Posted by Duncan

How to deal with erectile dysfunction


Hello there,

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual dysfunction that people also call ‘impotence’. It means that a man either can't get an erection, or can't keep his erection during sex.

There are lots of things that can cause Erectile Dysfunction. It can be a side-effect of drugs and medications, or caused by neurological problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or hormonal imbalances, such as not enough testosterone.

But Erectile Dysfunction can also have psychological causes, even though that's less common. If a man is really stressed or pressured, it can lead to Erectile Dysfunction. Relationship problems or feeling insecure about yourself can also cause Erectile Dysfunction.

ED can often be a warning sign of a more serious health problem, therefore it's important to see a doctor and find out what's the problem. If the cause is psychological, then therapy is important. Communicating with your partner could be a part of solving the problem.

It will also be good to check on your lifestyle and diet, do you take alcohol, are you overweight, do you have a lifestyle disease? Exercise regularly, eat a balanced nutritious diet, maintain a healthy weight, and avoid cigarettes and alcohol.

It is therefore important that you share your symptoms with a doctor early so that they can rule out underlying causes and give you the right treatment plan.

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Love Matters Team.