Common Myths and Misconceptions About ED
When men experience problems with erectile dysfunction, they usually keep the issue private. They go online to look for remedies or quick fix solutions. They visit online forums and medical sites to try to get some answers.
Often there are myths that surround Erectile Dysfunction. Some of them are heard through the grapevine, and others are fears that men will conjure up themselves.
Let’s explore some of the more common myths and misconceptions about Erectile Dysfunction.
Myth # 1: Erectile Dysfunction is ‘all in your head’
Fact: Most of the time the causes of ED can be tied back to a physical issue.
The most common physical causes include heart disease, obesity, diet and sleep issues. Of course, some issues such as anxiety and depression can cause an issue.
You can read here about the most common causes of erectile dysfunction in detail here.
Myth # 2: Erectile Issues only affect men over 40 or 50
Fact: Although ED is more common in men over age 50, (and most common after age 60 or 70) men of any age can have it. In fact studies show that erectile issues can affect men as young as 25, depending on their physical and mental health.
If you are a younger man suffering with erectile issues, it is important to look at your lifestyle and physical health as these may be underlying causes for the problem.
Myth # 3: Erectile Dysfunction is a reality of getting older
Fact: You don’t have to become resigned to the fact that getting older is somehow a downhill slide. The truth is that thanks to modern science there are many options available for treatment. Some of the, such as the Gainswave treatments are non-surgical and do not require medication.
Myth # 4: There is no Long Term Solution, only Short-Term Fixes
Fact: It can seem because the condition is degenerative that it is only going to get worse. But in fact, the reverse is often true. As you age you have more chance of better managing your health and your life. You are more responsible and focused on longevity than when you are younger.
For many men, a healthier lifestyle and diet can help prevent and sometimes reverse ED. In other cases, working with a mental health professional can help alleviate erectile dysfunction problems that are caused by stress and anxiety.
In persistent cases, treating ED can be helped with treatments such as Gainswave, which utilizes high frequency, low-intensity sound waves to improve blood flow to the penis, remove micro-plaque, and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels.
Myth # 5: Lack of sexual attraction can cause Erectile Dysfunction
Fact: While you may not feel sexual attraction to a person (or it may reduce over time) this should not be a cause of erectile dysfunction. Erections are a physical reaction to sexual stimulation, and you should still experience them as part of a healthy physical condition.
Have you heard other myths that concern you about ED?
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