Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is becoming more widely known and no longer accepted as a “normal” part of life. Unfortunately, a lot of misleading information still exists, and many men buy into it. In fact, some of this misinformation can wind up harming you. Here are 8 myths we’ll be dispelling about erectile dysfunction:
ED Only Affects Older Men
While the likelihood of experiencing erectile dysfunction increases in older men, younger men are certainly not exempt. ED can affect men at nearly any age. A study published in the American Journal of Medicine shows that 15% of surveyed men ages 20-39 stated they had difficulty maintaining erections during intercourse.
It’s All in Your Mind
Yes and no – hear us out. More than likely, your ED stems from a physical cause such as issues with blood flow. However, stress can play a large role in issues below the belt as well. What we often find is that erectile dysfunction results from a combination of both the physical and psychological realms.
A One-Time Struggle Means You Have ED
No man is completely perfect in the bedroom. If you fail to perform a few times, it’s usually not an issue, especially if you’ve had a few drinks or are under a lot of stress. However, if you begin noticing that you have difficulty achieving and maintaining erections for 3 months or more, you may need to make an appointment with your doctor.
Erectile Dysfunction is a Natural Part of Aging
You might have heard that ED is inevitable and is just “what happens” when you reach a certain age. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Erectile dysfunction is a medical issue that can be managed and even reserved with proper medical care. There are several solutions that can help you get your life back – we’ll discuss this more in-depth below!
ED is an Isolated Issue in Only the Penis
Think of erectile dysfunction as your car engine’s warning light. It often indicates a larger medical issue is happening in your body, like heart disease, low testosterone, diabetes, clinical depression, and more. This alone is reason enough for you to seek medical attention.
Your Lifestyle Doesn’t Affect Your Penis
Your habits – both good and bad – can affect your entire body, including below the belt. You know that smoking harms your heart and
damages your blood vessels. If you’re a smoker, the habit can also make it difficult for you to achieve and maintain an erection since your blood flow has become impaired. Other vices including a poor diet, drinking too much alcohol, or using recreational and illicit drugs have also been linked to erectile issues.
Once You Get ED, Your Sex Life is Over
If you have erectile dysfunction, you may feel like you’ve been handed a life sentence devoid of excitement and pleasure. That’s not the case, because there are plenty of things you can do to take charge of what’s happening in your body! The first step to returning to a fulfilling sex life is by scheduling an appointment with The Edge For Men.
There’s No Way to Treat Erectile Dysfunction
Stop believing this damaging myth right now. There are several treatments available to help treat your ED. From the penile pump and the Priapus Shot® to the typical PDE5 inhibitor medications like sildenafil and tadalafil, there’s a solution that will work for your unique situation.
Don’t be fooled by these ED myths, and don’t let erectile dysfunction rule your life anymore. Schedule your appointment at The Edge For Men now by calling (314) 736-4MEN!