Friday, June 5, 2015
A Few Widely Believed Myths about Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction or the inability to achieve and maintain a hard erection is a far more common problem than we all think. Throughout their lives, most men experience certain problems with their erection which may negatively affect their self-esteem and sexual relationships.
In the past, people thought that emotional problems are the sole cause of erectile dysfunction, but recent medical research has shown than the causes can be both physical and psychological. Unfortunately, this is a taboo in many societies. This is exactly why there are many people who don’t understand the nature of this problem completely and there are so many myths surrounding this topic. In order to understand what’s true and what’s fantasy we are presenting you few widely believed myths about this unpleasant condition.
1. Erectile dysfunction is a basic element of the aging process
Whilst it is true that erectile dysfunction is quite common in the elderly, this dysfunction is not part of the normal aging process. This is a health problem that can have serious impact on the overall health of men no matter how old they are. Besides that, this dysfunction can be a sign of other hidden health problems. That’s why you need to find a way to treat erectile dysfunction regardless of your age.
2. Erectile dysfunction affects men only
Without any doubts, erectile dysfunction is bad for both partners. It can lead to feelings of inadequacy, depression, low self-respect and self-esteem. Due to the occurrence of this problem, many relationships are going through rough times. If the problem remains, this situation can affect all relationship in man’s life – work, family friends etc.
3. Tight underwear leads to ED
Wearing tight underwear is often associated with male infertility because this type of underwear increases the temperature in the testicles and prevents proper creation of sperm. However, there is still no valid medical research that can confirm the thesis that wearing tight underwear is related to erectile dysfunction.
4. Erectile dysfunction can be related to problems in the relationship
Problems related to the relationship can certainly affect the sex drive in both men and women, but most causes of erectile dysfunction are physical not psychological. On the other hand, untreated erectile dysfunction can often lead to further complication of these problems in the relationship which is just another reason to approach this problem with the necessary seriousness and attention.
5. Erectile dysfunction affects older men only
The truth is that erectile dysfunction is more common in older men, but the fact is that it can appear in any men regardless of their age. Certain medical issues like diabetes, obesity, heart disease or high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing erectile dysfunction. Smoking and abusing alcohol can also increase the chances.
6. Using drugs (like Cialis or Viagra) is the only way to treat erectile dysfunction
Cialis, Viagra and few other drugs can be very successful with the process of treatment, but changing lifestyle can be very effective too. So, try to make a combination of these two activities for faster and permanent results.