It may sound alarming, but it’s true—over 10 million American men struggle with erectile dysfunction. If you’re experiencing difficulty with sexual arousal or a generally reduced sex drive in Bend or Springfield, OR, we encourage you to visit Oregon Man Clinics (OMC) to determine if you could be one of these men.
Common Questions & Answers About Erectile Dysfunction
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition affecting a human male’s ability to achieve or maintain an erection or arousal during sexual intercourse. Though the condition itself is not considered life-threatening, ED may be associated with other conditions, such as systemic vascular disease, heart conditions, renal failure, prostate cancer, or depression. Therefore, medical experts generally recommend that men suffering from erectile dysfunction consult with a medical professional for treatment.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Though the rate of men experiencing erectile dysfunction increases with age, ED can affect men of every age. Like your favorite muscle car, male arousal depends on many systems operating together: the brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system, hormones, and even emotions all play a role in stimulating and exciting men in sexual situations. ED can happen if blood flow to the penis is limited as a result of, for example, nerve damage. Stress, hormonal changes, relationship problems, and mental health issues may also cause ED. Since there are so many contributing factors to ED, the condition can and often does affect every man at one time or another.
How Common Is ED?
ED is quite common, affecting as many as 50% of all men aged 40 and above, and this percentage increases as men get older. If you believe you are suffering from ED, you are not alone and should not be nervous to discuss it. Always remember that there are millions of other men who are in the same position and that treatment options are available to you.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?
Signs and symptoms of ED include:
- Difficulty achieving an erection
- Trouble maintaining an erection long enough for intercourse
- Erections are not firm enough for penetration
- Reduced or a complete lack of sexual desire
- Inability to ejaculate
Because these symptoms can be caused by a range of circumstances, from the basic (such as having “too much to drink” at a party) to the complex (heart disease or systemic vascular disease), it is generally recommended that any man experiencing repeated erectile dysfunction seek the advice of a qualified medical professional.
What Treatment Options Exist for ED?
Since each patient’s situation or condition varies when it comes to the cause of ED, there is also a wide range of treatment options. Some treatments are simple and direct, including medications or stress relief therapies; others require more serious treatment as part of a comprehensive health plan administered by a general practitioner.
At Oregon Man Clinics, identifying the most convenient and comfortable source for your relief and remedy is what we prioritize. Our medical providers can help you find the right men’s health plans in Springfield or Bend, OR, that meet your individual needs.
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