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Erectile disfunction was once a taboo
subject, but more men are seeking help nowadays.
What is erectile disfunction
an inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
The term "impotence" often loosely used to imply the same
How common is ED?
Studies indicate that in the United States
at least 30 million American men suffer from some degree of erectile
disfunction with incidence rises with age. Yet, it is not an inevitable
part of aging.
What are the signs of
- Occasional inability to obtain a full
- Inability to maintain an erection throughout
- Complete inability to achieve an erection
Should ED be treated?
When erectile disfunction is a problem, it can interfere with a man's
self-image as well as his and his partner's sexual life. Erectile
disfunction may also be a sign of a physical problem that requires treatment.
When to seek medical
If erectile disfunction lasts
longer than two months see your doctor for a medical examination. Your
doctor can help you determine the underlying cause or causes of erectile
disfunction and then help you find the right type of treatment
How is ED diagnosed?
The first step in the diagnosis of erectile
disfunction is a medical examination and blood work. This is done to
rule out disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,
kidney disease, which can cause erectile disfunction. It is estimated
that physical diseases or conditions are the cause of erectile disfunction
approximately 70% of the time.
The doctor will ask about sexual activity
and carefully discuss all of the patient's symptoms, which help
to determine the cause of the problem.
How can it be treated?
The treatment of erectile disfunction is
tailored to the individual, with the severity and cause of the erectile
disfunction taken into account.
Wide varieties of options exist for treating
erectile disfunction. They include everything from medications and simple
mechanical devices to surgery and psychological counseling.
You can take few steps to prevent erectile
- Limit or avoid the use of alcohol and
other similar drugs.
- Stop smoking.
- Exercise regularly.
- Reduce stress.
- Get enough sleep.
- Deal with anxiety or depression.
- See your doctor for regular checkups
and medical screening tests.
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