Living with Erectile DysfunctionThe complications of Erectile Dysfunction (also known as “ED”) go beyond the physical symptoms. Men suffer emotionally when they have ED. Stress and depression are common effects of this condition. Erectile Dysfunction is a man’s inability to maintain an erection for a satisfying sexual experience. This is a common condition that occurs more often in men as they age.

Despite its adverse effects, there are ways of managing and living with ED. One of the most important is to determine whether other diseases are contributing to the problem. The common medical issues that are associated with impotence include high blood pressure, diabetes, low testosterone, hardening of the arteries, and neurological disease. Therefore, it is important that you see your doctor for a check up if you suspect you might have one of these conditions. Once you are diagnosed with Erectile Dysfunction, it is a good idea to be honest with yourself and your partner about what you are experiencing. Communication is essential for treatment. If you share details of your concerns, the doctor can recommend a treatment that will work best for you. You will likely feel relieved after you talk with a caring medical professional. And, consequently, you might diminish the feelings of stress, anxiety or depression that contribute to the problem.

One effective way to manage ED is to quit smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes constricts blood vessels that are essential for an erection and will contribute to the hardening of arteries. Maintaining a healthy diet is another way to cope with ED. A heart-healthy diet that can help prevent cardiovascular disease is beneficial for erectile functioning. Along with good nutrition, regular exercise will enhance your libido and performance. If you and your partner are in a difficult relationship at the moment, it is recommended that you try couples counseling as well. By restoring trust and understanding, you increase each other’s confidence and affection toward one another.

It is better to address this issue sooner rather than later. With years of experience, a commitment to quality care, and the latest in medical training and technology, Advanced Urology Institute can help you achieve the healthy and satisfying life you desire. We specialize in treating urological diseases and conditions, including BPH, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, incontinence, urinary tract infections, and other urological disorders. We constantly look for and integrate the latest and most effective procedures and treatments in order to provide you with exceptional medical care. Contact us today by calling us one of our offices.