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5 Myths About Erectile Dysfunction

Thursday, 02 Dec 2010 04:11 PM

In the past, ignorance and hesitance to discuss erectile dysfunction created many myths about the subject. Though a lot of information about erectile dysfunction is available online, many people are ignorant about it. The most widely held  myths about erectile dysfunction and the real facts are given below:

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Erectile dysfunction myth: One of the most common erectile dysfunction myths is that men below 40 are not affected by erectile dysfunction.
Fact: Erectile dysfunction can occur at any age, but some people think that they can’t be affected by this syndrome if they are in their 30's. In reality, data suggest that ED can occur in men as young as 30. Studies conducted by the National Institute of Health reveal that about 30 million males of all ages are suffering from erectile dysfunction in the U.S.       
Erectile dysfunction myth: Erectile dysfunction is a natural process of aging.
Fact: Most people are of the opinion that erectile dysfunction is quite natural, so they must accept it as part of their life. But, this attitude makes them reluctant to seek treatment. However, erectile dysfunction may be linked to diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterol. So, it is not entirely age-related, and it can be cured by proper treatment along with a healthy lifestyle.
Erectile dysfunction myth: Another common erectile dysfunction myths is that there is no cure for it.
Fact: It is a common belief that nothing can be done for erectile dysfunction and that medication is just a waste of time. The discovery of sildenafil citrate has debunked this erectile dysfunction myth, and this medication is being prescribed by reputed urologists across the globe.

Erectile dysfunction myth:  Erectile dysfunction is all in the mind.
Fact: It is not always true that stress and a lack of self-confidence cause ED. The fact is that various underlying diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and trauma leading to pelvic or spinal cord injury may cause erectile dysfunction. So, treating the underlying causes may improve erectile dysfunction symptoms.
Erectile dysfunction myth: Another common erectile dysfunction myth is that alcohol makes one relaxed and helps cure erectile dysfunction.
Fact: Although it may improve erectile dysfunction symptoms for the time being, alcohol actually worsens the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction.

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