In addition to helping men, women and families with general health, our team of diversely trained physicians at Balanced Health Medical Center also specialize in assisting men who struggle with their sexual performance. Almost all men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with becoming hard or staying firm, but this is not a diagnosis for erectile dysfunction. It becomes more of a cause for concern when the issue persists or happens multiple times.
Advances in modern medicine have made erectile dysfunction an open book of conversation, no longer the topic to shy away from as there are many medical and psychological explanations. Broadly, two forms of erectile dysfunction can affect men's sex lives - the main cause is either medical or psychosocial. These can include issues in many realms, from issues with intimacy in a relationship to hormones and blood supply and could even extend to the possibility of serious conditions that are very important to address.
Often times, it is a physical issue causing difficulty and erectile dysfunction. Some of these include, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, thyroid disorders, various diseases, smoking, substance abuse, injuries in the pelvic region or spinal cord, radiation therapy to pelvic region and several other smaller physical issues.
Some of the more serious issues can be vascular issues inhibiting blood flow, and neurological causes that affect nerve signals, often due to underlying disease processes of atherosclerosis and diabetes. To prevent these things from causing erectile dysfunction you can eliminate risk factors such as smoking, poor diet and minimal to no physical activity.
To treat erectile dysfunctions, first make sure your overall health is in good condition, and that you are taking the proper steps to naturally cure your erectile dysfunction as well as improve upon other areas of your life. Then discuss with your physician the proper treatment plan, whether it be natural or medicinal to help you recover and get back to your normal life.