If you, or your partner, continue to postpone treatment for Erectile Dysfunction symptoms, now is the time to talk with Niva Men’s Health about your options. Don’t let these ED myths stop you from treatments. Instead, get the facts from a professional.
Myth: I’m Young, So I Don’t Need To Worry
That might sound comforting, but even men that are under 40 can have issues with ED. It does increase with age, but that’s only part of it.
In fact, 15% of males under 40 years old admit they have occasional erectile dysfunction problems, while sadly, only one-third of men with ED will seek medical treatment.
Myth: You Don’t Have ED If You Can Get An Erection
Now there’s a sly myth. The definition of ED is being unable to get and maintain an erection. If you can’t maintain an erection that’s satisfying enough for sex, there is a problem.
All men are different. Can you get an erection? Can you keep it long enough? Is it hard enough to penetrate for sex? Be honest and speak to the professionals at Niva Men’s Health.
Myth: ED Is Uncommon
The truth is just the opposite. Fifteen to thirty million men have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction during their lives. You are most certainly not alone!
Myth: I’m Healthy, So That Means I Can’t Have ED
First, a man can be perfectly healthy and still have ED. While it’s true that men with medical issues can be more at risk for erectile dysfunction, getting an erection has a lot more to do with your brain, testosterone level, your nervous system, and your vascular system especially in the penis itself.
Even with underlying medical issues, all life’s stresses, the medications you take, drinking alcohol, smoking, taking recreational drugs, and other risk factors all contribute to occasional ED.
Myth: The Pill Is My Only Option
This might have been true several years ago, but today there are multiple options available to all men with chronic or occasional ED. It just takes a conversation with the professionals at Niva Men’s Health to discover the many ways we can help you improve your ED symptoms and your sex life.
ED symptoms and sexual desire go hand-in-hand. When you can’t achieve or maintain an erection that’s sufficient to enjoy sexual activity, you have erectile dysfunction (ED).
Just check out another of our blog on ‘How Erectile Dysfunction Affects Sexual Desire’
ED is a lot more common than you think. It affects about one-quarter of men under the age of 40- with this rate climbing as men get older.
In some cases, the urge to have sex, called sexual desire or libido, may decline along with the ability to achieve an erection. Are the two connected? There’s a very strong chance they are, and that’s what we discuss throughout this article.
Another great blog of ours to read is ‘How Men Over 50 Can Improve Their Sex Life’
Reasons behind ED
Discovering why you suffer from ED can sometimes be a complex process. Sexual arousal isn’t a simple sequence of events.
While there’s certainly an autonomic response to sexual stimuli, there are also plenty of other factors affecting function, including your circulatory and nervous systems, hormone levels, muscle function, and even your emotional state.
Your brain processes all of these factors into what you know as “sexual desire”. So, a breakdown or failure in one or more of these subsystems could result in a state of low libido.
The libido cycle
The complexity of sexuality means that it’s not only easy for the arousal cycle to be interrupted, these interruptions themselves become a contributing factor for both low libido and ED. Since ED can cause low libido, and low libido can cause ED, breaking the cycle can be difficult.
It’s normal for ED to create feelings of anxiety and low esteem. Even a single experience with ED can undermine a man’s confidence, creating worry about future dysfunction. Because of this, the brain could suppress sexual desire to preserve aspects of self-esteem and ego.
If a man doesn’t have strong sexual urges, he may not pursue sexual opportunities to avoid further experiences with ED. Makes sense right? So how do you break the cycle?
Breaking the cycle
Since ED often has multiple underlying causes, it’s often possible to break the cycle by treating or eliminating other contributing factors. Common medical conditions that may play a role in ED include:
- Atherosclerosis (blocked blood vessels)
- High blood pressure
- Elevated cholesterol levels
- Heart disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Some prescription drugs can also affect erectile function, as can lifestyle factors such as alcohol and tobacco use.
ED has also been linked to oral hygiene and gum disease. So reducing the impact of these factors can often restore enough natural erectile response that psychological blocks may be overcome.
Could your testosterone levels also be the culprit?
In addition to detrimental effects on your libido, sex life, and mood, low testosterone can sometimes lead to serious long-term health problems.
Men with very low testosterone levels experience
The good news is, reliable treatments are available called testosterone replacement therapy.
At Niva Men’s Health, we can diagnose your testosterone levels, and work with you on a customized plan to bring them up to healthy levels that will leave you feeling great.
Healthy hormone levels contribute to your overall sense of well-being and vitality. And being able to express yourself sexually will have extensive beneficial impacts on your health and psyche.
If you have symptoms of low testosterone like decreased libido or ED, contact Niva Men’s Health today. With early diagnosis and the right treatment, we can get you back on the path to hormone health. A simple blood test often gives us enough information on your hormone levels to get started with treatment therapies.
Interruptions in a man’s sexuality can be a big confidence shaker. At Niva Men’s Health, we specialize in men’s sexual wellness allowing us to provide you with the most advanced, effective, and natural treatment options available.
Isn’t it time that you discover the reasons behind your ED symptoms and more importantly, find solutions to the problems that are holding back your enjoyment?
The friendly staff at NIVA Men’s Health welcomes your call and looks forward to serving you. To schedule an appointment, you can call or use our secure online appointment request form. You can also sign up for a complimentary consultation to find out more.
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