Erectile Dysfunction and Your Health

Erectile dysfunction symptoms are beyond difficult to live with, but did you know that erectile dysfunction itself is often a symptom of another underlying health problem?

If you’re living with erectile dysfunction, certain lifestyle changes that improve your overall health might very well make a positive difference.

ED Symptoms: Do I Have Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction isn’t the same for everyone who suffers.There are a few different symptoms and if you experience one or more of them, it’s likely that you have ED.

• Being unable to get an erection at all

• Being able to get an erection, but having it subside before you can finish having sex

• Being able to get an erection, but only sometimes, and not every time you want to have sex; i.e.

Your mind is willing but your body won’t cooperate

What Having ED Might Mean for Your Health

If you notice that you’re having ED symptoms, it’s possible that you could be suffering from another condition. It’s also possible that you could have more than one underlying health issue contributing to the problem.

• Diabetes

• Metabolic syndrome

• Obesity

• Atherosclerosis

• High blood pressure

• Heart disease

• Vascular disease

• Kidney disease

• Peyronie’s disease

• Multiple sclerosis

• Parkinson’s disease

Some medications contribute to erectile dysfunction:

• Certain blood pressure medications

• Some antidepressants

• Certain antiandrogens used to treat prostate cancer

• Radiation

• Some ulcer medcations

• Certain sedatives

• Certain appetite suppressants

Besides conditions and medications, there are certain lifestyle factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction:

• Smoking

• Excess alcohol intake

• Illegal drug use

• Lack of exercise

• Being seriously overweight or obese

More often than not, men who suffer from ED find themselves dealing with emotional issues.

Sometimes psychological issues are solely to blame for erectile dysfunction; however, once physical causes of ED come into play and sexual difficulties arise, psychological issues compound the problem and contribute to severe emotional anguish.

• Anxiety

• Fear of failing sexually

• Stress

• Depression

• Guilt

• Low self-esteem

While there are pills, pumps, injections, and even surgical implants designed to help men deal with the physical causes of erectile dysfunction, these can have serious side effects – and they don’t help with psychological issues.

New, cutting-edge programs aim at treating erectile dysfunction with a more holistic approach that works to resolve underlying health problems that contribute to ED as well as psychological issues that make matters worse.

To date, thousands of men have recovered their dignity, restored their manhood, and salvaged their relationships using alternative methods that also improve overall health.

More intrusive methods should be reserved for worst-case scenarios.