Have you started to experience unwanted changes to your sexual health? Do you find it more difficult to perform and enjoy yourself than you once did? These frustrating changes should not be ignored, but they are more common than you may think. Many men experience erectile dysfunction, which is a condition that prevents men from easily achieving and maintaining an erection. Learn more about this sexual dysfunction condition and potential treatment methods during a consultation with our team at Absolute Health Medical Center in Eugene, OR!
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an extremely common sexual dysfunction condition. Many men experience this frustrating condition that may cause:
- A decrease in sexual drive or satisfaction
- Difficulty achieving an erection
- Difficulty maintaining a sustainable erection
While it may seem to merely be a physical condition, this may also be a psychological condition. Physical symptoms are a common cause of erectile dysfunction, but mental and emotional factors may also take a toll. If left unaddressed, the well-being of both the man experiencing sexual dysfunction as well as his partner may suffer.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Although many men experience erectile dysfunction as they age, this does not necessarily mean it is a direct symptom of the natural aging process. It may be directly related to:
- Damaged nerves in the penis
- Limited blood flow to the penis
- Stress or other emotional factors
- Erectile dysfunction may be impacted by a range of health concerns or conditions, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diabetes or high blood sugar
- Drug usage
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
It is important to be honest about your lifestyle and health experiences. Sexual health and wellness may be difficult to discuss, but conditions like erectile dysfunction are common and should not be embarrassing to address. Understanding and diagnosing this condition as well as what may be causing it can be important as it can serve as a warning sign to another or larger condition.
When Should I Seek Medical Care?
While it can be frustrating, the occasional inability to achieve a sustainable erection is not uncommon or a major cause of concern. However, if the problem persists, it is important to seek the care of a medical professional. Not only do you deserve to have a satisfying sex life, but experiencing erectile dysfunction may indicate another medical condition.
A consultation with our team in Oregon can help understand and diagnose your experiences. If necessary, our team can provide you with proper treatment recommendations.
Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Prostaglandin Injections (prostaglandin E1, Alprostadil, papaverine, phentolamine)
- Nitric Oxide boosting nutraceuticals
- Viagra, Cialis, etc
Schedule Your Consultation!
Ready to take back control of your life from frustrating sexual dysfunction? Contact us today at Absolute Health Medical Center and schedule your consultation to learn more about erectile dysfunction. Our team in Eugene, Oregon, is here to support you and help you understand these frustrating changes to your health.