Erectile Dysfunction May Be Caused by a Number of Health Problems or by Stress

Erectile Dysfunction

If you have been having a difficult time keeping an erection you’re not alone. Millions of men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) and you might just be one of them. It is nothing to feel embarrassed about nor is it something that you are able to control. Make an appointment to see your doctor to discuss your sexual concerns.

Be open and honest when you’re speaking with your doctor. Let him know that you’re having problems keeping an erection. There could be other reasons for ED and you want to make sure that all issues are addressed. Conditions that may cause ED include diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or heart disease. Other possible problems may be depression, injuries, alcohol, heavy smoking or stress. If you are taking more than one prescribed medication they may not be working well together. Check you’re your doctor to see if any of the combinations may be working against another one.

After you have answered those questions it’s time to think about what has been going on in your life lately. Have you been stressed out for any reason? Stress can be a key component when it comes to being able to get an erection. If you have been stressed out at work or if something is going on at home that is making you feel stressed then that may cause you to not be able to have or keep an erection.

Talk to your partner about your sexual problem. Assure them that they are not the reason and that you still find them attractive. Just as with your doctor, be open and honest when talking about this situation with your partner. Don’t hold anything back. Your doctor may want you to try Viagra. Before going in to see him or her do some research on it so that you have some sort of idea as to what it can do for you. Don’t think of taking Viagra as the sole means of solving your ED, though. Talking to your doctor and getting the right diagnosis will be your first step to regaining your sexual stimulation.

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