Is Your Erectile Dysfunction Psychological?

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When you search for Erectile Dysfunction on google, one of the first few things that you will notice is a bar stating it is very common. Yet men are made to feel uncomfortable about it. Gone are the days when Erectile Dysfunction marked the beginning of the sunset age for men, it has become more common than any other sexual condition-thanks to the stress of urban life. First step in finding out what is causing this condition in you is to speak to a reliable Erectile Dysfunction Urologist in Miami. A urologist will guide you like no other towards identifying the cause of this condition. 

While medical causes of ED are well enumerated in health articles and magazines, psychological causes are usually deeply personal and highly subjective. After all, you can’t google everything, right? Some of the most common medical causes of ED are diabetes, alcoholism, hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, hormonal disorders, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome. It is often also the precursor of a heart attack because apparently the mechanism that gets blood in your penis is the one pumping blood to the rest of the body parts also. However, to understand whether your condition is psychological or not, you need to reflect and retrospect a lot. But before that try to eliminate the usual culprits by undergoing a full body examination which may include the following:

  1. Complete Blood Count
  2. Fasting glucose or glycated hemoglobin (A1C)
  3. Comprehensive metabolic profile
  4. Thyroid-stimulating hormone
  5. Lipid profile
  6. Serum total testosterone

This total body examination may also include a report compiling several factors associated with your sexual health as done by an experienced urologist. Sexual health encompasses several aspects such as your libido, your ability to achieve and maintain an erection, ability to reach orgasm, your satisfaction with the intercourse and other metrics that gauge your sexual satisfaction. 

If everything comes out clean here, the urologist may further recommend you to a psychologist to evaluate your psyche and correlate it with your performance. Before visiting the psychologist, however, you should make yourself answer some questions in order to better grasp your condition. The questions could include:

  1. Are you sexually attracted to your partner? If yes, are you encountering troubles only when performing?
  2. Is erection a problem when masturbating?
  3. Are morning erections common for you?
  4. Do you feel anxious when it comes to sex? Or is anxiety a common occurrence in your day to day life?
  5. Is pleasing your partner making you nervous?

Once you have answers to this, you can go for a complete psychological examination better prepared. This analysis will tell you whether your ED has any link to a deep seated mental health issue which of course may then lead to additional elaborate treatment. 

The best treatment for a psychological erectile dysfunction is therapy. Therapy helps you identify and change problematic thoughts and patterns resolving your issues step by step. However, therapy is not as quick as the rest of medications are, therefore patience and consistency is key here. However any such treatment is facilitated only after a recommendation from an Erectile Dysfunction Urologist in Miami. Having treated several millions of people from urological conditions in the past twenty five years, Gousse Urology in Miami is a name to reckon with. For psychological Erectile Dysfunction, leading therapists suggest medication as well as relaxation techniques and in certain cases may suggest alternative therapies as well. Other techniques that you yourself can try at home include, rhythmic breathing, guided imagery and even ten to fifteen minutes of meditation. Psychological or not, Erectile Dysfunction should not be taken lightly and should be treated with utmost care.

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