What men in Dallas, TX need to know about erectile dysfunction and treatments
Your doctor refers to impotence. Men’s magazines call it ED. The guys at the gym joke about “failure to launch.” No matter what name you put on it, erectile dysfunction is a real medical problem and one that causes men a great deal of emotional distress, whether they admit it or not. Dr. Jeffrey Buch, internationally recognized for expertise in male health issues, shares five important facts about the condition and available treatments for men in the Dallas, TX area.
Fact #1 – Erectile dysfunction is common
If you have ED, you are not alone. Nearly every guy will experience inability to achieve full erection, maintain it, or ejaculate at least one time in his life. It become “dysfunction” when it happens repeatedly. You might be surprised at the numbers:
- One in four men who seek medical treatment for erectile dysfunction are under the age of 40.
- In nearly half of those young men, the condition is severe.
- After age 40, the percentage basically advances with decades. So, by age 70, about 70 percent of men are troubled with erectile dysfunction.
- Overall, approximately 52 percent of men are affected.
Fact #2 – Erectile dysfunction can have physical or psychological causes . . .
Or both! Your partner may assume it is the result of waning desirability. While finding another person unattractive can impact a man’s ability to perform, this is seldom the case in a new (and thus exciting) or established and comfortable relationship. Emotional stress, however, can be a huge factor. Work anxiety, financial problems, raising kids, caring for aging parents – worries that pile up affect signals from your brain that trigger physical responses. That is why you might feel fatigued, have asthma attacks, digestive problems, or be “off your game” on the golf course during high-stress periods in your life. Stress can also interrupt messages from the brain that tell your body extra blood flow is needed for a firm penis. Unfortunately, many guys fall into a destructive cycle where erectile dysfunction causes additional anxiety, further impairing performance.
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A whole host of medical conditions can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Here are some examples:
- Atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries in the neck)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Certain medications
- High cholesterol
- Hormonal imbalance
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Injury to the penis or testicles
- Kidney disease
- Low testosterone
- Neurological diseases
- Peyronie’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Treatment for prostate cancer
- Urinary tract infection
Obviously, any of the above health problems is likely to trigger worry and stress, so causes of erectile dysfunction are interwoven.
Fact #3 – It usually bothers men more than women
This is not a meaningless platitude – it is based on the very different emotional motivations of the genders. Primal man’s chief purpose in mating was procreation; producing offspring of his bloodline. That drive remains embedded in the DNA of modern man. Women, however, were drawn to a mate who could protect and provide for her and her offspring.
In today’s bedroom culture, that translates to a woman’s desire for cuddling. Many women rank the importance of the physical closeness and emotional connection of sex far above the erotic stimulation. So long as your female partner is confident in your attraction to her, she may be fine with spirited foreplay, touching, kissing, and expressions of love, with or without erection. It does not have to ruin the mood and it certainly doesn’t mean you are less of a man. However, you do need to talk about it to openly to reassure your partner.
Fact #4 – You shouldn’t ignore it
No matter how okay you and your partner are with erectile dysfunction, you should see a male health specialist for two reasons. First, addressing ED might save your life. It could be a symptom of a serious undiagnosed health issue. Second, many pharmacological, minimally-invasive, and surgical options are available. A doctor who specializes in this area can tailor treatment to your body, lifestyle, and health to help you get back to maximum enjoyment.
Fact #5 – DIY rarely works
Many men in Dallas, TX seek treatments for erectile dysfunction because they are weary of home remedies and do-it-yourself “cures” that are not effective. They have ordered supplements from off-shore internet companies, purchased products from athletic supply houses, and tried all sorts of exercises that claim to restore erectile dysfunction. Most end up disappointed and distraught, with lighter bank accounts. Plus, unregulated supplements and medications that do not have FDA approval can be dangerous.
If you experience occasional or persistent erectile dysfunction, get qualified advice on treatments from the doctor men in Dallas, TX trust – Dr. Jeffrey Buch at Legacy Male Health in Frisco – (972) 996-7177 .