Misconceptions about Erectile Dysfunction

Misconceptions about Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is not a subject discussed in many conversations. Many men are ashamed of a flaccid penis and would rather continue to walk around with the problem than do something about it. This results in there being a lot of misunderstandings on the subject. Time to flush out all these preconceived ideas.

Almost nobody suffers from erectile dysfunction

Do you think you are the only one having complexity occasionally getting things up? Take note of this: about 1 in 7 men have ED and they do not all live in a retirement home. Erectile dysfunction happens amongst men of all ages. Although the chance of struggling with this disorder is greater if you are older, younger men can also suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction is in your head

Yes, that’s right. Your erectile capability can be influenced by things such as anxiety, stress or the urge to perform. But ED can also be caused by a disease ,medication or problems with blood vessels. All these factors can reason for your penis to not respond properly to sexual stimuli. Erection problems are not per definition ‘psychic’.

Erectile dysfunction can’t be treated

Fortunately, this is a misunderstanding! ED is often quite simple to treat. A few examples:

Erection pills such as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis & Spedra are used to ensure that the blood vessels in the genitals dilate; allowing more blood flow in this area and the penis becomes stiff and will stay this way for a longer period of time.

If erection pills do not work, then there is still no cause to panic. Erection problems can also be treated in other ways:

Mechanical tools-Many men benefit from a vacuum pump, also called a ‘penis pump’. This device ensures that the blood is guided to the penis so that it becomes stiff. Another usually used tool is the erectile dysfunction ring (penis ring). This ensures that the blood cannot flow back out of the penis, so that the erection persists.

Injection therapy- If you do not want to/cannot take medication, you can inject an erection agent locally through a pipette (the urethra) or a very thin needle (into the penis). The advantage of this therapy is that there is no response time and that there is less risk of side effects.

Therapy- A therapist can help to tackle mental health problems (such as anxiety), thereby reducing sexual problems.

Erectile dysfunction disappears when you eat oysters

Unfortunately, a diet of oysters will not make your penis prance suddenly. However, it is true that a healthy diet has a positive effect on your erectile capability. Unsaturated fats (nuts, olive oil), fresh fruits and vegetables help improve the elasticity of your blood vessels and are therefore good for the arteries in your penis. Extra exercise and stop smoking are also good moves. A healthy lifestyle makes you slimmer and boosts your confidence.

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