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Erectile dysfunction in males: Causes, symptoms, prevention tips, effective treatments of this sexual disorder in men

ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
Feb 01, 2023 12:18 PM IST

Erectile dysfunction is becoming an epidemic that is hurting males of the younger generation and can also have a negative impact on relationships and marriages. Here are the causes, symptoms, negative effects, prevention tips and effective treatments of this sexual disorder in men

Erectile dysfunction is a sexual disorder that affects a significant portion of the male population and in recent years, it has become an increasingly prevalent problem among the younger generation where this trend is worrying as it indicates that ED is becoming an epidemic that is hurting the younger generation in multiple ways. The most obvious effect of ED is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection during sexual activity and this can be a significant source of frustration and embarrassment for men and it can lead to feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem and depression.

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In addition to these emotional effects, ED can also have a negative impact on relationships and marriages as men with ED may avoid sexual intimacy, which can lead to distance and emotional disconnection from their partners. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Chirag Bhandari, Founder of Institute of Andrology and Sexual Health, explained, “ED is hurting the younger generation by limiting their ability to start and maintain healthy relationships. Men with ED may be too self-conscious or embarrassed to pursue romantic relationships, which can lead to isolation and loneliness. Additionally, ED can also cause men to avoid sexual activity altogether, which can limit their ability to form close emotional bonds with others.”

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The trend of ED among the younger generation is also concerning because it is often a symptom of underlying health problems. Dr Chirag Bhandari revealed, “ED is often caused by conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, which can have serious long-term health consequences if left untreated. Furthermore, ED is also linked to lifestyle factors such as obesity, poor diet, and lack of exercise, which can increase the risk of developing these conditions. In addition to the physical and emotional effects of ED, it can also have a significant impact on a man's career and financial stability. Men with ED may experience decreased productivity at work and may be less likely to advance in their careers, which can lead to financial difficulties.”

Asserting that erectile dysfunction can have negative effects on a man's emotional well-being, relationships and physical health and it can limit their ability to start and maintain healthy relationships, Dr Chirag Bhandari insisted, “It's important for men to be aware of the risk factors for ED and to take steps to prevent it, such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and managing chronic health conditions. Furthermore, It's also important to seek help if you're experiencing symptoms of ED, as early intervention can be key in managing the condition and preventing it from becoming an epidemic. It's also important to note that there are many effective treatments available for ED, including medications, counseling, and lifestyle changes. With the right treatment, men can overcome ED and regain their sexual function, which can improve their overall quality of life.”

Erectile dysfunction is a growing problem among the younger generation and it is hurting them in multiple ways hence, it is important for men to be aware of the risk factors for ED and to take steps to prevent it. Furthermore, seeking help early on is key in managing the condition and preventing it from becoming an epidemic since with the right treatment, men can overcome ED and regain their sexual function, which can improve their overall quality of life.

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