Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is an issue that the vast majority of men will have to deal with at some point in their life. In fact, 1 in 4 men under 40 is suffering from ED. Now with such a widespread issue that many men face, there are going to be a fair amount of misconceptions floating about. Whether it’s incorrect advice from a friend or something you read online, you should be careful about what you believe in regards to ED. To help bust myths regarding ED, our elite team at Corewave is here.

Only Older Men Suffer From ED

The common picture of a man suffering from ED is an older gentleman, likely over 60, started suffering out of the blue. While this is not uncommon, it is not a factually accurate depiction of the average ED sufferer. While it is more common in men over 50  but any male of any age can suffer from ED. In general, the older a person is the more likely ED is linked to or a symptom of heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, and a number of other conditions, but younger men can also have ED for these and other reasons.

I Am Not attracted to My Partner

One misconception that affects both men and women about ED is that it means you have no attraction to your partner. This myth is just that – a myth. ED can be caused by a large number of outside factors that have nothing to do with your attraction to your partner. While it can be frustrating for both parties, ED is nothing that can’t be easily handled in a relationship. Talking to your partner about it and allowing them to hear your side is a perfect way to clear the air. Just like any issue in a relationship, communication is key to solving the problem and making sure both sides understand one another. 

It’s All In My Head

A common misconception about ED is that it’s all in your head. While it is true that ED can have psychological causes such as stress or depression, it isn’t the only cause behind it. There a number of physical causes for it such as poor blood flow, medications or health conditions such as diabetes. Being healthy in both mind and body are both great ways to reduce your chances of ED. Don’t assume that you are having problems only because of something going on in your head.

Viagra is the only Cure

Viagra is often thought of as the “one size fits all” ED cure. While it is true that viagra is the most common and effective treatment for ED, it doesn’t always work. Now, if those little blue pills aren’t doing it, don’t freak out. There are plenty of other options to choose from when treating your ED. Some of them work better than viagra. One method your doctor might try is an injection or penile implants into your penis that will relax the muscles and allow blood to flow more easily into it causing an erection. The other is using Corewave Therapy, which in many men can lead to a more natural erection. Corewave Therapy also may allow men that have been taking pills and that no longer work to allow the pills to start working again.

About ED

ED is not uncommon. It’s easy to assume that you don’t need to see a doctor when you begin suffering from ED but it is actually the best time to go.  Early intervention is key! It might seem like a pretty straightforward problem but it could actually be a sign of something else. Ignoring ED or simply trying to cure it with over the counter drugs or some type of home remedy runs a risk of not learning of the true problem.

If you are suffering from ED make an appointment with us at Corewave Therapy. We offer consultation, with a urologist that will work with you and help you  with however severe your problem.

To learn more about ED check out our other blogs and make your appointment today.