Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to have and maintain an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse. Having erectile dysfunction from time to time is not always a signal of other underlying issues. However, if erectile dysfunction is an acute problem, it may lead to greater emotional stress, affect your libido and lead to relationship difficulties. Here are some signs that erectile dysfunction may be the culprit.
If you find yourself consistently having less than eight hours of sleep, you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss possible causes of the lack of sleep. It may be time to see your doctor if you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms for more than two weeks: difficulty staying awake, dizziness, poor judgment when driving, difficulty speaking, pounding heart and frequent colds or flu. Your doctor will also want to know about your medications, including over-the-counter and prescription medications. While these types of medications typically cause erectile dysfunction, they can also be the cause of other medical conditions.
In addition to the above symptoms, if you are losing weight, you may also be at risk for erectile dysfunction. Losing weight can affect blood flow and the ability to sustain an erection. As the blood flow to the penis decreases, the ability to sustain an erection is reduced as well. This is especially true in people who are obese or in poor health and are already experiencing cardiovascular problems or a history of cardiovascular disease.
Other signs of possible erectile dysfunction include depression and/or anxiety. If you are experiencing depression, it is important that you see your mental health professional. Stress can actually increase blood pressure and heart rate, which can lead to erectile dysfunction. High blood pressure and heart rate also increase the likelihood of experiencing anxiety as well. If you have high levels of anxiety and depression, you should consider seeing your mental health professional before self-medicating with prescription medicines.
Other physical causes of ED include physical causes such as heart disease and physical injuries. Many men experience ED from some type of injury that damages one or more of their blood vessels. Typically, this type of damage results from extreme sports injuries or heart disease.
At Proactive Men’s Medical Center, we focus exclusively on men’s sexual health so we understand that there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in treating sexual dysfunction. Our ED physicians evaluate you to determine which custom combination of proven treatments will be most effective for you despite past history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or waning sexual performance. Our physicians are skilled in safely treating your erectile dysfunction regardless of your age or medical history. All of our patients consult privately with a licensed and experienced physician who specializes in helping men reclaim their sex lives. With our in-depth knowledge of the latest approaches and techniques, we’re confident that you’ll see immediate results.
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