Erectile dysfunction can be a real nightmare in the lives of some men. This is because this is a problem that directly affects your sexuality and the way you deal with it, and can generate several other problems. But know that erectile dysfunction can be treated in several ways, always depending on what caused it. With knowing that? We will talk more deeply about this issue today so that you can have all the information you need to deal with this type of problem. Check out!
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man is unable to have a complete erection or that satisfies him sexually. This problem can have several origins, from physical problems, such as diabetes and hormonal disorders to psychological problems that can affect a man’s life at different levels.
Although it is a much more common problem in older men , it is not uncommon to see cases of erectile dysfunction in young people, although the reasons for this normally occurring are different.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
To better understand what erectile dysfunction is, it is also important to know what its main causes are and why it can become a problem. For that reason, let’s talk a little more deeply about them. The main causes of erectile dysfunction are:
- Bad Life Habits
- Psychological problems
- Hormonal Disorders
- Changes in Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Bad Life Habits
It is proven that a sedentary lifestyle increases the chances of a man having erectile dysfunction. For this reason, maintaining healthy habits such as a balanced diet and regular physical exercise is a good way to avoid having this type of problem.
Not all types of erectile dysfunction are due to physical problems. Often the problem is psychological, especially with regard to anxiety. We will talk more about this subject later when we approach the types of erectile dysfunction, but it is important to understand that this is one of its causes as well.
A man’s erection depends on several factors, such as the proper functioning of his blood vessels and his hormones. Therefore, problems like diabetes and drop in testosterone can cause a man to have erection problems.
Smoking is a habit that, in the long run, can cause problems with erectile dysfunction in a man. When combined with a sedentary lifestyle, the problem can become even worse.
Because it requires a huge increase in blood flow in the penis area, men with obesity are more likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction. Once again, the risks increase even more when this factor is combined with others such as smoking and physical inactivity.
Changes in Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Changes in cholesterol and triglycerides can also cause a man to develop erection problems, as this type of problem directly affects the bloodstream.
Types of Erectile Dysfunction
Now that you have understood what erectile dysfunction is and what its main causes are, we can go deeper and talk about the existing types. They are:
- Primary Erectile Dysfunction
- Secondary Erectile Dysfunction
- Situational Erectile Dysfunction
- Total Erectile Dysfunction
- Partial Erectile Dysfunction
We will explain about each of these types separately.
Primary Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is considered primary when it occurs since a man’s first sexual intercourse , for whatever reason. In a consultation, it is important that a doctor knows if it is a primary erectile dysfunction or not, as this can influence treatment.
Secondary Erectile Dysfunction
Secondary erectile dysfunction occurs when the man has had several normal sexual relations in the past and has had this problem. In that case, other types of measures must be taken.
Situational Erectile Dysfunction
Situational erectile dysfunction occurs only under certain conditions , such as when a man is under strong stress or under a strong emotional charge. This type of problem is usually of psychological origin and is common even in young people who may be anxious or nervous during the first sexual intercourse.
Total Erectile Dysfunction
It is called total erectile dysfunction in which the man’s penis does not show any sign of erection, even if stimulated.
Partial Erectile Dysfunction
Partial erectile dysfunction is one in which the man is able to have an erection, but not complete, that is, it is not satisfactory for him to have a normal sexual relationship.
Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
Treatment for erectile dysfunction will always depend on the problem that caused it. If the man has diabetes, for example, it is important to have the disease treated so that he can have a normal sex life again.
When a man realizes that he has this type of problem, it is always important to visit a doctor to have the necessary tests done and to investigate his causes. You should never self-medicate , as you may not treat the problem correctly, in addition to running the risk of having other uncles of complications.
How to prevent Erectile Dysfunction?
As there are many origins for erectile dysfunction, it is practically impossible to talk about a single way to prevent this type of problem. Still, there are some actions you can take that are beneficial in many ways like:
- Avoid exaggeration in alcohol and tobacco
- Do not use drugs
- Maintain a good diet
- Maintain good psychological health
- Exercise regularly
While these topics are not a guarantee that all problems will be resolved, they can do a great deal not only to combat erectile dysfunction, but other problems as well.
Consequences of not undergoing a Treatment
For various reasons, some men do not seek treatment for erectile dysfunction. The main one is the shame of talking openly about sexual problems , which can have other consequences. When a man is unable to satisfy himself sexually, psychological problems can arise, such as depression and anxiety disorder, for example.
In addition, when the problem is not treated and has causes in other parts of the body, such as when erectile dysfunction occurs due to diabetes, a man can have several other even more serious problems. So it is important to see a doctor and treat this problem as openly as possible so that you can have a healthy sex life and without this type of problem.
It is very important that men know how to deal with their own bodies and their sexuality. As you can see, many problems can arise due to erectile dysfunction , which are often psychological. For this reason, it is important to know exactly what erectile dysfunction is, what causes it and, mainly, how to treat it in the best possible way. Only in this way can a man really understand what the problem is and be able to get through it. We all need a healthy sex life and dealing seriously with problems like erectile dysfunction is very helpful in this regard.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.