Should I seek erectile dysfunction treatment? If you are thinking about this question, then yes. If you have been asking yourself this question for a while, then absolutely yes—don’t procrastinate any longer. Pick up the phone and make an appointment with Dr. Howard Aubert at his urology clinic in Riverside. Get the answers you need.
Know the Definition
Erectile dysfunction is a man’s inability to get an erection hard enough or long enough for sexual intercourse. If this has been happening to you, find out what’s going on. There could be multiple reasons for what you suspect is erectile dysfunction, and there are many root causes you are not even aware of.
Find Out the Possible Reason or Reasons
There may be physical issues, emotional causes, or psychological problems that Dr. Howard Aubert can help you discover. Sometimes ED is the result of a combination of these issues.
Heart Health Issues
Anything that keeps your heart healthy will extend to your ability to get and keep an erection. If any of the blood vessels to your heart become clogged with heart disease, this can do the same thing to the small blood vessels in or near your penis. This usually happens first. Many times a man with ED eventually finds out there is an underlying link to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Fix one and the other will improve.
Yes, you might be depressed because you assume your ED is all about you and your manhood, or you may discover that the drugs you take for that depression are the cause of your ED.
Anxiety And Stress
You may be anxious you won’t be able to perform like you used to. Therefore, it makes it even harder to do. Stress from other parts of daily life can contribute here as well. All that does is make you less willing to be intimate with your partner, and that solves nothing.
Lowered Self Esteem
Have you been gaining weight? Do you refrain from looking in the mirror? This certainly can affect your performance in bed. Beginning or rewinding an exercise regimen and dropping some pounds might be all you need to regain that loving feeling.
- Obesity leads to lower testosterone
- Being overweight is linked to high blood pressure
- Being overweight is linked to reduction of blood flow to the penis due to hardening of the arteries
Although you may find it embarrassing at first to talk with your doctor, a professional may be able to pinpoint the source of your problem and recommend lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, consuming less alcohol, ED drugs, or hormone treatments.