Erectile Dysfunction (ED): A Depressing Issue with Real Solutions, Finally!

by | Apr 24, 2022 | Treatments

ED – two letters dreaded by men – affects more men than you may think. Erectile dysfunction, which is usually defined by an inability to achieve or maintain erections, isn’t just an older man’s problem.

Though sexual performance issues are reported by more males as they age over 50, up to 40% of guys younger than 40 struggle with this frustrating sexual health problem too. And the loss of spontaneity, confidence in the bedroom, and sexual satisfaction aren’t just frustrating. ED has been linked to severe relationship difficulties and depression in men.

If you think that your lowered self-esteem, withdrawal from intimate relationships, and higher levels of anxiety might be related to your erectile dysfunction, you might be right. Unfortunately, these common issues tend to feed off of each other, and if they are left untreated, they may become worse.

There is great news, however. New, innovative non-surgical and drug-free treatments are now available for ED in Toronto.

It’s not all in your head. ED can be depressing, but you can do something about it at Sovereign Male.

How Are Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Anxiety/Depression Linked?

It may seem like no surprise that something as critical for men as their sexual performance, intimate relationships, and confidence would go hand in hand with their overall mental health and wellness.

Clinical depression is a separate disorder, typically characterised by persistent hopelessness, apathy, sadness, a sense of worthlessness, lack of focus, and physical symptoms.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) describes the inability to maintain an erection and sometimes limits the ability to ejaculate.

Though they are distinct problems, depression is linked to the development of ED. The reverse is true as well. Men who experience high levels of stress or anxiety also present with ED more often.

As you know, life can be stressful for a man at any age. So whether you are 25 or 65, at Sovereign Male we begin all private consultations about erectile dysfunction by asking important questions about mental health, lifestyle, and a number of other key factors.

What Causes ED?

At Sovereign Male in Toronto, erectile dysfunction treatment begins with an empathetic discussion about what you’re experiencing and your risk factors. On average, men’s testosterone levels decline roughly 1% every year after 40. Certain medications, injuries, or illnesses can also dramatically drop testosterone levels.

Because it’s the hormone that fuels men’s sex drives, when testosterone declines, loss of libido may result.

Insufficient penile blood flow is the most common cause of ED that we see. Various physiological conditions limit the flow of blood to penile tissue during arousal. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are all linked to ED.

What Can You Do About ED?

Whether your physiology or psychology are taking the spark out of your love life, you don’t have to live with it. Even better, there’s a good chance that you could improve anxiety or symptoms of depression related to your struggle once you treat ED. A 2021 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine demonstrated that men who received clinical management of ED symptoms reported a decrease in depression symptoms.

At Sovereign Male, we understand men. Every day we help men like you look their best, feel their best, and take back control of their sex lives. Take the next step and schedule your confidential appointment with us today.

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