Mental health issues and sexual dysfunctions are the two most important health topics that few of us are comfortable talking about.
There is an increasing awareness and availability of easily accessible platforms to educate, learn, and discuss mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, but talking about sexual dysfunction is not encouraged.
Let’s break the social stigma around sexual dysfunctions by discussing a few facts about one of the most common sexual dysfunction suffered by adult men ranging from 18-65, known as erectile dysfunction.
What is erectile dysfunction & what are the symptoms I should be cautious about?
Erectile dysfunction is a medical condition that is specific to men as it affects their primary sexual organ, the penis.
Men require a hard and erect penile shaft for making sexual contact with their partner and this process is achieved by a complex process in which various bands of the body and brain signals are involved.
Due to certain malfunctions in the body, some men suffer from erectile dysfunction which does not allow them to have adequate erections that are required for making love. This condition when a man has a softer penile shaft or no erection despite adequate arousal is termed as erectile dysfunction in the medical world.
Here are facts about erectile dysfunction that will further help you in clearing your doubts about this condition and also increase your awareness about its treatment as well as prevention.
1) Younger men have the same chances of suffering from erectile dysfunction as older Men
It is a widely held false belief that young men are not affected by erectile dysfunction or that every man in his advanced years suffers from erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction can be found and diagnosed in people of age groups and age is not a discriminating factor here.
2) Not all Cases of Erectile dysfunction are Permanent
Many men when first diagnosed with erectile dysfunction tend to assume the worst and operate as if their condition will never improve under any circumstances.
But this condition can not only be treated using different types of oral medications as well as surgeries but some cases of erectile dysfunction are temporary and reversible with timely medical treatment.
3) Occasionally, almost every man has some trouble in having and maintaining their erections
Not every man suffers from erectile dysfunction but it is true that every man experiences weaker erections or has trouble having a hard and erect penis despite repeated sexual arousal.
Only when the trouble occurs almost regularly for over 2-3 months of time duration, only then a proper diagnosis of erectile dysfunction can be made.
4) Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction can have children
Erectile dysfunction is often misinterpreted as a symbol of male infertility but the fact is that men suffering from this ailment can make love with the help of treatments and they can produce children. Male infertility may occur along with erectile dysfunction but there is no primary link between them.
5) Treatments of Erectile dysfunction are easily obtainable and affordable.
Many men suffer from erectile dysfunction silently due to a lack of enough information regarding the treatments of this condition.
But there is no need to suffer as most of the doctors can help you with treatments such as penile injections and penile pumps. There are times when your doctor may only ask you to make a few lifestyle changes to improve the symptoms of your erectile dysfunction. Men can also use medications such as Viagra and Cialis and lower-priced general oral medications such as Cenforce 100 are also available.
Your doctor will be able to offer you a range of treatment options that will be specific for your symptoms and most of them do not cost much.
6) This sexual dysfunction can have psychological roots as well
Many people assume that only weaker men or physically unhealthy men suffer from erectile dysfunction. While it is true that certain diseases and conditions such as frail heart health and obesity can increase a man’s chances of suffering from erectile dysfunction, but a man’s mental health also plays a role in his sexual health.
Men suffering from performance anxiety, depression, and poor body image also show signs of erectile dysfunction.
7) With proper Awareness and Actions, Erectile dysfunction can be prevented
If you increase your awareness about erectile dysfunction, you will soon realize that having a healthy body weight and nutritious diet can help in the prevention of this condition.
Smoking, excessive drinking as well as substance abuse can be avoided to benefit your sexual health in the long way run.
Regular medical check-ups, exercise as well as sound mental health will also help to keep the signs of erectile dysfunction away. Giving as much importance to our mental and sexual health as we give to our physical health is a step in the right direction towards the holistic well-being of our whole body.
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