Few things in life undermine a man’s confidence like erectile dysfunction. While there’s a lot of information to be found about this topic, a lot of what’s found online is not based on fact. If you are dealing with ED, it pays to know some of the basics about your condition. That includes the treatment options that are open to you. Here are some of the more common questions along with some answers that will help.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Many people understand erectile dysfunction as the inability to achieve an erection. That’s only one way this condition can manifest. You may still be able to achieve a partial erection, but it’s not rigid enough to engage in intercourse. Perhaps your erection is rigid enough at first, but begins to soften shortly after initiating sex. If any of these conditions exist, you have ED.
What Causes It?
A number of physical as well as psychological issues can lead to erectile dysfunction. Excessive stress is one possibility. Any ailment that causes severe fatigue can be the underlying cause. Chronic conditions like diabetes or cardiovascular issues may bring on this type of condition. Surgical procedures may trigger ED. High levels of bad cholesterol may interfere with efficient blood circulation and lead to developing ED.
One psychological phenomenon that may trigger ED is the fear of developing the condition itself. This may happen when a man is unable to perform one time. That single inability to perform could occur for nothing more serious than a lack of sleep, too much alcohol, or some other transient issue. Unfortunately, that one occurrence may be all it takes to create what’s known as performance anxiety. Moving forward, the fear of not being able to achieve an erection becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You don’t get an erection because you’re scared of not getting one.
What Sort of Treatment Options Are Available?
A form of shockwave therapy is currently being used successfully for some men. the use of vibrations are said to break up residue collected in the blood vessels and promote improved blood flow into the penis. There is also the possibility of inserting a penile implant if other forms of treatment do not achieve any results. We also offer the P-Shot® and testosterone therapy.
Before jumping to any conclusions, the best move is to get in touch with our team at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL and arrange for a physical examination. Once we find the reason for the erectile dysfunction, our team will work with you to identify the course of treatment that’s best in your case. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!