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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction and How to Not Let it Hold You Back

Written by Livia Alcantara
On July 26, 2021

Male sexual dysfunction affects roughly one-third of men in the United States, including decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and problems ejaculating.

Erectile dysfunction, also called ED, is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. 

Occasional ED isn’t uncommon, and many outside factors can affect one’s ability to get or keep an erection. However, frequent ED can be a symptom of health problems that need treatment or signs of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a professional.

What Causes ED Anyways? As mentioned above, erectile dysfunction can be linked to health issues and emotional difficulties or a mix of the two. 

That’s why it’s essential to work with your doctor so that they can rule out or treat any underlying medical or mental health conditions. Check out this list of some common culprits of ED:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • obesity
  • hormone imbalances
  • kidney disease
  • old age
  • stress
  • depression
  • relationship problems
  • certain prescription medications
  • sleep disorders
  • consuming too much alcohol
  • using tobacco products

So How Do I Bring This Up To My Doctor?

If you’d like to start a conversation with your doctor, know that it’s a safe space, and lots of men suffer from ED, so it’s nothing your doctor hasn’t heard before. Your doctor might ask you a few questions to better understand your lifestyle habits and might ask for some bloodwork to be done so they can get a better picture of what might be causing your ED to create the proper care plan for you.

Some common first-choice therapies for ED are sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), and tadalafil (Cialis).

Your doctor also has your best interest at heart and will happily answer all of your questions and concerns to see if an ED prescription is right for you. 

Skip The Lines And Get Your ED Meds With GeniusRx

With GeniusRx, you never have to make a run to the pharmacy to get your ED meds. Our team works hard to provide affordable FDA-approved medications at incredibly low prices. We know time is of the essence, so we also offer fast and free delivery to your home so you can feel better faster. 

If you have any questions be sure to jump into our chat with a pharmacist at any time straight from our website or give us a call with any questions.

Data and information from: 

(1) NIDDK

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