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Treatment Options For Erectile Dysfunction

Posted Jun 02 2010 9:56am


Many men that suffer from erectile dysfunction feel that it is the end of the world. They aren’t accepting the fact that they aren’t going to be able to continue the sexual activities that they enjoy. Many men also define who they are by their sexual abilities so it can have a profound effect on their self image as well. Yet there are many great treatment options available for men with erectile dysfunction. That way it doesn’t have to be so disruptive to their life.

The treatment option that is right for you will depend on what is causing the erectile dysfunction. A complete physical and assessment with your doctor will help you get things on the right track again. If it is determined you have a medical concern then efforts have to be made to resolve it. There are too many different medical problems to mention that have erectile dysfunction as a symptom. By taking care of them though your ability to maintain an erection will return.

Your doctor may connect the erectile dysfunction with current medications you are taking. As a result they may need to be changed or the dose modified. Too many men assume that they aren’t going to be able to have sexual intercourse if they take the prescribed medication they are on. They decide to stop taking it without discussing it with their doctor. This can result in very serious health issues for you so don’t go this route.

Various types of injuries can occur to the area surrounding the penis. Many of them are related to sports incidents. Others are the result of car accidents or even being beaten up. Surgery may need to take place in order to repair as much of the damage as possible. Your doctor will be able to give you the prognosis after fully examining you internally and externally in that area.

You emotional health can result in erectile dysfunction. That is why you need to be very honest with the answers on your assessment. It could be that stress, not getting enough sleep, anxiety, or even hidden feelings against your partner could be the cause. Counseling is a very effective type of treatment for this type of problem. It can help a man overcome the obstacles that are preventing him from having a healthy and happy life.

It is no secret that many individuals in our society have poor lifestyle habits. These can result in a man not being able to get an erection as well. If you are overweight you need to work with your doctor. A combination of exercise and a balanced diet can help you to lose those unwanted pounds. It can also result in your ability to naturally get and maintain an erection returning. Many men find that this also occurs when they stop smoking.

The most known type of treatment for erectile dysfunction is the use of medication. This is only offered though when other causes of it have been ruled out. These types of medications have been proven to be very effective. You take them in a specific time frame before you want to engage in sexual activity.

They seem to get great results too but there are some known side effects. Your doctor can help you determine if such medications could be a viable treatment for your erectile dysfunction. Find out what they different types of erectile dysfunction mediations can offer you. They don’t all work the same and you may not be a good candidate for some of them based on your overall health.

It is important to realize that treatment options are available for erectile dysfunction regardless of your age. It also doesn’t matter if this is something you have struggled with for a long time or a new problem. Be very honest with your doctor with the assessment so that they can correctly identify the cause of your erectile dysfunction. That way you can benefit from the right treatment option for you.

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