Everything may be fine, you’re not having any problems in the erection department right now. You and your partner may be completely satisfied. That doesn’t mean there can’t be some issues lurking just below the surface.
Erection problems for psychological reasons may pop up out of the blue. A sudden case of performance anxiety can come out of nowhere. Erection problems for physiological reasons can take a little time to show themselves. It’s important from an overall health perspective to be aware. These are some indicators of potential hidden problems.
1) You haven’t woken up with morning wood in a while.
Frequent morning wood is a good indicator that vessels are working and functioning and your penis is healthy. If you notice a change it might be a good time to discuss with your doctor.
2) You don’t think about sex as much as you used to.
Testosterone is the main hormone responsible for your sex drive. Without desire the ability to get hard will be difficult. A simple blood test with your doctor can determine if you’re having issues with testosterone.
3) Your cholesterol or blood pressure reading came back high.
High cholesterol and high blood pressure can damage blood vessels causing them to loose their elasticity and ability to expand. If the vessels can’t dilate, there won’t be enough blood flow to cause an erection.
4) You started a new prescription medication
Antidepressants and high blood pressure medications can be culprits. With a new medication it could take a few weeks to notice an effect. If you feel a medication has perhaps had an impact on your performance talk to your doctor.
5) Your gums are swollen, tender or bleed easily
Gums that are swollen, painful, or bleed when you brush or floss likely signs of gum disease. This doesn’t cause ED directly but can set off a chain of events that could create problems. The reason for this is that gum disease can create inflammation throughout the body which can damage vessels.
6) You don’t get as hard as you used to or you have trouble staying hard
Erectile Dysfunction is a progressive problem. You may be able to function but it you notice that gradually it is less and less firm or not lasting long enough. It’s a good idea to discuss with a doctor sooner rather than later.
7) You’re suffering in the sleep department
No matter what is causing your sleep issues, lack of sleep can lead to problems. 70% of guys with sleep apnea also have erectile dysfunction. Sleep deprivation will cause testosterone levels to plummet.
8) You have kidney disease.
Guys with kidney disease may also develop problems with erections.
9) Psychological factors
Guys often feel embarrassed by their problem and are reluctant to talk to their doctor about it. Having someone to share the issue with, like a doctor, is a step in the right direction. Learning that they are not alone is a positive step in the right direction.
The key is to speak to a doctor once you start noticing a change in your performance. Men’s Health Solutions has helped thousands of men through erectile issues. Sometimes the solution may not be as complicated as you would think.