Can Erectile Dysfunction be Treated?

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Can Erectile Dysfunction be Treated?

A man’s self-esteem is affected by an unhealthy sex life. Sexual problems also create emotional tension for both partners in a sexual relationship. There are many sexual problems that men suffer from, but Erectile Dysfunction is the most reported according to medical experts. In a study by Harvard Medical School, more than 30 million American men 40 and older experience ED. Erectile Dysfunction can ruin a couple’s sex life. For many men, it is difficult to discuss their sexual problems with their partner and even their doctor. It is a complicated issue. By not communicating their issues with sex, the effects of ED weigh heavily on a relationship. But there is a solution: those who seek medical care can overcome their sexual problems and boost their sex life to a healthy level.

What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile Dysfunction is the incapability or struggle in getting or maintaining a firm erection that is necessary for sexual functioning and fulfillment.

What are the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction? In the past, medical experts blamed ED on aging and psychological issues. When men age to a certain stage in life, it is normal to take longer to get aroused. Because of this, some older men with ED are affected by the normal aging process. However, recently, urologists are reporting that there are other factors that cause this condition, which are classified as either physical or emotional causes. Erectile Dysfunction Physical Causes Heart disease, hardened arteries, diabetes and smoking are just some of the physical causes of ED, as these illnesses cause insufficient blood to the penis. The inability for the penis to trap blood is another physical cause, as an erection is lost quickly when the penis does not maintain blood. Cancer treatment, injury or surgery in the pelvic area, and medications for treating other health conditions are some other physical causes linked to Erectile Dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction Emotional Causes Before a healthy erection is achieved and maintained, a man’s mental health needs to be intact and working with the body even though the emphasis on sexual performance is usually on the body. Erectile dysfunction can start or be exacerbated by psychological and relationship problems. Some of the emotional causes of erectile dysfunction are depression, anxiety, work or family-related stress, and other mental issues.

How Do I Know If I Have Erectile Dysfunction?In order to know if you have Erectile Dysfunction, a thorough medical diagnosis will need to be conducted before treatment can begin. Before the medical exam, your doctor will question you about your symptoms, your sex life, your emotional state, as well as the stress of your regular daily activities. Your genital, heart, and blood health may be examined. Lab tests may also be performed, including a urine sample and blood test. The results of the physical exam and labs will determine if you need treatment. What Are the Treatment Options for ED?Both surgical and non-surgical treatments for ED are available. Some of the options include the use of supplements, oral drugs (PDE5 inhibitors) such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra.

Testosterone therapy, vacuum erection devices, self-injection, Intracavernosal and Urethra therapies, as well as inflatable and semi-rigid implants are other options.Many of these options may have both temporary and permanent side effects during and after treatment. For example, oral medications, such as PDE5 inhibitors, can cause headaches, stuffy nose, facial flushing, indigestion, and muscle pains. Additionally, most of these alternatives are just for one-time use and it may be necessary to repeat doses for every sexual encounter.Surgical treatments carry accompanying risks , which could happen during or after the process. Discomfort, bruising, swelling, and post-operative infections are some of the side effects that Erectile Dysfunction patients face.

Are there new Treatments for ED? Worldwide, ED is a severe health condition that concerns affected men as well as doctors. In 2017, men all around the world spent almost five billion dollars on medications for Erectile Dysfunction. It is predicted that by 2024, the annual cost will rise to over seven billion dollars. Because of this, medical researchers continue to conduct studies that will help discover long-term solutions to Erectile Dysfunction. Intracavernosal injection of stem cells, autologous platelet-rich plasma, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy are the latest therapies that are currently being examined in clinical trials. Being an effective, painless and easy process, shockwave therapy has established itself as one of the most effective Erectile Dysfunction treatments. How Optimal Health MD Can Help A man’s physical, mental, and spiritual health is negatively affected by Erectile Dysfunction. But, regardless of its cause or effects in your life, you now have a highly effective treatment that comes without risk.At Optimal Health MD, we have a team of medical experts committed to helping men achieve a better sex life, boost their self-esteem, and have a happier relationship with their partners by using cutting-edge advances in shockwave treatment. You can contact us today by calling us or filling out this free consultation form.