Erectile Dysfunction Can Indicate a More Serious Condition
Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be embarrassing for men. It can cause stress and anxiety, even depression. But, it can also be indicative of a serious underlying disease or condition, and that is why frequent bouts of ED should never be ignored.
Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, are just a few of the conditions that could lead to erectile dysfunction. When conditions such as these go undetected, the older you get the worse they usually get, and that is why ED can often seem to be just a sign of “getting older.”
It is true that your ability to get or maintain an erection does decrease with age. Other things can all contribute to ED such as diet, stress, and the nature of your relationships. However, more and more researchers are recognizing the link between these long-term chronic conditions and erectile dysfunction.
Medical science has known for years that men, on the whole, tend to die about five years younger than women. One of the big reasons for this is that men, on average, are less proactive about their health than women, particularly as they grow older.
Studies have found that middle-aged men are far less likely to eat well, exercise, or see a doctor when something is wrong, than are middle age women. This accounts for many of the reasons why these chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, are more prevalent in men as they get older, than they are in women.
Erectile dysfunction & Chronic Conditions
So how do these other conditions lead to trouble in the bedroom? It helps to see if you realize that getting an erection involves physical, neurological, and circulatory processes.
Interfere with any one of those and you inhibit the ability to get, or maintain an erection. Diseases such as heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, can affect one, two, or all three of these aspects of arousal.
See Your Doctor
While it is true that men are not inclined to run to their doctors over every symptom of poor health. However, studies also show that one thing they do tend to see their doctors about is erectile dysfunction.
Today, we as physicians often use these appointments to open up our male patients to the idea that their problems in the bedroom, may not be related only to their penis.
A discussion about erectile dysfunction, can often lead to not only discovering conditions that need to be treated such as heart disease, but to getting the patient on an overall life plan to age well and maximize health.
Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
It is always best to rule out that your erectile dysfunction is not the result of any serious medical condition. Once you have done so, you can breathe a sigh of relief, not only because there is nothing serious, but also, because there are many treatment options available today for erectile dysfunction.
There are the popular oral ED medications such as Viagra, Tri-mix injections, and breakthrough new procedures such as my own proprietary Gains Enhancement, and my latest treatment for ED the Gains Quick Tab, which provides my own unique combination of proven ED medications in a quick dissolving lozenge.
The bottom line is, if you are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction, see your doctor, it may save more than your sex life!
Have you or anyone you know tried Oral ED medications or any other ED treatment? What were the results?
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