At some stage in their life, most men have a problem getting and keeping an erection. It is only when the erection is not sustained in order to have sex at least half of the time does the lack of fullness and hardness becomes a problem. If this is so, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED).
ED can affect men at any age, but is more common as men get older. It’s estimated that half of all men aged 40-70 have some degree of ED.
ED can have physical and psychological causes, and sometimes be a combination of both. The most common physical cause is the narrowing of the blood vessels in the penis due to heart problem, high blood pressure and diabetes. Psychological causes include depression, anxiety and relationship problems.
ED can also be a side effect of drug use, whether for recreation or for treatment. Drugs such as hormones, tricyclic anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, diuretics, beta-blockers and H2 blockers are common culprits. Addictive substances may also cause problems. To solve your erectile problems, talk to your doctor about possible alternatives may resolve the problem. If you are using recreational drugs, you might want to stop.
How To Treat ED?
Treatment for ED depends on what is causing it.
Erectile dysfunction can be an important signal to other issues. It is associated with raised cholesterol, diabetes and raised blood pressure. Any of these can be a warning of future heart disease. Your doctor can ensure that you get the treatment you need.
Symptoms of ED can often be improved by making lifestyle changes, such as , if you are overweight, giving up , drinking less , and reducing
If your erection problem is due to psychological cause such as stress or performance anxiety, the key is not to panic. Take your time and engage in longer foreplay or try some new techniques to help make things more interesting and back some of the pressure off of your penis. Get creative but, most important is to have fun. For example, you can get her to suck your cock or go down and lick her pussy and ass. That may get you going.
If you want to put it in and it is not hard enough, you can ask her to get on her hands and knees, and rub the head of your cock against her pussy hole for a few minutes. What you need is just to focus on the pleasure and sensation of rubbing against her. Before you know it, it will get semi-hard, and you can then pop right in.
If the above ways do not work, you may consider psychological treatments such as sex therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a form of relationship therapy where you and your partner can discuss any sexual or emotional issues or concerns.
If you are prescribed blood pressure tablets or antidepressants which cause erection difficulty, your doctor may be able to put you on a different kind.
If your erection problem is due to low testosterone, it can be treated with hormone replacement therapy. This should resolve erectile dysfunction as long as it’s used together with erection-helping drugs. Other conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be treated, which may improve erections.
There are drugs that may be used to treat the physical problems of impotence, which may be taken orally or through injections. Sildenafil (brand name Viagra) may be prescribed and used safely, as long as you are not taking nitrates for heart problems. There are also drugs that are injected directly into the penis and produce an erection that could last about one hour.
Some devices, such as vacuum or constriction rings, can be very helpful in getting and keeping an erection. There are also implants that are inserted into the man’s penis that may either be semi-rigid or inflatable, allowing more control. There are many different kinds and styles of these devices and are very useful if the erectile dysfunction problem is due to physical cause.
If your doctor has certified that your erection difficulty is not due to any underlying medical problems, you can turn to Get Harder Erection and Dirty Harry’s Secrets for inspiration, ideas and tools to get back the erection you want.
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