What are the symptoms?
The main symptom of erectile dysfunction is the inability to either get or keep an erection suitable for engaging in sexual activity. This is the definition of the condition and is the only symptom that all men with ED experience.
Many men have questions about how often they should be experiencing problems in order to be diagnosed as having impotence. The exact answer to this question isn’t fixed and depends on the sexual drive of each man.
Essentially, if you are unable to achieve an erection as often as you would like, without the influence of external factors that are known to increase the difficulty of having an erection (e.g. excessive alcohol consumption), you may be affected by the condition. This is because anyone who feels that their sexual life is inhibited due to their bodies failure to respond sexually should be able to seek treatment to improve this.
Men that occasionally have problems obtaining an erect penis, perhaps due to daily circumstances such as alcohol consumption or stress and anxiety, are not likely to need treatment for the condition. These cases are usually due to the condition of the man that day and on a physical level, everything is still working normally.
Are there other symptoms?
In addition to the main symptom, there are also some others that you may experience, as a result of having difficulty in getting or keeping an erection. These are mainly due to the psychological response of being unable to partake in sexual activities as normal. These secondary symptoms of erectile dysfunction may include:
However, not all men experience these and it is not necessary for men to experience any of these to have ED.
These secondary symptoms can lead to further problems of impotence and increase the severity of the original condition. This is because the stress and anxiety can cause ED, so are also likely to make the condition worse for those that are affected.
What can you do?
If you are experiencing symptoms, there are several step that you can take to improve your situation and the vast majority of men can make their symptoms disappear forever. All you need is the right combination of physical exercises and medication options and you will find that it is easy to progress through these hurdles in your sex life.
First, is to address the physical issue with exercises for the area of the body that is so important: your pelvic floor. These are the muscles in your penis used to control urine flow, but are also very important in having an erection and in the process of ejaculation. There are specific exercises called Kegel exercises that have been shown to improve symptoms of ED for up to 75% of men with the condition.
Next, you can use medication to help your body in the process of obtain the medication. The medication enhances the natural process of the body by increasing the blood flow to the penis, which is needed for an erection to occur. The medication works relatively quickly and just a few minutes after taking the pill, your body will be back to its usual self and ready for action.
The combination of these two methods is the best approach towards handling your symptoms of ED. When you do the exercises regularly and use the medication when you want to have sex, you are in a good position to rid yourself of the symptoms completely.
When will they go away?
There is no denying that the symptoms of erectile dysfunction are distressing. They steal away a part of life that is one of the most enjoyable and it is only natural for you to want your body to become normal again as soon as possible. Fortunately for this, you are in luck.
The medication has an immediate effect that should enable you to have sex with an adequate erection from the first time you use it. It may take some time for you to find the right brand and dose of medication for your body, but the medication will make your symptoms disappear immediately.
The exercises take somewhat longer, as they are training your body to regain control over your erection. It is for this reason that it is recommended for you to begin with both medication and the exercises, so that you are working towards a long-term solution, while keeping your symptoms at bay for the present.