Erectile dysfunction (ED)
is the inability to have or sustain an erection strong enough to have sexual intercourse. It is a major challenge for a lot of young men out there, and worse still among married couples. It is so bad that it is a major cause of infidelity in homes, and can be a cause of depression, low sexual libido, loss of confidence, and low self-esteem for the man.
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Today, I would like to share with you a few ways that you can use to manage your Erectile Dysfunction problems. They include;
- Lifestyle Modifications
- Stop smoking
- Reduce alcohol
- Treat other medical conditions
- Penile implants
- What is a Normal Erection
There are a number of available medicines (drugs) that you can take to help you manage your erectile dysfunction and boost your erection. These drugs are safe in the right doses, hence, you have to see your doctor know if you need a prescription, and get one. An example of a drug for this purpose is sildenafil.
This involves changing our harmful habits and practices that might be contributing to the problem. Persons with erectile dysfunction have to try to live a healthy life, eat right (especially fruits & vegetables), exercise daily & rest when needed.
These modifications can help improve your erection problems.
The role of foreplay in our sexual life is largely overlooked. In people with this condition, it is advised to practice having foreplay before the actual sexual activity. It helps prepare the mind & gets you psychologically ready for sex and hence, can improve your erection.
Communication between partners is a vital part of every affair. You might like your partner, but your sex life may be dying because he/she does not do the type of things you like. You might have different fantasies and cravings (maybe you enjoy role play, and your partner isn’t doing that). It is a good idea to talk to them about these cravings & fantasies. Communication helps spice up your sexual life and can help your erection.
it is very important to stop smoking if you’ve discovered you are having problems with erection. The substance found in cigarettes (nicotine) can cause problems to your blood vessels, which would in turn affect your erection.
Also, the human sperm is a very fragile cell, and smoking can cause damage to the cell and possibly lead to infertility.
Similar to smoking, Alcohol has also been known to be responsible for a number of our health challenges, especially with the areas of fertility. Alcohol might be the cause of your erection problems and lead to other challenges like; low sperm count and premature ejaculation.
If you have problems with maintaining & sustaining an erection, it is advisable to quit your alcohol consumption altogether, while you try to find a solution. If quitting is not possible, then you should try to reduce your consumption to near minimal levels.
Treat other Medical Conditions
If you have any underlying medical conditions like Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) & other medical conditions, it is important that you also seek solutions to them alongside your erection problems. These conditions could be the reason why you are having a problem with erection. Consult your doctor and seek treatment for them.
Penile Implants (Advanced)
the use of a penile implant is an advanced therapy for erection difficulties. In this case, a device is placed inside the penis of the man, to help his erection.
How it works:
It is fixed only once, it can be used at any time. Implants are the last line of therapy for men suffering from erectile dysfunction without any effective solution. See Coloplast for more about penile implant
Other methods like an injection of certain drugs into the penis & vascular reconstructive surgeries, may be beneficial in some cases too but the important thing is that treatment usually depends on the cause of the problem. You solve the cause, you solve the problem.
What is a Normal Erection?
Before saying your erection is abnormal, you should at least know what a normal detection is: A normal erection is one that happens when needed, is strong, and lasts from a few minutes to 30 minutes. An erection that doesn’t satisfy this criterion is classified as erectile dysfunction and should be investigated.
Sex is, without doubt, a very important aspect of relationships, especially in marriages but erectile dysfunction continues to pose a problem to couples.
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