A Man’s Embarrassing Question: What Do I Do
A man’s inability to perform a sexual act can be debilitating to his mental
health. It is also one of the most commonly experienced health concerns by a man. Almost every man,
at some point in time in his life will complain of this health ailment, unfortunately. The cycle of
erectile dysfunction can spiral quickly downwards into a frustrating and emotional situation for
both the man, and any relationship he is pursuing.
There are three stages to the erection process in a man; any of these three stages can host
physical or emotional health problems that create a dysfunction.
At the first stage, which is arousal, a man receives stimulation from only his thoughts and/or
senses. During the second stage, a man’s brain is talking to the arousal function, telling the body
to increase blood flow to the penis. At the final, third stage, the blood vessels of the penis
enlarge, allowing more blood to flow through and therefore an erection to occur. If anything
inhibits, disrupts or confuses any of these processes, erectile dysfunction may ensue.
A Man’s Health: The Facts about Erectile Dysfunction
· A man is more likely to ask for help about his health problems than a woman is;
· At times the resolution of the problem can be as simple as contraception, communication,
reassurance and information sharing;
· It affects almost every man at some point in time in his life, no matter what his health
· Almost one third of a man’s partners will also have a sexual, or health, dysfunction;
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
A Man’s Health: The Physical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
There are quite a few physical reasons why a man may be having health problems surrounding his
erectile functions. They include: effects from surgery, trauma to the penis or testicles, diseases
or conditions (such as diabetes, flu, renal failure, Parkinson’s disease, etc.), drug abuse,
medications (such as antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, etc.), smoking, hormonal
imbalances, too much alcohol intake, and the aging process.
A Man’s Health: The Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
If all of the physical health reasons for a man not to have normal erectile function have been
covered, then the psychological reasons are closely looked at next. These could include: lowered
sexual desire, depression, mental fatigue, stress, guilt, problems with the relationship, lack of
interest in sex from their partner or anxiety disorders.
A Man’s Health: Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction
The best way to treat a man’s problem with his health is to first discuss the issues with your
doctor, and then with your partner. Both are important in determining not only the causes of the
problem, but appropriate treatments as well. Some treatments used regularly are: counseling,
intracavernosal drugs (such as prostaglandin E.), education/advice, drugs (such as Sildenafil),
vacuum devices, prosthetics, or surgery.