Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a major challenge for many men today regardless of their age — young, middle-aged, or old. Because erectile dysfunction may be caused by many factors — a health condition, emotional or relationship problems, some kinds of medication, smoking, drugs, or alcohol — an erectile dysfunction cure is possible.
Though erectile dysfunction treatment options may include ED medication and surgery, there are also noninvasive erectile dysfunction remedies that may help.
According to Mayo Clinic, men with erectile dysfunction may experience some or all of these persistent symptoms:
In fact, one common reason many younger men visit their doctor is to get erectile dysfunction medication. Often, men with erectile dysfunction suffer with diabetes or heart disease, or may be sedentary or obese, but they don’t realize the impact of these health conditions on sexual function. Along with erectile dysfunction treatment, the doctor may recommend managing the illness, being more physically active, or losing weight.
The causes of erectile dysfunction are many, including physical problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even sleep disorders. Medication taken for health conditions can result in erectile dysfunction, as can alcohol and smoking.
But erectile dysfunction is also caused by mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and trouble with relationships. That’s why visiting a medical doctor for erectile dysfunction treatment is so valuable.
If ignored, erectile dysfunction can lead to complications, such as an unsatisfactory sex life, low self-esteem, high anxiety, and relationship problems. Getting a partner pregnant also becomes difficult if a man suffers with erectile dysfunction.
A study published in May 2014 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that some men can reverse erectile dysfunction with healthy lifestyle changes, such as exercise, weight loss, a varied diet, and good sleep. The Australian researchers also showed that even if erectile dysfunction medication is required, it’s likely to be more effective if you implement these healthy lifestyle changes.
For men searching for ED medication, there are many newer erectile dysfunction treatments (all prescription drugs) that help you get an erection firm enough to have sex, and most have few side effects.
Commonly prescribed erectile dysfunction treatments include:
- Stendra (avanafil)
- Viagra (sildenafil)
- Cialis (tadalafil)
- Levitra or Staxyn (vardenafil)
If you need erectile dysfunction treatment, talk with your doctor today.