There are two main reasons you should consult your doctor about erectile dysfunction. The first is ED can be treated. ED affects you and your partner, and it can put a strain on your relationship. It can cause you to doubt yourself and lower your self-esteem. It can also cause partners of men with ED to question their own sexual desirability.
There are drugs that specifically address ED, and finding a solution can be as simple as taking a pill your doctor prescribes. But even if your erection problem can't be resolved with oral medication, there are other options that your doctor can help you explore, including injections, suppositories, surgery and penile implants, and special devices like a vacuum pump that increases the flow of blood into the penis.
But an equally important reason for talking with your doctor about ED is that ED can be related to more serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, or diabetes. Or it could be related to medication you're taking. ED may also be the result of surgery or other treatments such as prostate surgery and radiation therapy.
Telling the doctor about your ED may be the first indication that something is wrong. Once an underlying condition is identified, treating it may also resolve the problem with erections.
If there is a psychological cause of ED, the doctor can help you find a professional to address psychological issues.
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