, NJ (PressExposure) May 08, 2008 -- Depression and ED are not topics than men discuss freely. However, depression and ED and frustrations it brings, are not uncommon. In United State alone, depressive illness affects an estimated 7% of men every year. ED can be a result of underlying depression. At other times, the distress of getting ED may cause a man to become depress. Many men with depression and ED do not obtain adequate diagnose and treatment. In any case, more research is required to understand all aspect of depression and ED in men.
It is uncommon that if the man does not confide his own anxieties or explain his bout of depression or ED to his partner, she will feel resentful, rejected or even guilty. This may cause tension, anger and a breakdown in communication in the couple's relationship. The negative feelings may increase the man's inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
If you are having symptoms of depression and ED, seek help. A verity of treatments, including medications to threat both ED and depression as well as psychotherapies (talking therapies) have proven effective to threat these conditions. Once the depression and the ED which often accompanies it have been explained and treatment has begun, stress will reduce and the coping mechanism will be more effective.
Remember, ED and depression are treatable. Be honest with yourself and your partners and seek help from a healthcare professional.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a major healthcare problem. If not treated, it can lead to erectile dysfunction, stroke, heart disease and other other medical problems. Narrow or clogged blood vessel, extra fluid in your body are few examples which could increase your blood pressure. The constriction of blood vessels is a common underlying factor in both hypertension and ED. ED is of the one of the first sign of poor blood flow and impaired circulation in the body.
"ED can be an indicator of larger, more serious health challenges facing man two or three years in the future"
Recent surveys have shown that 82% of men, 35 and older who have hypertension, were not aware of it's connection to ED. Men who suffer the medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol can lead to ED.
Health habits to help you control or prevent high blood pressure. keep healthy weight exercise every day Eat more fruits, vegetables, grains and low fat dairy foods. Cut down salt and sodium. Drink less alcohol.
Men with diabetes are 3 times more likely to have Erectile dysfunction (ED) compared to men without diabetes. Amongst men with ED, those with diabetes are likely to experience problems as much as 10-15 years earlier then men without diabetes. ED effects around 34% to 45% of men with diabetes. In men with diabetes, normal sexual function may be disrupted for a number of reasons related to nerve and blood vessel damage.
Risk include: - Increasing age. - Duration of diabetes. - Poor glycemic control. - Cigarette smoking - Hypertension. - Dyslipidemia. - Cardiovascular disease.
Sexual and urologic complications of diabetes are related to the nerve damage it can cause throughout your body. Damaged nerves can't communicate properly, thus even though you might be emotionally stimulated to have intercourse, that information isn't relayed to the penis and it doesn't respond due to nerve damage. Men may have difficulty with erections or ejaculation. Men with diabetes who also have cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease or high blood pressure, face an even greater likelihood of developing erectile dysfunction because the added damage to blood vessels.
Poor sugar control in Diabetes also targets the smaller blood vessels that supply blood to the penis both narrowing them physically as well as making it significantly more difficult for the smooth muscle within these vessels to relax and allow the subsequent dilatation which is required to produce an adequate erection. The latter process is caused by a reduction in the production of nitric oxide and its net effects which is something modern medications for erectile dysfunction directly address.
What can you do? Since the nerve damage isn't inevitable, you can take step to help prevent erectile dysfunction from occurring or worsening.
- Talk to your doctor - Control your blood sugar - Avoid tobacco - Avoid excessive alcohol - Reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.