Myths and Facts about Erectile Dysfunction
Posted on 6th April and posted in
Category: Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, even in the modern world, is surrounded by legends. Get acquainted with these common myths about erectile dysfunction and find out facts that really stand behind them.
Erectile Dysfunction is Normal
Myth: Erectile dysfunction is a normal part of getting old and men should just learn to live with it.
Fact: Although erectile dysfunction is more common among older men, this does not make it «normal». Elderly people, in order to get excited, need more stimulation than at young age. But there is no scientific evidence to accept weakening of sexual function as one of inevitable consequences of aging.
Erectile Dysfunction is Not Dangerous
Myth: Erectile dysfunction can be an unpleasant problem, but it is not dangerous.
Fact: Erectile dysfunction alone is not a significant problem, but this disorder is one of the earliest precursors of other diseases that can be very serious. One of them is diabetes. Erectile problems can also be a sign of heart diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and atherosclerosis, and also precede hormonal and neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease.
Only a thorough medical examination will help to identify the root of the problem and choose treatment that will return a man to active sexual life.
«I’m not Attractive to Her»
Myth: If there are problems with erection, it’s because a man feels unattractive to his partner.
Fact: There are many reasons why a person may experience erection problems. In addition to health problems, it can be:
- bad mood;
- more serious emotional problems, such as anxiety disorder and depression;
- predisposing lifestyle: smoking and drinking alcohol.
Erectile Dysfunction Means Pills for Life
Myth: «If I have erectile dysfunction, I should take pills for the rest of my life.»
Fact: If erectile dysfunction is the result of deterioration in basic state of health, doctor prescribes course of treatment, after which general state of health will improve and problem of erectile dysfunction will go away.
Besides, a man is able to independently bring changes in his way of life. Quit smoking, lose weight or reduce alcohol consumption. All these measures will help to significantly improve sexual potency. For many men, psychotherapy is also effective.
«I will Handle it Myself!»
Myth: «I can cure myself without a visit to doctor with phytopreparations and food supplements for erectile dysfunction.»
Fact: When taking various supplements, reception of which is not controlled by doctors, you can miss some of health risks. Also, various ingredients that make up additives can interact with other medicines that you are taking at the moment. The best option for successful treatment of erectile dysfunction will be consultation with doctor who specializes in treatment of erectile dysfunction.