However, embarrassment or "performance anxiety" can make a physical problem worse. They can assess whether you need any treatment. E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Should you take the medication and just hope your partner will be in the mood? ED pills you take by mouth Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis can have side effects. However, these changes may not occur for up to two years after treatment.
Back Psychology Today. Counseling, alone or with your partner, may be helpful. The good news: A study found that men with erectile dysfunction who were able to quit saw results in the form of "firmer, wider" boners. If you take an alpha blocker, ask your doctor before taking any PDE5 inhibitor. If you think any medicine you are taking may be causing erection problems, talk with your provider. American Urological Association website.
For more severe cases, you and your partner may have to adjust to how ED affects your sex life. I won't play that shit. These are understandable but unhelpful fears that add to an already anxious situation. I won't go for a prescription for any erectile improvement drug like Viagra, because one has to have a willing partner to make the expense and any potential health risks worthwhile. Such a conversation is never easy, but thanks in part to greater publicity about this problem and its treatment, many obstacles have been toppled.
Plus, they may not always be safe. In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in natural foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains — decreased the likelihood of ED. It's natural to feel like a man's loss of arousal is your fault; after all, you're the one inspiring the erection in the first place. If on several occasions you do not get an erection when you are aroused or a full one as you know it to be, I urge you to consult a urologist. Nearly every man occasionally has trouble getting an erection, and most partners understand that. Drinking affects everyone differently, but "whiskey dick" is definitely a very real phenomenon. It even improved my sex life.