Fighting Erectile Dysfunction

How to treat erectile dysfunction

How to treat erectile dysfunction

Did you know that a healthy lifestyle can be crucial to enjoying sexuality fully? Promoting blood flow is also beneficial for enhancing erection. Erectile dysfunction problems are more common than you might think. Although they have been related to the physiological changes that adults experience over time, they can affect men of all ages.
It is very common for young men to feel ashamed and embarrassed when they don’t get an erection; their companions do not know how to help them overcome it.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction, also known as male impotence, is the inability of a man to be able to maintain the erection of his penis when having sex.
It prevents you from ending intimate encounters satisfactorily and can generate self-esteem and depression problems.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction

Symptoms a man with erectile dysfunction problems may experience include:

  • Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection in sexual intercourse
  • An erection takes longer than usual to occur or is difficult in some positions
  • The erection is weak or less stiff
  • Maintaining an erection requires a lot of effort
  • Orgasm is reached in less time or with an incomplete erection

Why does erectile dysfunction occur?

Fighting Erectile Dysfunction

Many factors can affect erectile dysfunction.

  • First, it is essential to consult a specialist to determine if its origin is a physical problem or a side effect of any disease.
  • Or there are related psychological factors.

Although many underestimate them, stress, nerves, or some partner’s attitude from a sexual point of view, can be the elements that provoke this situation.

Since the main cause of erectile dysfunction in a young person is often psychological, one may decide to treat this disorder with psychological counseling rather than with a drug. There are treatments, such as sex therapy, which are very useful and do not require prescription medications. To help doctors understand the best treatment, young people should let their doctor know how often they have difficulty getting an erection.

Tips to prevent erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) becomes more common in men over 50, but young people can also have it. How can it be prevented? Here are some tips.

Be careful of what you eat.

A balanced diet is good for man’s ability to get an erection. Often, young people tend to eat a lot and poorly, preferring the so-called vegetable and fruit junk foods.
Research has shown that the same dietary patterns can cause heart attacks due to limited blood flow in the coronary arteries, which can also hinder blood flow to the penis and inside. Diets that include little fruit and vegetables in favor of fatty, fried, and complex foods can contribute to decreased blood circulation throughout the body.
Everything terrible for a man’s heart is also bad for his penis, says Andrew McCullough, MD, associate professor of clinical urology and director of the male sexual health program at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Recent studies show that ED is relatively uncommon among men who follow the traditional Mediterranean diet, including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats, including nuts, olive oil, fish, and wine, especially red.
“The link between the Mediterranean diet and improved sexual function has been scientifically proven,” says Irwin Goldstein, MD, director of the sexual medicine department at San Diego’s Alvarado hospital.
Being overweight can lead to many health problems, including type 2 diabetes, which can cause nerve damage throughout the body. If diabetes affects the nerves that supply the penis, it can also cause erectile dysfunction.

Avoid pressure and high cholesterol.

High cholesterol and high blood pressure can damage blood vessels, including those that bring blood to the penis. Eventually, you can get to have erectile dysfunction.

Medicines to lower blood pressure can make it hard to get an erection. But doctors say that in many cases of erectile dysfunction, these drugs are blamed, but the real cause is high blood pressure.

Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all

There is no evidence that mild or even moderate alcohol consumption is bad for erectile function. But chronic alcohol intake can damage the liver, nerves, and other organs, eventually interfering with the healthy balance of male sex hormone levels, leading to erectile dysfunction.

Regular exercise

Even in young people, sedentary life can be a big problem, which often leads to erectile dysfunction. Running, swimming, and other forms of aerobic exercise help prevent erectile dysfunction.

Stop smoking

Cigarette smoking can damage the blood vessels and slow down the blood flow to the penis: nicotine contracts the blood vessels, which can hinder the flow of blood to the penis.

Psychological stress

Especially in young people, psychological stress raises adrenaline hormone levels, contracting blood vessels, and creating problems with an erection. Anything a guy can do to relieve tension and feel better emotionally can boost his sex life. 

Your partner help

If your partner has erectile dysfunction problems and wants to help him first, try to make him understand that the situation is entirely normal and that it can happen to anyone. As a woman, you don’t have to take a gross attitude, let alone feel embarrassed or sad. You can’t even conclude that you didn’t get him excited enough; it is a common physiological factor you can solve.
Good communication within the couple is the basis for solving this problem. If you both have enough confidence to be able to talk about the topic without embarrassment, it will certainly be easier for you to find a solution. Through communication, we can express the things we don’t like, the frustrations and all kinds of emotions that, in some way, affect the level of excitement.
Furthermore, if good erotic communication is created, the couple can have a better understanding, and fantasies are created that favor sexual enjoyment.