Consult an Online Doctor For Erectile Dysfunction

In medical terms, erectile dysfunction or impotence is generally described as the inability to get and keep a penis erect or firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Suffering from erection issues every once in a while is not really a cause for concern as it can be due to stress and other factors like lack of self-confidence and the pressure to perform well in bed. However, if erectile dysfunction continues to persist, cause stress, affect your mental health, relationship and self-esteem, you might need professional help.

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The inability to grow or keep an erection can also signify underlying health issues and conditions that need to be treated before they spiral out of control and increase your health risks for heart diseases.
If you have erectile dysfunction, there’s nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Seek a doctor’s help, and they’ll be able to assess your situation and provide a diagnosis and suitable treatments and medications based on your case.
Sometimes, treating the underlying issues and conditions can also positively affect your erection issues, while in other cases, you might need treatments and medication to resolve your erectile dysfunction.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction

Now that we’ve thoroughly discussed what erectile dysfunction is, here are some of the most common symptoms you need to look out for and seek medical help if they continue to persist.

  • Trouble or inability to get an erection
  • Trouble or inability to keep an erection during or for sexual intercourse
  • Decreasing sexual desire and drive

Everyone doesn’t need to suffer the same symptoms or to the same level. Still, if either of these problems affects your mental health and relationships, you should look into getting help before the issue affects your body.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

Like women, male sexual arousal is a highly complex process involving your hormones, brain, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. Problems with either of these parts of the body can lead to erectile dysfunction. 
Furthermore, increased stress, anxiety, and declining mental health are also some of the leading causes of erectile dysfunction and can even worsen the situation. Physical issues combined with a plethora of psychological problems can undoubtedly lower your desire for sexual intercourse and inevitably lead to the inability to get and keep an erection.

Physical causes of erectile dysfunction

As mentioned earlier, erectile dysfunction can be caused by underlying health and medical issues like heart diseases, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, clogged blood vessels, increased tobacco usage, Parkinson’s disease.
Furthermore, insomnia, medications, alcohol, injuries, prostate cancer, and low or decreased testosterone levels can also play a vital role in reducing your desire for sexual intercourse and hence lead to erectile dysfunction.

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Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction

When it comes to sexual desires, your brain plays a highly crucial role in triggering a series of physical responses and events that cause an erection and get you feeling excited about sexual intercourse and activity.
Several things can interfere with sexual feelings and cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. These include everything from depression, anxiety, increased stress levels, relationship issues, and/ or other mental health conditions and illnesses.

Other risk factors that might lead to erectile dysfunction

Health issues like erectile dysfunction can affect anyone at any age, but as you get older, you’re more susceptible to lowered sexual desires and the inability to keep your penis erect.  
It might also take you much longer to develop an erection, and it might not be as firm as it used to be. You might need more stimulation or direct touch in order to get and keep your penis erect. Other treatments and medical factors like heart conditions, diabetes, obesity, antidepressants, antihistamines, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety can contribute and even worsen your condition.

How to prevent erectile dysfunction

There are many ways you can avoid erectile dysfunction, but nothing beats the effectiveness and efficacy of making healthy choices and living a healthy, active life. Get regular checkups for heart conditions, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions, especially as you age.
Avoid using drugs, drinking, and smoking as much as you can, relax and take a breather to reduce stress and anxiety, and lastly, get help for your mental health issues.

FAQ

1: Does erectile dysfunction become a normal part of aging?

Not necessarily; just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean you’re sure to suffer from erectile dysfunction. However, your declining health, bad eating, and drinking habits can undoubtedly play a vital role.
Furthermore, there’s no denying as you age, you’ll need a lot more direct touch and stimulation to achieve an erection, but if done right, you should be able to get one and enjoy a healthy sexual life.

2: When to see a doctor for erectile dysfunction?

If you’re experiencing a decreasing sexual desire, have constant issues achieving erections, other sexual problems such as delayed or premature ejaculation, you should seek professional help and get treatment.
You should also consider getting treatments and medication for your underlying health issues like diabetes, heart disease, or another known health condition that might cause erectile dysfunction.

3: How can I prevent erectile dysfunction?

You know what they say, prevention is better than cure, which is certainly true for many health-related issues especially, erectile dysfunction. If you want to avoid any sex or erection-related problems later down the road, start by living a healthy and active life.
Furthermore, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet, avoid smoking, drinking, and drugs, maintain healthy body weight, keep your cholesterol and blood pressure levels in check to prevent erectile dysfunction.

4: What is the difference between impotence and erectile dysfunction?

Generally speaking, both impotence and erectile dysfunction are often used interchangeably. However, there are significant differences in terms of the connotations they both carry.
On the one hand, erectile dysfunction is used to describe a range of penis conditions, such as the occasional inability to get or keep an erection to a mild degree or failure to maintain and achieve an erection. 
On the other hand, impotence is a much more persistent condition and refers to a complete inability to get an erection. Both issues are related to erection and the inability to maintain one, but one is considered more long-termed than the other.

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