Erectile Dysfunction: Before we discuss the treatment of erectile dysfunction (also known as ED or impotence) let’s learn about ED.
Erectile Dysfunction can be one of the most embarrassing things for any man to go through. Whilst many men are able to find cures for their erectile dysfunction, or it simply goes away after a certain period of time, for many, it can seem like there is no cure and that it is going to last forever.
What is ED (Erectile Dysfunction)?
ED occurs when a man is unable to obtain or maintain a hard adequate erection for sexual intercourse.
Erectile dysfunction can indicate a physical or psychological problem. It can lead to stress, relational difficulty, and low self-esteem. The main symptom is a man’s inability to obtain or maintain a hard adequate erection for sexual intercourse.
Not only does this create a lot of fear for many males, but it can also feel like you have lost your manhood. This post will present just what causes a man to get an erection and three things that you can try to cure your ED.
What Causes An Erection?
Naturally, an erection is a result caused by a sexual stimulus. This stimulus is perceived by your senses, and then your brain sends signals to various parts of the body to respond in a certain way. Of course, these messages are sent through the blood around your body, and without this constant blood flow, your penis cannot receive the message from the brain to get an erection.
So essentially, an erection is the result of the brain sending signals and messages around the body, to send the penis an extra supply of blood, so that it can engage in sexual activity. However, if this blood flow is restricted, or the blood cannot make its way successfully to the penis, then there will be no erection.
Another thing that can affect your ability to get an erection is the stimulus. In fact, many people who suffer from E.D. are also suffering from a breakdown within a relationship, or anxiety that what they ‘have’ is not good enough. Therefore, the brain fails to send the necessary signals to the penis, as it is more concerned about possible failure, or simply not being in the mood.
The same can go for masturbation. If you have a certain fear of masturbating or engaging in any sexual activity, you may have trouble getting an erection. For this reason, many people have to go through a lot of therapy to convince them that sex is okay, and to allow the brain to relax and send the right messages.
Top three treatments for ED
Patients with erectile dysfunction should be assessed for underlying medical and psychological disorders first. If the underlying issues are not treated, medicines and assistance equipment such as pumps can be prescribed.
Here are the top three effective treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED)
Try to release your fear or anxiety
If you believe that you are suffering E.D. because you are stressed, anxious, or fearful of some sort of event, then your best bet to cure yourself, is to simply let go of your fears. Otherwise, your natural instinct as a human being will be not to get an erection, and to use more of your blood in parts of your brain.
There are many sex-related therapy classes available for letting go of your fears and curing your Erectile Dysfunction. Therefore, if you do feel that you need some “extra help” in releasing your fears, a sex therapist may be a good idea.
Get your penis and blood flow checked out
If you think that the problem has a direct correlation to your blood flow, it may be worth getting your penis and blood flow checked out by a professional. They will be able to tell you whether the problem is actually with your penis, your blood flow or if it is simply a more psychological problem.
I do understand that this is quite an embarrassing topic, to say the least, and the thought of getting this part of your body in particular ‘checked out’ can be daunting. Although, it is worse to not get it checked out and to have to live with the problem forever than to get the medical help you need, and find a cure that is right for you.
Resolve your relationships
As mentioned, one of the common reasons for E.D. is a breakdown within a relationship. Therefore to cure this instance of Erectile Dysfunction, you need to make sure that you resolve any friction that you have with your partner, and your potential for being able to get an erection will improve dramatically.
With these three points in mind, you should now have some idea of how you should go about treating your Erectile Dysfunction and hopefully resolve some of your possible relationship issues too. Keep in mind that whilst Erectile Dysfunction is quite a common issue amongst males, everyone is different and will respond to certain treatments in different ways. What is important, is finding the right treatment for you.