9 Causes of Erectile Dysfunction and Ways to Treat It
Hi, everyone. It's Renée Yvonne, The Gen Sexologist. And this week I wanted to talk a little bit about erectile dysfunction. So this is one of the reasons that I got into being a certified sex coach is that this is something that I saw was happening to a lot of men. And there's two types of erectile dysfunction I want to talk about first. There's some causes and there's some treatments that can help. So for many people, for many men or people with penises, as they age erectile dysfunction becomes something that they may have to contend with. And erectile dysfunction can be one or two things. There is the inability to get an erection, and then there's the inability to sustain an erection. And those are very different. So sometimes this is just, I can't get it up. And then sometimes I can get it up, but I can't get it up and keep it up. And those can happen for a variety of reasons. So there are some causes to erectile dysfunction, and one of them is heart disease because the issue with an erection is that there's blood flow going straight to the penis. When that blood flow is restricted in any way, it can affect the penis, getting an erection. And that makes sense. When you think about what an erection is, what causes it, if there's any chance that there's blood flow, that's restricted in some way, it will be a problem with an interaction.
So heart disease is one of those things because the heart is not pumping blood properly, which means it's not getting to the penis. The second one is clogged blood vessels. And if your blood vessels are clogged in any way through bad diet or anything like that, or blood clots, then again, it's going to be difficult to give blood to the penis.
High cholesterol can also cause this erectile dysfunction to occur. So making sure that you're going to the doctor, checking your cholesterol levels and cholesterol isn't bad, we actually need cholesterol in our body for our brains to function. So you've been hearing a lot, probably about not eating certain things that have a lot of cholesterol in it. There are two types. There's the low density and there's a high density. The low density is the one that you want to get more of and you want to eliminate the high density or lower that number because that's the one that's worse for you.
High blood pressure. Again, if you're not getting, if your blood isn't flowing properly, if your blood pressure has increased for some reason, then again, that will affect what happens as far as an erection is concerned.
Diabetes is also one of those, especially for older men. Diabetes can be a real problem. As far as getting an erection, obesity, again, your body, your heart, everything is working a little bit harder when you are severely overweight. And so that again can affect the blood flow that's going to the penis.
Smoking and drinking, same thing as tea eyes, and any type of viruses can affect that in a variety of ways because they can just kind of recap it. So you definitely want to get those checked out. And then there's one, that's not medical in this list.
And that is performance anxiety. Sometimes the erectile dysfunction is simply a function of I'm nervous. I'm with somebody that's new that I haven't been with before, or I'm nervous that I won't be able to get an, a sustaining erection. And that as you keep thinking about, it means that you don't get a sustained erection. So that's another reason that erectile dysfunction or early, something like that can occur. So for the first ones that I mentioned, everything except performance, anxiety, this is a reason to go see a medical professional and perhaps the one that's in the natural pathic field. I lean more towards that than to traditional medicine.
Traditional medicine will tend to put you on Viagara. And a lot of guys are like, yeah, that stuff is awesome. So there are some, there are some side effects too, by Agra, you can get an erection that can last four or more hours. That is very dangerous because what happens is the blood begins to pull in there in the penis and it becomes poisonous after a certain time. So you don't want poisonous blood in your system. So that can be an issue with Viagra. Not for everybody, it doesn't, you know, but it's something to definitely look out for. And they tell you that if you listen to the commercials, that if you have an erection lasting more than four hours, that is a medical emergency, that is not awesome. And it's also quite painful. So one of the things you want to look at, if it's diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and drinking, these are all lifestyle changes that can be made that can help to make, to help eliminate a reptile dysfunction and earlier Dracula patients. So that means eating more fruits and vegetables, eating less red meat, possibly it could mean eating more fish and poultry exercising more and cutting back on the smoking and drinking. So those are lifestyle changes. There's others that may require more of an intervention with a medical professionals for CPO clogged arteries, or heart disease or STI or virus.
You definitely want to get that checked out with a medical professional, because there may be medication or some other type of treatment that needs to be done in order to alleviate those symptoms and problems.
Now, Some of the things that you can do to treat these what happens here. So first there is medication that can be used. Viagra, as I mentioned, or anything, sildenafil products can help with an erection. Some people will also choose to do what's called a tri mix. It is an injectable it's made by a pharmacist who can customize meds and as a small thin needle that you can inject into the head of the penis. So for some people that works awesome and they love it because it works instantaneously. The other thing that you can do in order to treat erectile dysfunction is mechanical devices. That could be something like a penis pump where the blood, where you pump the penis and the blood flow will go right there. It does not make your penis larger. There are some companies that claim they can do that permanently. And it does it it's, it is for a temporary time, but it does work.
You might also try a penis ring, a C ring, a ring which also helps to, to have all the blood goes through the penis and then keep it there. And there's lots of those on the market. Now, there are penis rings that are they're vibrate. There are some that will vibrate for your partner, as well as for you. There are some that are tight. There's some that will, that are made out of silicone. They're made out of different types of material. There's some that will also stimulate the paraniem when you have it all. And so there's a variety of them out there. And I'll put a link to my storeat the bottom because I have some in my store, if you'd like to check some out .
Then There's also behavioral training. So behavioral training is just working with someone like me. Who's a sex coach that can help you kind of calm things down. Because sometimes people are just anxious. They're just, you know, they're just excited and anxious. And that means that they can, that they might possibly have an early ejaculation because they're anxious about having sex.
And so working with a sex coach or a sex counselor can help you to calm down and release some of that anxiety and to work with that person in a work with you in a way to help you to experience pleasure, and to also be able to give pleasure to your partner and then last but not least there's couples coaching. Again, you can work with a sex coach or counselor on this as well. And in this case, this can be a variety of things that can be happening here. So for instance, one of the reasons that you may be having some difficulty in getting erection is that maybe you're not attracted to your partner. It could be that there's some type of relationship issue going on. There's been anger. There has been some resentment. Maybe there has been some infidelity that hasn't been discussed or maybe it's been discussed too much. And that is making the, the erection not come and it's making the sex kind of non-existent. And so you may need to work with a sex coach or counselor to help you to get past that stage. So in that case, that may be the reason why you're experiencing no erections or early.
So these are some of the ways that you can some of the causes of erectile dysfunction. So if you find that as you're getting older or something's going on, you're not really sure what I would encourage you to go see a medical professional, find out what's happening, make the lifestyle changes if necessary, and then start working with a sex coach or counselor to help get back to a place where you're happy with. And you're getting the erections you want, you're having the sex and making love as much, or as often as you like without having to deal with erectile dysfunction in one form or another. So I hope that was helpful today. If you have any questions or you'd like to sign up for a free discovery call with me to learn how we can work together, I love to work with you. Or if you just want to ask a question, which is what I love, because people ask lots of questions and I tend to answer them here. And as you see, these are questions I get, and I don't say who it's from or anything like that. I just see the question and I just answer it. So I love to have that happen because this is where I get content and I help you and other people to solve those sexual problems that may be going on in your life. So please do that. If you get a chance and also subscribe to the channel, I haven't been telling people yet, but subscribe to the YouTube channel because I do this every week.
And I love answering these questions and having these conversations with you in the meantime, I'll see you next week. I'm Renee, Yvonne, the Gen Sexologist, and have a great week. Bye.