Erection Problems or Erectile Dysfunction Difficulties
Most men have experienced problems getting or maintaining an erection at some point in their lives.
Many factors can contribute to these issues and it is important to always see your doctor to ensure there is not an underlying medical condition which needs addressing.
Begin by consulting with your primary health care physician and have a complete physical.
Most problems with erection can be resolved by treating underlying health problems or making a few changes to your lifestyle.
Depression, thyroid issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, hormone levels, or medications you are taking may be the cause of your erectile dysfunction.
If there is no underlying health condition and you’ve received a clean bill of health, issues in your relationship may also contribute to problems achieving or maintaining an erection. If you and your partner no longer care for each other, are not attracted to each other, fight often, communicate poorly, or are bored, these factors can contribute to erection problems.
Open dialogue with your partner and talk about any issues you feel you are having, seek couples counselling, spice up your sex life through play and new activities together, or do other things to work on your relationship.
If your relationship isn’t the issue either, cut down on smoking or quit, reduce or eliminate alcohol or drug use, exercise daily and eat a healthy diet, get plenty of rest and make sure you eliminating stress or are using relaxation techniques. All or any of these factors may cause men to have erection issues. Sometimes the answer is as simple as adding a bit of exercise and eating better. If your body is stressed and tired from your lifestyle, there’s a good chance you will encounter erection problems at some point.
If none of these situations applies or has been cleared as being the issue, it may be time to consult your physician. Your doctor will give you a thorough examination and discuss your lifestyle as well as the medications you are taking. The examination will involve checking your penis, scrotum, and prostate to ensure that there is no inflammation, irregularities, or blockages which could be causing your erection issues such as a swollen prostate.
Some men have found improvement in their erectile dysfunction with the use of penis pumps. This is a good option for those who are unable to take prescription or natural supplement options or who have not found improvement using these methods. A penis pump can be used by most men except those who suffer from bleeding issues or take blood thinners, those with a spinal cord injury or diminished sensation in their penis, history of prolonged erection, or who have a curved penis. Most men using water assited penis pumps are able to maintain an erection for 30 minutes but the band should be removed after that amount of time to reduce the risk of injury.
Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, frequent exercise, adequate rest, elimination of stress, and dealing with relationship issues are often enough to prevent or resolve erection problems. Consulting with a physician can ensure no underlying health issues or medications are interfering with your ability to get or maintain an erection. Therapies for mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues, can also help to eliminate erectile dysfunction through dealing with any issues you may be encountering or through the use of relaxation techniques.
Medications which may cause erection issues will be changed or adjusted as this may be the cause of your erectile dysfunction. If you are suffering from a hormone imbalance or other medical issue, prescription medications may also be prescribed to help you with this issue or your doctor may prescribe you a medication to increase the strength and intensity of your erection to help you achieve the functioning you previously enjoyed.
There are many ways to help eliminate and treat erectile dysfunction and there is no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed to discuss this with your partner or your physician. Most men will encounter some issue with achieving or maintaining erection at some point in their lives and with all of the treatments available, there is no need to feel badly about it or just tolerate it. Talk with your partner and make an appointment to discuss your erectile dysfunction with your physician and get back to enjoying your sex life.