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Have Erectile Dysfunction? Here’s What to Do Next

Dr Ahmad Nooristani

 

Most men will experience some form of erectile dysfunction, known as ED, at some point in their lives. If you’re one of the unlucky ones, don’t panic – there are plenty of steps you can take to get your libido and performance back on track. If you are suffering from ED, you are not alone. According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, 40 percent of men between the ages of 40-70, and 70 percent of men above the age of 70 suffer from ED. What do you do next?

ED has a variety of causes and is often treatable. If left untreated, it can result in severe emotional stress to both the patients and their partners. Here are tips to overcome ED and get your life back on track.

 

Causes of ED

ED has a variety of causes and is often treatable. If left untreated, it can result in severe emotional stress to both the patients and their partners. Here are tips to overcome ED and get your life back on track.

Aging is one of the most significant factors that can contribute to ED. As patients grow older, they are more likely to experience cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes which causes complications with their sexual function.

The list of causes for ED is vast, and it can be caused by a variety of factors including neurological diseases and hormonal disorders. Other possibilities include trauma or injury to the pelvic area as well as various medical procedures like prostate surgery that may affect your ability to have healthy performance in the later years. Medications like antidepressants, antipsychotics, and opioids also play a role.

 

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Treatment for ED

Erectile dysfunction can be a big problem for men, but it’s also treatable. If you suffer from this illness and need help, there is no time like the present. Visit your healthcare provider for a comprehensive evaluation and a few simple tests, and you can get started on the road to recovery.

 

Helpful Tips

Here are the things to be mindful of if you are suffering from ED.

  • See your healthcare provider to determine the underlying causes of ED such as diabetes or hypertension. 
  • If you are a smoker, it’s important to quit as soon as possible. 
  • Diet plays a big role. Eat healthy and avoid fast food. Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. 
  • Exercise regularly

If none of the solutions presented have been able to help your condition, then it's time for something more. There are different types of options including non-surgical and surgical. You can try one or a combination of many treatments. Almost every patient with ED can be successfully treated with a variety of therapies that are currently available. Therapies include the following: 

  • Counseling for you and your partner 
  • Medication (pills, topicals, injectables) 
  • Penile Devices 
  • Penile prosthesis implantation (Last resort) 
  • Supplements like Balance7

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