MYTH 3: It is often thought that ED, while embarrassing and upsetting, is not dangerous to one’s health.
FACT: While erectile dysfunction itself isn’t life threatening it can be a sign that a more serious health condition exists. For example, ED can be an early warning of heart problems or diabetes. If you are experiencing Ed it is vital that you see a doctor as soon as possible. Your medical professional can help find the cause of your ED and find a treatment that may restore your sexual activity. They will also be able to identify if the ED is a sign of a more critical condition that requires treatment immediately.
MYTH 4: Do you believe that if you have diabetes that you can’t avoid erectile dysfunction?
FACT: It is true that diabetes can be a contributing factor in ED. however, if diabetes is properly treated and controlled there is no reason that it should prevent you from enjoying an active sex life.
MYTH 5: Some people believe that erectile dysfunction occurs because you have lost interest in your partner or no longer find them attractive.
FACT: A lack of attraction to your partner may play a part in being able to achieve an erection when you are with your partner. If you are self-conscious, stressed or anxious when you are with your partner this can also lead to an inability to perform. However, this would NOT be a contributing factor in your overall ability to achieve an erection. Many medical conditions can lead to ED problems including:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Problems
- Nerve disorders
- Hormone problems
- Stress, Depression, and anxiety
- Alcohol and Tobacco use
- Surgeries involving the prostate or bladder