Webster’s dictionary defines ‘Erectile Dysfunction’ aka ‘ED’ as a ‘chronic inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse’. Given a few moments to ponder the ramifications of ED on their lives, most sane men would do anything to avoid this problem. It doesn’t help that in today’s fast paced world, more and more men around and above the age of 40 seem to be suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Gender defined roles in society insist that men don’t cry and run for help. They are expected to find their own solutions that sometimes prove to be not just useless but also detrimental to their physical and mental health. First and foremost, it is important for men to understand how to gauge if they are suffering from ED. At some point in time in a man’s life, there is always a chance of not being able to sustain an erection. This could be caused by any number of factors from ingested alcohol to stress.
Doctors define ED as the inability to sustain an erection satisfactorily more than 25 percent of times that one tries. So if it is a rare occurrence, that may have scared a man nonetheless, it need not necessarily translate to ED. Even younger men are at a risk of becoming impotent due to a highly demanding lifestyle, high blood pressure, diseases like diabetes. Thankfully, ED or impotence can be treated once diagnosed. Most often, it has been found that ED is caused due to some deep seated psychological factor or a more widespread problem in life. The first step to combating ED is to visit a doctor and follow the advice given.
Many medications have been released that, when taken under strict guidance, help definitively against ED. Once the underlying cause for ED is defined, there are many methods to deal with it which include but are not limited to, medication, other pharmacological options, counseling and surgical as well as non-surgical ways. Ingesting Viagra, making use of VED’s (Vacuum Erection Device) and use of prosthetics are a few of the available treatment options.