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Erectile Dysfunction, Finding The Cause Is The First Step

Dec 17, 2007
Erectile dysfunction can be an embarrassing and debilitating condition, and is suffered widely amongst men with various other underlying medical problems. Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is characterized by a recurring inability to sustain or form an erect penis for sexual intercourse. This can cause all sorts of psychological repercussions for men who feel embarrassed, or unable to satisfy their partners in bed.

It is thought that ED affects most men at some point in their lives, but the severity of the condition is determined by the prevalence of erectile problems. The treatment programs available are only really concerned with those who suffer problems consistently over a course of time in achieving erection prior to lovemaking, or indeed, at all.

Fortunately, ED is treatable in men both young and old, and so this need not be such a problem. In fact, by making simple lifestyle changes, you may find that you can treat ED without medical intervention. Some good steps, for example, would involve losing weight, giving up smoking, and generally making dietary improvements, to ultimately try and re-stimulate stronger erections.

In most cases, ED has a physical cause, such as disease or illness. One of the most commonly associated physical causes is diabetes. Diabetes is a fairly serious condition, and if it's not treated promptly, can cause severe damage. It is important if you suffer form ED, and feel other symptoms of diabetes, you seek medical intervention immediately.

It is also possible that the underlying cause of ED is some psychological factor, such as stress, anxiety, or a feeling of low self-worth. This can be overcome with the help of a trained professional, and added support of your partner, which can ultimately improve confidence and reduce other factors which could be causing the problems.

There are a wide variety of treatment options available for those suffering from ED, so it need not be thought of as the end of the world. There are various medications, and even surgical procedures which can help maintain erections for longer, and even cure the problem altogether.

If you're suffering from ED, it's important that you don't simply right off sexual interaction with your partner. Discuss the issue, and talk about ways towards resolving the problem. Remember the basic lifestyle changes which can help the condition, and remember that an honest and open relationship with your partner is paramount in overcoming any psychological or mental causes.
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