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Preventing Erectile Dysfunction

by Mark Griffin
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For every man, being macho in appearance is not the real deal. It is merely the icing on the cake. What makes a man a man is his ability to perform sexually.  But can this be said of every man?


Underneath this question lies the plight of most men who have lost their manhood at one point or the other. While some have lost it due to reckless habits and excessive indulgence in sexual activities, some others have lost it to chronic ailments and the effects of high chemical pills. To cut short the long story, this piece has been written to help every man prevent erectile dysfunction. It is also fashioned to help those who have lost their manhood at some point to regain it so that they can be called a man again and live happily ever after.


What is erectile dysfunction?


This is a condition where a man cannot have an erection at all or where he cannot sustain his erection long enough to engage in sexual intercourse. This condition is also known as impotence. Erectile dysfunction is usually diagnosable by the patient and if not treated on time could persist for a long time. It can even last for a lifetime.


One form of erectile dysfunction is occasional erectile dysfunction which happens once in a while and could be a result of stress or other psychological and emotional trauma. There’s also frequent erectile dysfunction which on the other hand is a result of health issues that need serious medical attention.


What about erection?


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Having considered what erectile dysfunction is, it is also important to briefly take a look at what erection. Erection occurs as a result of sexual excitement. It’s the signal in men that they’ve been turned on and are ready to engage in sexual intercourse or related activities. Once the brain senses sexual excitement, it signals the blood vessels to transmit blood into the penis through the penile arteries. As the penis chambers get filled with blood, an erection becomes the immediate result. However, erection ends immediately after ejaculation or after accumulated blood flow out of the penis back into the body. The penis then becomes restored to its normal nature.


What causes erectile dysfunction?


Erectile dysfunction is caused by several health conditions, also, emotional and physical conditions.


Health conditions that may cause erectile dysfunction include; chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular ailments, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, low testosterone level, surgery damage to the pelvic area, Parkinson’s disease, and so on. While emotional conditions responsible for erectile dysfunction also include; stress, depression and anxiety, relationship problem, sleep disorders, and so on; physical conditions responsible include; overindulgence in alcohol, consumption of tobacco, drug abuse, and so on.


It’s important to liaise with your doctor for proper diagnosis as to what the cause of erectile dysfunction is for you.


Dealing with erectile dysfunction


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It’s possible to treat erectile dysfunction and get your erection again. Hope is not a loss at all as it is not a condition that is beyond redemption. It’s a phase in your sexual life that will surely pass and you can go back to enjoying sex again as you’ve always done.


Now, how you go about treating erectile dysfunction depends largely on the factor responsible for it. To properly address the situation, you might have to combine a whole lot of treatment methods from medication to emotional therapy.


For the medications, several oral pills can be prescribed by your doctor to manage the situation. What these pills do is boost the flow of blood to your penis so that you can have and sustain an erection. Such medications like Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra, staxyn), and avanafil (Stendra) are quite reputable for treating erectile dysfunction. Apart from these medications, you could also be booked for therapy sessions. Testosterone therapy is aptly good for treating the symptoms of erectile dysfunction too.


Talk therapy sessions could also be facilitated for you especially if the cause of your problem is psychological and emotional. This therapy will focus on tracking the source of your stress, anxiety, or depression with the intent of working it out with you. You have to be consciously involved in the process for results to be guaranteed.


Note that, erectile dysfunction is not a condition you can handle on your own, so, avoid self-medication as it might worsen the situation. Go straight to your doctor. Also know that you may have side effects from the use of medications, if you feel unpleasant about this, you may also speak with your doctor.


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