Temporary Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction, or ED, can happen to anyone. Thankfully, most cases are only temporary. It’s defined as the inability to maintain or sustain an erection. Has that happened to you? An estimated 25 to 30 million men will encounter impotence during their lifetime, and a 1999 the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) reported that 22 out of every 1000 men sought help for erectile dysfunction.

While it’s a normal problem, most men feel ashamed. This bruise to their ego can affect other aspects of their life, and affect their self confidence. With a little information though, erectile dysfunction isn’t a death sentence.

The causes are either physiological or psychological. The physiologically-cause erectile dysfunction is usually a symptom of some greater health concern, like diabetes for instance. Psychological ED is caused by the brain’s inability to connect with sexual thoughts, or are distracted by something else.

Erectile dysfunction is often characterized as psychological if erection is possible sometimes. For instance, are you able to get an erection during your sleep? Are you unable to perform on some nights only?

Thankfully the problem is both temporary and easy to fix, if action of some sort is taken. No need for surgery or other risky measures. It may be as simple as making sure you get a good night’s sleep, a physiological and fairly common cause of ED. Men think that they should be able to perform all the time, at all times. It’s just not possible. In this case it’s your body’s way of telling you to sleep and don’t over exert yourself – to conserve your energy.

Cutting out drugs, alcohol and smoking can help as well, as these are three physical factors that can cause erectile dysfunction, both temporary and not. Illegal and some forms of prescribed drugs have been known to cause ED, and everyone’s heard the term "whiskey dick." Shortly after quitting smoking it has been found that erection problems quickly clear up. In general a healthy lifestyle helps, in both diet and exercise.

Stress is the biggest cause of temporary ED. Maybe you just can’t take your mind off work, no matter how hard you try. Or the excitement of being with someone new and the expectations for sex intimidate you. Learning to relax is necessary. Try massage, breathing, and other relaxation techniques. But sometimes it just isn’t enough. Worry, guilt, and other negative and distracting emotions play into temporary ED, and should be dealt with accordingly if you want the problem to go away for good.

Some sort of aid, like ProSolution Gel™, is a big help. Unlike a supplement, which you have to take everyday, use ProSolution Gel™ only when you need it. Feels like a lube and all you need to do is put a few drops on your penis and massage. You will have a longer, firmer erection than you’ve ever had, in seconds. Other benefits include increased sensation and better staying power. You’ll find yourself using ProSolution Gel™ even when you don’t have to.

This article was posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2007 and is filed under general, health & well being. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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