You get sick, and in most cases, you get better, right? For most people, minor illnesses and discomforts go away within a few days or with some over-the-counter medication. But, what if your symptoms don't disappear with these interventions? When should you see the doctor?
One of those situations that can happen occasionally or can happen and not go away is erectile dysfunction. Many men experience ED at least once or twice in their lifetime for a wide range of reasons, including fatigue, stress, recreational drug use and even being drunk. When these effects subside, most men return to normal function.
Conventional treatments for ED include medications, injections, surgeries and devices like penis pumps. There's another treatment option available, too, with fat stem cell therapy from Innovations Stem Cell. Fat stem cell therapy can help men living with ED caused by a wide range of reasons, including Peyronie's disease.
When ED Doesn't Go Away
If you're experiencing ED more than once in a while and it doesn't seem to be improving, it may be time to see the doctor. There may be other factors causing your erectile difficulties. Yes, we know it can be embarrassing to talk about, but if ED or any other health issue or symptom is not improving, you need to make an appointment.
In 90 percent of ED cases, the cause is physical. Some physical causes of ED include:
- Heart disease
- Atherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of the arteries
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Changes in hormones, especially decreased testosterone
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Other things can cause ED, including recreational drug use, alcoholism, smoking or injuries to the penis, pelvis or spinal cord.
Another factor that can cause ED is Peyronie's disease, a condition that causes the buildup of scar tissue in the penis, which can make erections painful or impossible.
Some individuals struggle with ED as a result of medications, particularly heart medications, diuretics, sleeping pills, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications, cancer drugs, chemotherapy drugs, and drugs used to control high blood pressure.
The other 10 percent of ED cases stem from psychological causes like fear of intimacy, depression or severe anxiety.
If you don't get checked out by a doctor, your ED could get worse, or you could stress out about it, which would also worsen the problem. Instead, we recommend exploring your options for treatment.
Find out the benefits of fat stem cell therapy for ED today by calling us for a consultation at 214-256-1462.