These are the kinds of problems men hate to have to talk about.
Erectile dysfunction is an unfortunate and embarrassing issue that can leave you feeling angry, helpless and despondent.
And if you're struggling with this, it may also leave you feeling like you're a disappointment to your partner - especially if she enjoys intimacy with you.
So what can you do? Are there treatments for it? Are there ways to make it go away?
Let's start by looking at some common facts about this problem. If this is you, you don't need to feel all alone. There is hope.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction
Generally speaking, erectile dysfunction is a problem where you can't maintain an erection for satisfying sexual intercourse.
You are not alone.
This is something you should probably discuss with a medical professional if you've not had success in dealing with it. But it’s not an uncommon problem. And many men do find help with treatments and products available.
How Many Men Have Erectile Dysfunction
According to the Merck Manual, "Erectile dysfunction (ED—formerly called impotence) affects up to 20 million men in the US. The prevalence of partial or complete ED is greater than 50% in men aged 40 to 70, and prevalence increases with aging. Most affected men can be successfully treated." [a]
How Many Kinds Of Erectile Dysfunction Are There?
By strict definition, there are two kinds of erectile dysfunction:
- Primary Dysfunction - if you've never been able to have an erection, it is considered primary dysfunction; and
- Secondary Dysfunction - if you used to be able to have an erection but you can no longer do so, that is considered a secondary type.
Can ED be psychological?
Yes. It can. And it's nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn't hurt to discuss this issue with your doctor. He or she can pretty quickly help you decide if it might benefit to get counselling for this kind of an issue.
And don't worry. Counselors who specialize in this type of work are used to the idea and can help you discuss it comfortably.
They've heard it all before, and can help you sort through this stuff with dignity.
Is premature ejaculation a form of erectile dysfunction?
Technically, no. Erectile dysfunction is about the inability to maintain an erection. PE (premature ejaculation) is about the inability to be able to last while having intercourse.
What is curious (unless it's you, in which case it just might be a difficult spot to be in) is that these conditions do often occur together. [b]
There are prescription medications (that usually have side effects).
But there are also some pretty "heavy duty" treatments that are prescribed (that sound a little extreme, actually) but are used by some men to achieve the goal.
Some men actually give themselves injections to trigger an erection. There are also suppositories that you can give yourself that might be helpful.[c]
These are by prescription only and should only be considered upon the advice of a doctor.
The trouble with the little blue pill
I've been fortunate enough to not need to take these, ever.
But I can imagine that if you're in a situation where you cannot maintain an erection, you might be desperate enough to want to try medication to compensate for this kind of a problem.
But pharmaceuticals always have side-effects. Even the "little blue pill" has side effects. These can include getting "flushed" in the face; headache; stuffy nose; indigestion; mild disturbances to vision and skin rashes.
A natural approach is always better.
There are a number of natural supplements out there that can help with these types of situations.
If you're looking for something that can be taken every day that has a great effect on helping your overall state of being ready for "sex on demand," there are a number of good supplements out there.
A supplement worth consideration
One such product is called "Erectin," and it's endorsed by the world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Dave David. You might have seen him on CNN and Fox. Hear what he says about this product.
One of the reasons I recommend a product like Erectin if you need it is because the company behind it spends a lot of money on product research.
There are some companies that put out average products because they can. But these guys seem pretty committed to bringing unique products to market and putting money into the research necessary to know that what they are putting out there is truly helpful.
Let's look at a couple of these things that "make the difference."
What is an enteric coating? It's basically a coating that is put on an oral medication to make it survive through the digestive tract until it gets past your stomach acids, so it can be absorbed in your intestine without being wrecked before it can be absorbed.[d]
It makes a difference.
They use "bioperine." What is bioperine?
Bioperine is a chemical extracted from black pepper [e] that is combined with the other herbs in this formula to help with the absorption of all the good stuff in the other ingredients. It creates a symbiotic effect with all the other ingredients to help with the erectile dysfunction issue.
Watch this video to get a better idea.
While erectile dysfunction can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to talk about, it’s important not to suffer in silence. There are treatment options available!
From taking medications like Viagra or Cialis (only on advice of a doctor, and as a last resort); talking with a therapist; trying alternative therapies such as acupuncture; or making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking – there are many ways you can treat this condition.
Don’t hesitate reach out for help if you need it! With the right treatment plan in place, you should soon start feeling more confident about your performance in the bedroom again!
And if you haven't tried it already, natural remedies really can help. My personal experience tells me that you'd very likely benefit (greatly) from Erectin.
It comes with a 67-day money-back guarantee. So you've got nothing to lose in trying it. But man, you've got so much to gain. (Trust me.)
[a] Erectile Dysfunction - Genitourinary Disorders - Merck Manuals Professional Edition
[b] Erectile Dysfunction & Premature Ejaculation | LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor UK
[c] Erectile dysfunction - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
[d] What Is Enteric Coating and What Does It Do? | Thomas Processing