Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which a man is unable to obtain or maintain a strong erection to satisfy sexual intercourse. This problem can be both short-term and long-term.
What Are The Symptoms Of Erectile Dysfunction
- You’re able to achieve an erection. However, not every time you want to have the sex you are able to achieve an erection.
- You are able to achieve an erection. However it does not last long enough to fully satisfy you or your partner,
- You are unable to achieve an erection.
While erection problems are common, they are not a normal part of aging. Moreover, sometimes this condition indicates serious health problems.
What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?
A variety of factors that affect the vascular, nervous, and endocrine systems can contribute to the development of this problem. Sometimes the cause is hidden in the intake of certain medications or psychological problems.
How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?
The urologist deals with the diagnosis and treatment of this problem. At the appointment, the doctor will ask the patient about…
- his sexual life
- conduct an examination
- also, prescribe examinations.
- The doctor examines the penis for sensitivity to touch. In case of reduced sensitivity, the problem may be hidden in the disruption of the nervous system.
- The doctor checks if the patient has Peyronie’s disease. In this case, the specialist causes an erection and looks to see if curvature has appeared in the organ.
- If a man has enlarged breasts or his body is very heavily covered with hair, this indicates possible hormonal disorders.
- The doctor measures blood pressure and pulse at the wrist and ankle. This helps to understand if a man has cardiovascular disorders.
Ultrasound examination of the penis
During this study, a transmitter is used that is held over the blood vessels that supply the penis. An image is displayed on the monitor screen, and the doctor assesses whether there are any problems with the blood supply to the penis.
With the help of a blood test, possible causes of erectile dysfunction are detected. For example, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, and hormonal abnormalities.
The patient’s urine is also examined. Like a blood test, a urinalysis helps in detecting diabetes and other problems.
How to strengthen an erection without the use of medication?
How To Cure Erectile Dysfunction
In order to correct intimate affairs, first of all, it is necessary to remove all factors from the lifestyle that contribute to the development of ED. For this, you need:
- Give up cigarettes
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Get rid of extra pounds
- Move regularly.
If you constantly worry about your sexual function you will need to consult a psychologist. The specialist will teach you how to relax and explain how to reduce sex-related anxiety.
Prevention of erectile dysfunction
The best thing you can do is follow a healthy lifestyle. To do this, you need to give up bad habits, move more and resist weight gain.
If you smoke, quit this habit
Smoking is associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to erection problems. And no matter what causes ED, smoking still increases the risk of problems in bed.
Eat grains, low-fat dairy products, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and lean meats. Avoid trans fats and keep salt to a minimum. Such a diet will help maintain a healthy weight and avoid many diseases.
Be sure to reconsider your attitude to alcohol. If you don’t drink, it’s best not to start. Well, if you use it, do it wisely and rarely.
Get rid of extra pounds
Maintaining a normal weight not only promotes strong erections but also reduces the risk of developing many diseases that are associated with erectile dysfunction. This is especially true for type 2 diabetes and hypertension. In addition, weight loss increases testosterone levels, reduces inflammation, and improves self-esteem.
Train your pelvic floor muscles
Strong pelvic floor muscles increase the hardness of the penis and help retain blood in the penis by putting pressure on the key vein. How to train:
Feel the right muscles
For this, it is necessary to stop the stream of urine several times during the act of urination. The muscles that work at this moment are the pelvic floor muscles. Another option to feel the work of these muscles is to try to restrain the release of gases. Once you understand how the pelvic floor muscles work, the exercises can be done at any time and in any position.
Improve your technique
Squeeze your pelvic floor muscles, hold this position for 3-5 seconds, and then relax for 3-5 seconds. Do this several times in a row. Improve your technique in different positions – lying down, sitting, standing, and even walking.
Only target muscles work
For best results, focus only on the pelvic floor muscles. Do not strain the muscles of the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Also, you can not hold your breath – breathe freely.
Observing all the above rules, squeeze the pelvic floor muscles 2-3 times a day. You need to perform 3 sets of 10-20 repetitions for one workout.