When to Start Getting Treated for ED

When You Should Start Getting Treated for Erectile Dysfunction

Struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a significant pain for any man to deal with, and it can be both embarrassing and strenuous on your social life. Erectile dysfunction can also have an impact on your self-esteem, anxiety, and your relationships, making it one issue that many men don’t like to talk about. 

However, while erectile dysfunction may be uncomfortable to talk about, it doesn’t mean that men should avoid getting treatment for this condition. The good news is, there have been several medical developments that now make it much easier and more effective for men to have their ED treated. However, first, you need to understand what erectile dysfunction is, what the symptoms are, and what signs and signals to be on the lookout for indicating it is time for a visit to the doctor.

The long story short is that, as soon as you think you may be struggling with erectile dysfunction and as soon as you feel as though it is impacting your quality of life—you should start getting treated for ED. Here’s how to know you are dealing with erectile dysfunction.

  • Struggling to get or maintain an erection during sex
  • Sexual performance issues that are causing anxiety 
  • Getting an erection is painful 
  • Having low sexual drive 

Sometimes, occasional sexual performance from time to time can happen—but if the problem doesn’t go away, it may be an early warning sign of a more serious condition. This is why going to a doctor is essential. Your healthcare provider can help address the issue and suggest a medical treatment that will help get ED under control.

Every man is different, and different people may react differently to specific treatments. Your doctor will likely perform various tests to figure out the best treatment option that not only works for you but your lifestyle. Most doctors will start with something simple, yet effective (going the most non-invasive route) and begin with testosterone replacement therapy or treatments like shockwave therapy, before exploring other options. There are also natural lifestyle changes you can try as well as prescription medications that may help as well.

Of course, if you aren’t sure if you are struggling with ED or what the cause of your ED is, then a medical professional can help get you a proper diagnosis. If you have questions about erectile dysfunction and feel as though it may be time for you to get started with treatment, then contact LT Men’s Clinic today. You can call us directly to make an appointment at 817-369-3605 and get in to speak to one of our experts about your treatment options.