Don’t Let These ED Myths Fool You

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Across the United States, millions of men experience issues relating to erectile dysfunction. Whether this issue has to do with achieving an erection, maintaining an erection, or a combination of the two issues, ED is a medical condition that has received a lot of attention. Despite the amount of attention that ED has received over the decades, it is still somewhat difficult to sift through all of the available information and find actual facts. In today’s post, we are going to pick up where we left off last time and continue to go over some of the most common myths surrounding erectile dysfunction. If you haven’t read our previous post, we suggest you go back and do so before reading this post because it contains information that may be applicable. After you have done that, continue reading below to learn more about common ED myths.

Don’t Believe Everything That You Read

In today’s internet dependent culture, it can be easy to read something online and just take it as fact. While this is totally acceptable in certain situations, it is not always the best idea to blindly believe internet information when it comes to issues relating to health. Below we have listed out some more myths that you need to be aware of in relation to erectile dysfunction.

Myth 4: ED is a mental condition

A common belief that is easy to find on the internet it the idea that erectile dysfunction is all in the patient’s head. People are quick to claim that if a man can simply get over the idea that he has erectile dysfunction, he will no longer suffer from the condition. While it is believed that there is a psychological component to ED, it is not a problem that lies solely in a man’s mind. For example, a man’s ED may have a physical cause such as an issue with blood vessels that work to reduce the amount of blood that is able to be transported to the penis. This physical issue then leads to a man stressing over the fact that he cannot achieve an erection. As the physical issues continue to be a problem, the psychological side of ED starts to have more and more of an effect on the man suffering from the ED.

Myth 5: ED means the issue is only related to the penis

This myth, when looked at, makes sense. If a man’s penis isn’t functioning as it should, that obviously means the problem lies within the penis itself, right? Wrong. While it’s true that ED issues can stem from problems with a patient’s penis, it can just as easily be a result of other health issues that may not seem like they should have any effect on sexual performance whatsoever. For this reason, it is important to visit a general physician if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction issues. They will check for other health conditions that could be causing ED, such as ordering a lipid panel to test for high cholesterol or a blood glucose test to check for diabetes. By eliminating these potential health conditions from the pool of factors that could be causing the erectile dysfunction issues.

Myth 6: ED treatment requires a specialist

While it pains us to say this, considering the fact that we are a clinic that specializes in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, it is not always necessary to seek out the help of a specialist in order to treat ED. This statement, however, does not mean that seeking out a specialist isn’t in your best interest. For almost every ED case, it is a good idea for the patient to first seek out care from their general practitioner. Their regular doctor can make sure that no underlying issues are causing the ED to occur and can even prescribe medication to try and treat the ED. Where this myth gains some ground in reality is the fact that if ED issues continue even after a general doctor has been visited, it may require the patient to seek out the help of a specialist to come up with a more effective solution to treating their ED.

Be sure to check back next week as we wrap up our short blog series on the most common myths that surround erectile dysfunction and why these myths should not be taken at face value. As always, if after reading this blog post you are interested in learning more about the services that we provide here at Charleston Men’s Clinic, please get in touch with us today by giving us a call at (843)-408-0777 or by filling out our contact form on our website. At our clinic, we make sure that our patients are as comfortable as possible and make every effort to exercise professionalism and discretion. Get in touch with us today and let help you find a solution to your erectile dysfunction.