Erectile Dysfunction can be a topic that isn’t often talked about but is something that is very common and affects many men of all ages. It is the inability to have or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity.
There are many potential causes of erectile dysfunction ranging from stress and anxiety to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Your doctor can discuss a range of tests to help check your overall health and wellness.
As erectile dysfunction can be associated with medical diseases it is important to consult your doctor when you begin to experience any symptoms or signs. It is also important as the impact on a man’s confidence and mental health can be significant as well as the impact on a relationship. A healthy sex life is an important part of health and should not be ignored.
Erectile Dysfunction is treatable
Yes, it is treatable, so book a confidential appointment with one of our experienced doctors at Albert Road General Practice to talk to them about some of the many options available. Medication may be suitable for you and can include the use of options you may have heard of, including Viagra and Cialis.
Other than medical treatment as mentioned above addressing the various risk factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction is important.
Some things that may need to be addressed include:
- smoking tobacco, marijuana, alcohol or other drugs
- being overweight
- use of some prescribed medications
- psychological conditions (e.g., stress, depression and anxiety)
If you are experiencing sexual problems of any kind, make an appointment to discuss this with your GP today.