What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

Nobody wants to talk about – or even think about – embarrassing problems in the bedroom. But, the first step to solving any problem is admitting that it eists. And, in the case of erectile dysfunction, it exists often. In fact, it’s commonly accepted that almost all men will experience ED at some point in their lives. So what is erectile dysfunction? Essentially, erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man can’t get or maintain an erection that is suitable for sex. That means that either a full erection is never achieved, or the penis doesn’t stay hard long enough to complete sexual intercourse. In any case, it can put a strain on any intimate relationship.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

ED can come about from a variety of sources. Firstly, it should be said that having trouble getting or keeping an erection occasionally isn’t necessarily a cause for alarm. That’s because sexual arousal is highly tied to emotion, and it can be influenced by stress, sleep, and physical activity. But, if ED is occurring frequently, it can be an indicator of a problem, such as an underlying health condition. Causes of erectile dysfunction can range from tobacco or alcohol use all the way to heart disease and Parkinson’s disease. That’s why, even if it’s embarrassing, it’s important to always talk to a doctor about any concerns regarding erectile dysfunction.

What Are The Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?

Symptoms of ED mostly include the inability to get an erection, as well as the inability to maintain one, as a persistent problem. However, another symptom of erectile dysfunction can also be a lack of sexual desire. As with the other symptoms of ED, low libido is not necessarily indicative of any problems unless it’s continuous or lasts a significant amount of time. Other common problems that present themselves in the bedroom include ejaculatory dysfunction, which includes instances of not being able to ejaculate, premature ejaculation, or ejaculate going back into the bladder instead of exiting the body via the urethra. It’s important to consult a doctor whenever persistent sexual problems arise.

Can You Prevent or Treat Erectile Dysfunction?

Treating erectile dysfunction is not entirely straightforward. Since erectile dysfunction can be a sign of another health problem, sometimes treating the existing health problem is the key to improving sexual performance. For example, obesity can be a cause for erectile dysfunction, and in many cases, impotence can be solved by getting back to a healthy weight. The prevention of erectile dysfunction is, likewise, not a simple task. As with many health problems, a person can try to prevent ED by eating a healthy diet and keeping a good exercise routine. But, since ED can be caused by other health conditions, it may not be entirely preventable.

Testosterone Boosters and Erectile Dysfunction

It may be tempting to attribute sexual problems to low testosterone levels. After all, testosterone plays a large role in promoting sexual desire, and ED can seem to be a product of low libido. And, it is true that men suffering from low testosterone might develop ED. However, low testosterone is not the only cause of ED, and for those who do truly have low testosterone levels, ED is rarely the only symptom (other symptoms include loss of body hair, breast growth, and a drop in muscle size and strength). Therefore, taking testosterone boosters should not be the first, nor the only, course of action taken to fight erectile dysfunction. However, if a treatment has already been prescribed by a doctor, it can be a good idea to bring up using natural testosterone boosting supplements in tandem with the treatment. In the end, there are many ways that ED can be helped in order to restore confidence and success in the bedroom.

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