Understanding Premature Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction

Premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are two different problems that may have some of the same causes. Premature ejaculation is the inability to withhold orgasm for two minutes or less, and erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is the inability to achieve or keep an erection for sexual intercourse. Many men will have an experience with one or both of these problems in their lives, but the majority will only see a small occurrence, which soon passes. Both conditions can be life-long or acquired over a period of time. The treatments will vary from person to person, based on the severity of the condition.

Most men would prefer to keep their sexual problems to themselves, and may never realize that their premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction has been clinically studied, and that treatments are readily available. It is important to seek a physician’s advice on these matters, as both could be a red flag for a more sinister health issue. By visiting a doctor, it is possible to rule out underlying health problems, or to catch them before they turn into big health issues. The doctor will likely want to run tests to check heart function, blood sugar, hormones, prostate health and blood pressure.

Premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction can both be caused by cardiovascular issues. Heart conditions can lead to poor blood circulation. As the penis fills with blood during an erection, the lack of ability to do so may indicate some circulatory issues. Aging can cause an exacerbation of these symptoms, and a worsening of the problem. After age 45, most men can expect a regular increase in the inability to become erect or maintain the erection. A visit to a urologist may be the best way to determine if the impotence has a physical cause, and is a good place to receive treatment.

Premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are problems shared by a large margin of the male population. Stress can cause both of these problems, and stress is certainly a universal issue. Stress can cause an increase in blood pressure, lack of motivation, fatigue, an overworked cardiovascular system, and redirects glucose away from the penis. This is a definite recipe for sexual dysfunction. Many men would lessen their sexual issues by simply eating right, sleeping well, exercising regularly and trying to relax. Not only would this markedly improve the sex life, it could prevent illness from shortening the lifespan, providing a simple answer for a complex problem.