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Erectile Dysfunction - Causes, Myths, and Facts

Published on May 27, 2019   -  1 min read


One of the most frequent queries by a young adult male is about erectile dysfunction, which causes a significant amount of stress with disturbed personal life and loss of self-esteem. Quest of correct treatment and reliable advice leads to loss of time, financial suffering, and even more disturbing thought process. Correct knowledge of expectation and reality can save lots of hassle.

Erectile Dysfunction - Causes, Myths, and Facts

Since early ages, sexual gratification has been a source of pleasure, well-being, and even confidence in a man's life. With the advent of modern lifestyle and diet, erectile dysfunction is on a rapid rise. Most of the patient who visits an andrologist or urologist with the complaint of erectile dysfunction are advised mere counseling and few vitamins, thus leaving most patient unsatisfied and end up trying unorthodox methods.

However unreal it may seem, it remains the fact that the maximum number of patients mentioned above are dealing with an unrealistic expectation from their body. Source of such high expectation being the adult movies or stories which glorify the sexual act and make common people feel disgusted with their own personal capabilities.

On the other hand, other illnesses like thyroid problems, deranged lipid profile, smoking, alcohol, obesity, stress, hypertension, diabetes, and vascular diseases can lead to erectile dysfunction. Thus treating the underlying problem would automatically improve the erection status, and no special treatment is required for erectile dysfunction. But it must also be remembered that a 40 year old body will not function like an 18 year old body, so realistic expectation with a healthy lifestyle, proper treatment of chronic disease, and maintaining BMI in the normal range are the best available remedies for erectile dysfunction.

In cases where medical drugs are needed to treat the condition, it should be strictly done under the guidance of a qualified urologist or andrologist, as these group of medication (Phosphodiesterase inhibitors) have high side effect profile including an adverse effect on the cardiac vascular system. Those patients who are already on the drug should remember that this medication only helps erection rather than causing one. Thus good foreplay and emotional attachment with the partner and positive mind frame have higher and better success rate with medical therapy.

Occasionally, in people with long-standing diabetes or vascular disease, the normal dose of this medication might not have maximum effect. In such cases, your physician may advice drug combination or higher doses. So, if initial medicine has not given the best possible effect, one should not be disappointed and stop the treatment. Visiting your doctor and having detailed discussion about the lack of effect is advised.


Frequently Asked Questions


What Is the Leading Cause of Erectile Dysfunction?

The leading cause of erectile dysfunction may include:
- Diabetes.
- High cholesterol level.
- Heart disease.
- Obesity.
- Alcoholism.
- Relationship issues such as stress or poor communication.
- Depression or anxiety is linked to erectile dysfunction.
- Brain or spinal damage.
- Radiation therapy to testicles.
- Bladder or prostate surgery.
- Low testosterone.
- Tiredness.


Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Cured?

Erectile dysfunction is a clinical condition that can be cured. It can be successfully treated and reversed in some cases. Obtaining an erection is a combined process that involves your blood vessels, body's nerves, and hormones, and the treatment of erectile dysfunction depends on its cause.


How to Fix Erectile Dysfunction?

You can fix erectile dysfunction by including physical exercise as your daily habit. Exercise can improve the underlying conditions that cause erectile dysfunction in several ways, including reducing weight, stress, and increasing blood flow. Other causes like alcohol and drug problems should be treated.


Can We Cure Erectile Dysfunction by Drinking Plenty of Water?

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is when a man has trouble obtaining or sustaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction can also be affected by factors like hydration levels. Dehydration can decrease blood volume and affect mood, so a person may find that drinking water can maintain an erection if the cause of ED is dehydration.


Will Bananas Help to Cure Erectile Dysfunction?

The nature of bananas being libido-enhancing due to chelating minerals and the bromelain enzyme present in it improves male libido. Bananas are rich in B vitamins and potassium required for sex hormone production like testosterone. Bananas are the natural remedy to cure Erectile Dysfunction.

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