There is very little information about erectile dysfunction and most of what we find it often harmful or false. You may read about miracle supplements and pills that do more harm to your reproductive health than good. So what is the real, honest information about ED? We thought we’d debunk some of the biggest myths about the condition and get to the real truth.
- You Don’t Have ED if You Can Get an Erection
The definition of erectile dysfunction is different for every person. You may have heard ED described as the inability to get and keep an erection satisfying enough for sex. But some men can have problems getting an erection while others can have problems maintaining an erection that lasts. Sometimes the man can get an erection, but not enough for penetrative sex. All these men suffer from ED but in their own way.
- Erectile Dysfunction Affects Older Men
It is true that the risk of developing Erectile dysfunction increases with age but younger men can also be affected. In fact 85% of men between the ages of 29 and 39 say they almost always can get and maintain a good erection.
- If you Struggle to Get an Erection Once, you Have ED
It is not uncommon to have a temporary issue getting and maintain an erection. Most of the time this situation can be blamed on too much alcohol intake or being tired from work. If you have trouble maintaining an erection for more than 3 months or longer, you may want to make an appointment with a doctor.
- ED means there is Something Wrong with Your Penis
Your erection or the lack of one can be an indicator of an underlying medical condition. One of these is heart disease. Certain conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol can cause significant damage to your blood vessels. This means that you will not get adequate blood flow to the penis and therefore unable to get ad maintain an erection.
- ED is all in Your Head
In most cases ED is as a result of both physical and psychological facts. You may want to keep track of when your erectile problems occur.
- Only a Specialist can Treat ED
Your primary doctor should be your starting point when seeking treatment for ED. The doctor can order tests to check for underlying health issues that can cause ED.
- Bad Habits Don’t Affect Your Penis
Bad habits like cigarette smoking can impede blood flow which can lead to ED. In fact people who quit smoking report a significant improvement in their erections.
- All Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Are the Same
Drugs like Viagra and Cialis that are used to treat ED work by relaxing muscles and increasing blood flow to the penis. But you must realize that they will affect our body in different ways. You therefore need to understand how the drug you choose to take works so you can reap the benefits.