Thursday, December 4, 2014
Erectile Dysfunction – 5 Myths and Facts
Sexuality is one of the most fascinating and frequent themes in friend’s discussions but at the same time, one of which is more shrouded in myths and erroneous beliefs. Here are presented 5 of the most common myths about Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and some facts that may help dispel the rumours.
Myth 1: After a certain age, an ED is inevitable and therefore older men should learn to live with it.
Fact: While ED is more common in older men, it does not make it “normal”, or something to have to submit to live. With advancing age, they are often needed more stimulation to achieve an erection than when you are younger. However, there is no reason to have to accept ED as one of the inevitable consequences of aging. ED in older men is due to, essentially, the effects associated with health problems, medication and lifestyle, than the very old age. Most healthy men have perfect erections till death, and you can be one of them.
Myth 2: ED is only a problem of older men, so does not affect younger men.
Fact: Although erectile dysfunction can be more common in men after 50 years, erectile difficulties may exist at any age.
Myth 3: ED may be disturbing but there is no danger.
Fact: While ED itself is not necessarily dangerous, it is often one of the first warning signs of other underlying health problems that can be quite serious. One of the most common health problems is associated with diabetes. Erectile difficulties can also be a symptom to heart problems, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) or atherosclerosis, as well as hormonal imbalances, neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
So it is essential to consult your doctor if you notice persistent erection difficulties. A thorough medical examination may not only help you identify the cause of ED and find a proper treatment for it to have a more active sex life, but can also alert you to a health condition that requires urgent medical treatment.
Myth 4: No erection means you are not attracted to your partner.
Fact: There are several reasons responsible for erectile difficulties. While the lack of sexual attraction to a partner can be one of them; however, it is much more likely to be another cause. The ED can be caused by several factors such as:
· Heart problems such as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis
· Diabetes - about 35% to 50% of men with diabetes has erectile difficulties
· Some medication for high blood pressure, anxiety and depression
· Neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis
· Hormonal imbalances (low testosterone levels, for instance)
· Mood or emotional problems such as stress, anxiety and depression
· Lifestyle habits such as drinking alcohol and tobacco
· Certain types of surgery of the prostate and bladder
Myth 5: If you have erectile dysfunction, you have to take pills the rest of my life
Fact: There are options available as a permanent solution to ED. Following are some of the temporary as well as permanent solution you can use after consulting your doctor. The drugs approved specifically for the treatment are effective for many men. These include medicines taken orally (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra), injected directly into the penis (Caverjet; Prostaglandin E1), or inserted into the urethra (MUSE -Medicated Urethral System for Erection; Transurethral alprostadil).
There are also vacuum devices and surgical treatments that may be useful for men with erectile difficulties. As ED can be caused by an underlying medical condition such as atherosclerosis or high blood pressure, treatment of the disease can help alleviate erectile difficulties.
You must make some changes to your lifestyle if you are looking for a natural treatment to Erectile dysfunction. Stop smoking, lose weight, or reduce consumption of alcohol can help you greatly improve your erections. Sex therapy continues to be a very effective method in most situations.