Sexual dysfunction in men isn’t uncommon – in fact, according to the NHS, it’s estimated that in men aged between 40 and 70 half of them will experience it at some point. In this article we’ll look at the causes of male sexual dysfunction, look at ways for how to overcome sexual dysfunction, and discuss relevant treatments and medicine for sexual dysfunction.

Understanding Erectile Issues

In Britain, we have a tendency to hide our problems, bury them away and hope that they’ll disappear on their own. Whilst some of us are getting better at sharing our issues, many of us still feel hugely embarrassed when talking about certain concerns. Sexual dysfunction is definitely one of those things. But the more we talk and share our own personal experiences, the more we’ll realise that we’re not alone.

What is Sexual Dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction – also known as erectile dysfunction or impotence – is when a man can’t either:

  • Get an erection
  • Maintain an erection

If you are experiencing either of these, you might also find that you have loss of libido (sex drive) too.

Many men over the age of 40 will experience sexual dysfunction at some point. Most of the time there is nothing to worry about. However, if it’s becoming a persistent problem then it’s advisable to speak to your GP.

Causes of Sexual Dysfunction in Males

There are many possible reasons as to why you might be struggling to get or maintain an erection. These reasons may be short-lived, or could prove to be something that lasts longer. The most common causes of sexual dysfunction in men are –

  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Periods of high stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tiredness
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormonal issues
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • As a side effect of certain medications

Lifestyle Factors Impacting Male Sexual Health

Certain lifestyle factors can contribute to your sexual health, and you may notice a correlation between the two. For instance, it’s no secret that excessive alcohol consumption seriously impedes a man’s ability to get and maintain an erection. Stress can be equally destructive.

Alongside the more obvious factors that can play a part in male sexual health, there are many other psychological and physical contributors to sexual dysfunction too. Perhaps you’re worried about your sexual performance, or maybe you’re dealing with relationship issues, or past negative sexual encounters could be having a detrimental effect on your performance. Whatever the reason, it’s important to know that these experiences aren’t uncommon.

Improve Sexual Dysfunction

It’s not unusual for men who experience concerns with their sexual performance to seek out possible sexual dysfunction treatment. And while there are certain options available should a procedure be needed, what’s most vital is that the reason behind the sexual dysfunction is investigated and dealt with in order to improve the condition.

There are many easy things you can do for yourself to try and address the problem. They include looking at your lifestyle and seeing if there are any areas for concern. Perhaps you could cut down on your alcohol intake (no more than 14 units per week), increase your exercise, eat a balanced diet, and work on cutting down any stress or anxiety. If you smoke, consider stopping. Also, if you’re a keen cyclist, now’s the time to take a break and see if that improves your condition. Cycling is thought to possibly contribute to erectile dysfunction but not on a permanent basis.

Is Sexual Dysfunction Permanent?

The good news is that sexual dysfunction in men isn’t thought to be permanent. If root causes can be dealt with, any erectile issues often improve. However, if you’re experiencing prolonged periods of sexual dysfunction, then it’s important to get checked out – you can either see your GP or go straight to a sexual health clinic.

Sexual Dysfunction Clinic Near Me

At Dr SW Clinics, we understand how inhibiting sexual dysfunction can be and that’s why we offer a groundbreaking new treatment: The O Concept™. Whether you’re looking to treat sexual dysfunction in marriage, Peyronie’s Disease, or erectile dysfunction due to the ageing process, The O Concept™ offers personalised treatment options depending on your needs. Shockwave therapy, PRP injections, fillers, or Bocox™ can all be used to improve men’s sexual health needs.

If you’re keen to improve your sexual dysfunction and you’ve already tried implementing changes to your lifestyle that haven’t yielded satisfactory results, then we can help. Take a look at the many video testimonies here and see what our male clients are saying about our treatments. To try it for yourself, please call us on 020 3006 8459 to book in for your consultation.

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