Erectile Dysfunction is become an increasing concern for men of all ages. Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED) is characterized by the inability to maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. Not only does ED lead to failed sexual activity, it can also lead to psychological problems of low self-esteem and self-worth. Erectile dysfunction can have a severely negative impact on a man as well as his partner, both physically and psychologically.
Knowing the causes of this widespread condition will help you prevent it. Knowing the symptoms of ED is important as well as through early detection you can put a stop to problems before they further develop. Symptoms of impotence usually occur in a number of stages.
Stage 1 – Transient Occurrences
Most males will experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. Transient occurrences are normal and should not be cause for concern. However, such an occurrence should not be taken lightly as the frequency of the symptoms increases if steps to prevent it are not taken.
Even though the cause of ED is not always biological, you should take preventive steps to avoid this completely. As the old saying goes, prevention is better than the cure. What is your current lifestyle? Do you smoke and drink a lot? Do you get enough sleep every night? Are you working a high stress job? All of these things can add up and cause impotence if they’re not addressed in time. A destructive lifestyle has a higher probability of impotence.
What if you “couldn’t get it to work” this one particular time? Is it cause for concern or is it normal? The good news is that most of the times, this is a normal incident and happens to almost all males. You should keep an eye out on your lifestyle in order to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.
Stage 2 – Frequent Occurrences
The broad definition of erectile dysfunction is the inability of achieving or maintaining an erection. Even though you might be psychologically aroused, physically there is little or no arousal. It’s important to establish this connection because lack of emotional arousal does not mean impotence.
Erectile dysfunction can be frustrating for men, as it can dampen your confidence and make you weary of performing the next time you have sexual contact. This condition is not only debilitating for the sufferer but it can also be a source of frustration for the sexual partner. There are many reasons why men experience erectile dysfunction. If you care about your sexual health and prowess, you should analyze every factor of your life, both physiological and psychological, to determine what the cause could be.
As they say, knowing is half the battle and when it comes to impotence, it’s best to detect and treat it early rather than ignore it only to have it later control your life and your self-image.