First and foremost, we need to establish that erectile dysfunction is very common and over 80% of men aged over 70 reported that they have problems with erection. Due to various reasons, the problem is more often reported by men in their 40s. However, even young men can experience problems with erection.
While the issue has been known and caused various social problems for ages, up until 1980s, the medicine did not have a good answer to erectile dysfunction. Many treatment methods were far from orthodox including procedures like goat gland implants and direct merbromin injections. In 1980s, radically new pharmacological treatment methods appeared on the horizon. One of the biggest breakthroughs was the discovery of various PDE5 inhibitors including sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadafil.
Modern treatment methods include surgery and various medication types. One of the easiest and less expensive methods is the regular usage of PDE5 inhibitors. Usually, tadalafil (Generic Cialis) is used as a recreational drug while sildenafil (Generic Viagra) is more often used as a “when needed” drug. Modern treatment methods are highly effective, but may not work for some men. At the same time, some men do not know whether they are at risk of being an impotent. There is a plethora of habits and conditions that may cause erectile dysfunction. Aging is also a significant factor.
Neurogenic conditions often happen in patients with recent traumas or a history of neurological diseases. While such disorders are usually impairing one’s ability to communicate, they often relate to various nerve system issues. Neurogenic disorders are often accompanying or causing erectile dysfunction.
Acquired neurogenic disorders usually concern older people and those who have quickly progressing neurological diseases.
Preemptive measures. The treatment is usually a combination of psychological and pharmacological methods. It is hard to prevent neurogenic disorders just as it is hard to treat neurological problems like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson.
One of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction is diabetes that heavily affects the blood flow. Men should be aware of the fact that if they are in the diabetes risk group, they are probably in the ED risk group as well. Men that have diabetes always have issues with erection to different degrees. Diabetes is very common disease that changes the metabolism and increases blood sugar. Amongst the most common and notable symptoms are frequent urination calls, constant thirst and hunger.
Another reason why diabetes may cause severe untreatable impotence is the list of possible complications that includes kidney failure which leads to impotence. Diabetes is fairly easy to diagnose and treat, but it is better to avoid or postpone the disease.
Preemptive measures. The most important part of preventing the disease is maintaining the normal weight and living a healthy life.
- Dieting. It is important to include fiber and polyunsaturated fats in your meals. This mean eating more fruits and vegetables, replacing red meat with fish and bird meat, and removing sugar from your diet. While eating healthily is quite hard, it usually brings great results and reduces your chances to get diabetes by nearly 40%.
- Active lifestyle. Regular workouts can help you to maintain your body in good shape while reducing the risk of diabetes by 28%. It is recommended to spend time in the gym or be physically active for at least 2 hours per day.
- Smoking cessation. Nicotine negatively affects your nervous system and also leads to impotence. At the same time, smoking tobacco can heavily disrupt your metabolism and increase the chance of diabetes. It is strongly recommended to quit smoking in order to prevent both erectile dysfunction and diabetes.
Note that weight loss is a very important part of maintaining your health. Excess weight can lead to a variety of problems including both diabetes and erectile dysfunction. You should switch to a healthier lifestyle and start losing weight in order to avoid significant health problems. My Canadian Pharmacy offers you a wide array of drugs that can make weight losing process easier for your body and assist in normalizing cholesterol levels. Drugs like Mega Hoodia can help in weight loss by suppressing your appetite.
Erectile dysfunction is often caused by mental problems. Stress and low self-esteem can easily prevent a man from achieving strong erection. Specialists divide psychological factors into 2 main categories – remote factors and immediate factors. The list of psychological issues that may lead to problems with erection includes anxiety, anger, mental disorders, low self-confidence, sexual orientation conflicts, etc.
Thinking negatively is a sure way to underperform in bed. When the cause of erectile dysfunction has psychological roots, the combination of therapies is heavily recommended. Usually, doctors rely on placebo effect combined with counselling and psychological aid. Frequently, PDE5 inhibitors are prescribed together with antidepressants like Xanax.
Preemptive measures. The vast majority of psychological issues can be avoided by being open to regular checks with your psychologist. At the same time, you should avoid stresses and try to be calm. Anger management is also a very effective way to prevent stresses. If you experience problems with self-esteem, consulting with a psychologist is a good idea.
It is easier said than done, but being a confident person and ignoring surrounding issues can help in normalizing your mentality and strengthen your esteem. Note that drugs like Viagra or Cialis may be completely ineffective when trying to treat erectile dysfunction caused by psychological problems.
A long list of antidepressants and prescribed drugs can cause problems with erection. Usually, this is a temporary symptom and wears off when the course is finished. However, many men abuse drugs and increase the risk of ED. Some drugs are not only dangerous in the long term, but may heavily conflict with PDE5 inhibitors and other prescribed drugs for ED treatment.
Another chemical compound that leads to erectile dysfunction is nicotine. Active smokers experience problems with erection more often than non-smokers.
Preemptive measures. Whenever you are using a drug that may be addictive or can cause ED, consult with your doctor about how to avoid addiction. Some men simply don’t know that prescribed drugs can hard their ability to perform sexually. Quitting smoking is also heavily recommended.
Tobacco and nicotine negatively affect your organism in a variety of ways. One of the problems with smoking is that you may live with an active smoker and become a passive smoker which is also harmful. Smoking may cause erectile dysfunction due to a variety of reasons.
- Carbon Oxide. CO significantly limits the amount of oxygen carried by red blood cells. This leads to increased heart rate and forces your organism to increase the blood pressure which essentially counteracts the effect of any PDE5 inhibitor and other ED treatment drugs.
- Heart diseases. Smoking promotes heart diseases by creating additional pressure and inhibiting cell division in the organ changing its shape and efficiency. Having heart diseases is not only bad for you in general, but also prevents you from using the most effective ED treatment drugs like Viagra or Cialis.
- Arterial narrowing. Smoking makes your arteries less elastic and increases arterial tension negatively affecting the blood flow. This leads to weaker erection.
Note that active smokers often experience problems with erection, way more often than non-smokers. At the same time, about 80% of active smokers report that PDE5 inhibitors like sildenafil, vardenafil or tadalafil do not help them or work in 20-30% of the time.
Preemptive measures. The obvious strategy to not smoke is to not start smoking in the first place. Active smokers should try smoking cessation methods that combine pharmacological and psychological types of treatment. This means counselling, working with a psychologist, and using various medications like Zyban (available at Smart Canadian Pharmacy).