED, which could be physical, psychological, medical or lifestyle-related. Treatment is prescribed based on the cause. If the ED is connected to an unhealthy lifestyle, the doctor will prescribe giving up on smoking, drinking and drug abuse. He will ask the patient to shed weight and lead a simple and healthy lifestyle, which is free of stress. He will also recommend daily exercise (which the patient must do even if ED is caused by other factors). Working out regularly increases the metabolic rate and an enhanced metabolism can burn up fats faster. It also unclogs the arteries, thereby allowing increasing the flow of blood to the organs, including the penis – leading to stronger and long lasting erections. The doctor also will recommend that the patient consult a psychologist if the ED is caused by ... Read More »

Causes Of ED (Erectile Dysfunction)

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Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by a host of factors like physical, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices. One unfortunate choice or event in life can cause this condition, which can strip away a guy’s manhood. Here is an exhaustive list of the factors that cause ED: Physical Causes Of ED An injury to the pelvis, penis, bladder or spinal cord can damage nerves that are involved in the erection process. Hormonal imbalance, especially that of testosterone, can make a man lose interest in sex. Erections happen because the penis receives a flow of blood. If the blood flows back quickly, the erection fades and the penis becomes flaccid again, and rather quickly too. This is called a Venous Leak, and it happens because of injury or disease. Medical Conditions And Drugs That Can Cause ED Diabetes damages blood vessels that help men get an erection. If the disease is not controlled, it can lead to ED. Kidney diseases too can cause ED because they lead to hormonal problems and can even affect the flow of blood to the penis. Such diseases substantially lower the energy levels and make the patient lose all interest in sex. Plus, medications used to treat kidney diseases too can cause ED. Prostate enlargement (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) is part of the aging process, and it can cause ED. Even BPH medications can cause it. Nervous system disorders can lead to ED. The penis is controlled by the Central Nervous System, and therefore it is natural that any ... Read More »

Are You At Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction?

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Sexual arousal is triggered by a combination of many diverse factors and organs, including the brain, hormones, emotional response, muscles, blood vessels, and more. These factors must interact with each other in order to trigger an erection. Many physical and psychological factors, and medical conditions, can interfere and cause erectile dysfunction. Characteristics Of Erectile Dysfunction If you notice any of these, you must consult a doctor. Now, here are the risk factors you must pay attention to. Physical Risk Factors Cardiovascular disease High levels of cholesterol High blood pressure Overweight condition/obesity Weak metabolism Diabetes Low testosterone levels Penis injury (interior/exterior) Medications (for prostate, blood pressure, antidepressants, etc.) Medical conditions like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis Smoking, drinking alcohol regularly, substance abuse Spinal cord injuries Age – age is a huge factor. As you age, erections take time to develop and are not strong. Older men may also not be able to maintain an erection. Cycling for prolonged periods. Cycling pressurizes the nerves and restricts the flow of blood to the penis. However, it can cause only temporary erectile dysfunction. If you are impacted by any of the physical factors above, and if you feel that these factors are playing havoc with your sex life, then you must see a doctor. Psychological Risk factors The penis is controlled by the central nervous system and therefore the brain plays a big part in triggering erections. All of your sexual tension and excitement is triggered by the bran and these factors lead to an ... Read More »

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