Recognizing the Symptoms and Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Approximately 30 million men in the United States are affected by erectile dysfunction (ED). Unfortunately, a number of health problems can contribute to ED. Being able to recognize the symptoms and causes of ED can help you better understand the condition and what can be done to help.

The Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may experience the following symptoms:

  • An inability to get an erection at any time
  • Being able to get an erection, but it does not last long enough for intercourse
  • Being able to get an erection on some occasions but not on others

Many men who suffer from ED experience symptoms due to underlying health conditions or other health-related factors.

The Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

There are several health conditions and diseases that can lead to a man developing erectile dysfunction. These include:

Men may also experience ED as a result of injuries to the spinal cord, prostate, or penis. Prostate cancer treatment and bladder cancer surgery may also prevent a man from obtaining an erection.

Factors That Worsen Symptoms

Various factors can worsen the symptoms of ED. In some cases, men may experience symptoms of ED due to medications such as:

  • Antidepressants
  • Antiandrogens
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Ulcer medications
  • Tranquilizers

Various psychological issues can also influence the symptoms of ED. These include depression, anxiety, and fear or guilt surrounding sexual performance.

It is important for those suffering from ED to know that there are treatment options available to help.

Treating Erectile Dysfunction

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, it is important to know that there are several lifestyle changes that you can make to help alleviate the symptoms you experience. Some of the things you can do include:

  • Quit smoking
  • Lose weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet

In addition, Viagra® and other medications can help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with ED. If you want treatment but do not want to rely on medication, shockwave therapy is another treatment option that is showing promising results. It is best to discuss the options with your doctor to determine which treatment will work best.

Get Help for Your ED Now

If you are dealing with symptoms of erectile dysfunction and are interested in seeking treatment, contact Atlas Men’s Clinic today. Their team offers shockwave therapy and other treatment options designed to help men overcome their symptoms and live happier and healthier.

You can reach out to their office in Los Angeles (323-677-2013), San Diego (619-932-4461), Bakersfield (661-443-3375), or Orange (714-667-1000) to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.

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