How to treat soft erectiles dysfunction
The symptoms of erectile disorder include a persistent inability to have an erection or a loss of libido, the condition affects 1 in 2 American men and is estimated to cost the nation $10 billion a year in lost productivity.
But erectile problems can be treated with medication and exercise, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver, looked at more than 4,300 patients who were diagnosed with erectile difficulties and followed them for four years.
“The goal was to understand what caused these erectile disfunction and how they could be treated,” said lead author Dr. Michael D. Sacco, a medical professor at the CU Denver School of Medicine.
For example, the researchers tracked the patients’ moods, sex lives and physical health, including their ability to have sex and how long they were able to keep their erections.
Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the study found that patients who reported high levels of depressive symptoms and self-rated low sexual desire were at greater risk of developing erectile symptoms.
They also had a higher prevalence of erectic dysfunction, which the researchers defined as a lower score on the scale of erections and ejaculation frequency than a person who had erectile difficulty.
“This was the first study that looked at erectile disorders as a medical condition in terms of the overall number of patients, the overall prevalence of the condition and the prevalence of its associated medical symptoms,” Sacco said.
While the study focused on the treatment of erectiles, the findings could apply to other conditions as well.
A study published earlier this year found that erectile dysfunctions were more common among people who smoke and who have been diagnosed with obesity, diabetes, depression and other health problems, and it’s possible that erections may be linked to those conditions, Sacco added.
Although erectile pain is generally a temporary condition, erectile failure is also common, and the condition is often treated with medications and exercise.
In general, erective dysfunction can lead to reduced libido and inability to achieve orgasm.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Urological Association, the most common signs of erectilia dysfunction are low libido — low desire for sexual intercourse — erectile sensitivity — and difficulty achieving an erection — which is associated with decreased libido.