You don’t have to be a victim of erectile dysfunction. Plenty of guys ignore the problem, refuse to get treatment out of pride, or pretend they have no interest in sex with their partners. But, in the end these negative reactions can damage or even end your relationship (WebMD). Instead, why not be open and honest with your partner? Sit them down and let them in on the problem and why you think it’s occurring. Seek help from a physician. Perhaps even see a specialist, such as a urologist to get an expert’s diagnoses.
There are lots of things that can inhibit an erection. Here are some other things to consider when tackling ED:
- First, remember that the biggest erogenous zone is the brain. Sex starts and ends here. Anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, stress and depression can all block an erection from occurring. Why not consider counseling, or even a sex therapist if you are experiencing one or more of these issues? If you can find a way to cope with your feelings and develop a management plan that is healthy and productive, and fits your lifestyle, you are bound to unravel the issue.
- In addition, certain medications like those used to treat depression can also have ED, a lower libido or orgasm delay as potential side effects. Talk to your doctor or therapist if you believe your medication may be hampering your sex life and see if there is an alternative available, or if playing with dosage may do the trick.
- Some guys use a few drinks to take the edge off and to get in the mood. But too much alcohol can dampen the ability for you to rise to the occasion. Overdoing it with alcohol can hamper erections, but the effects are usually temporary. One to two drinks per day is recommended and can actually be good for heart health. What’s good for your heart is good for your penis doctors say. Particularly helpful is red wine, the antioxidants of which help scrub the arteries.
- Illicit drugs like cocaine, marijuana or amphetamines can also inhibit erections.
- Lots of guys overlook stress, but it is a romance killer. Feeling overwhelmed by work and other responsibilities can weigh heavily on you and affect your health in many ways, including your sexual health. Make sure you get enough sleep, exercise and find other positive stress reducers, and seek out professional help when appropriate.
- Anger issues can also get in the way of a healthy erection, whether it’s anger in your relationship or outside of it. Find ways to deal with anger appropriately.
- Anxiety also gets in the way. Talk about it with your partner and find ways to make it feel more comfortable and make you feel confident.
- A higher than average BMI can block the production of testosterone. Take part in a fitness program and eat right and your T levels should increase naturally.
Of course if all of the things mentioned above do not work and you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction symptoms more often than not when engaging in sexual activity, seek professional advice and medical attention from a doctor. Contact Erectile Doctor at 888-801-0366 for more information on the causes of erectile dysfunction. You can also schedule a time to speak with our experts here.