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Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

Sometimes you don’t really know what you have until it’s gone. If you’ve been able to achieve and maintain your erections easily throughout your life, you might’ve taken your virility for granted. And then one day your erection flags or never makes it up to full staff.

Even a single episode of ED can mess with a man’s confidence and self-esteem. But when you experience ED chronically, you might just feel like giving up.  

Our doctors at Men’s T Clinic® — with locations in Dallas, Frisco, The Colony, Houston, Cypress, Pearland, Pasadena, Spring and Grapevine, Texas — know how you feel. They all, at some point, suffered from hypogonadism (aka low testosterone) and its symptoms, including ED. 

They also know that there are a lot of myths about ED out there that might prevent you from getting treatment. Here are a few of them: 

MYTH: If you can get an erection, you don’t have ED

FACT: Getting an erection is great, but if you can’t keep it up long enough to complete the sexual act, you have ED. You can have ED at any time, at any age. 

Each case of ED is unique and could have multiple causes. That’s why getting an evaluation at the Men’s T-Clinic® is the first step toward getting your game on again. 

MYTH: Chronic ED is inevitable

FACT: While all men may experience an episode of ED from time to time, chronic ED is a sign that something’s gone astray. Either you have a physical problem — such as decreased blood flow to your penis, low testosterone (T), or an underlying illness — or you’re dealing with deep-seated emotional and psychological issues. Or both.

No matter what the cause or causes of your ED, you don’t have to give up a healthy, happy sex life as you age. When you come to Men’s T-Clinic®, we do a thorough workup that includes a physical examination, blood tests, and urinalysis. If we detect underlying health conditions that impair your sexual function, we treat those, too, or refer you to a specialist.

MYTH: Smoking and drug use don’t cause ED

FACT: Anything you put in or do to your body affects your health, and your overall health affects your sexual health. Smoking cigarettes, for instance, robs your body of oxygen, degrades your blood vessels, and decreases blood flow. And you know what your penis needs to stay hard? Plenty of blood flow.

Even drinking alcohol can make it hard — well, difficult — to have sex. Alcohol, like tobacco, impedes blood flow to your penis. If you want a healthy sex life, you need to get healthy overall. Prescription drugs, too, can affect your sexual performance, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you take.

MYTH: If you have ED, you need a hotter partner

FACT: If you’re experiencing chronic ED, you might be having relationship problems, but you may also have an underlying health condition that’s impeding blood flow to your penis. Getting evaluated at Men’s T-Clinic® not only improves your ED, but it could improve your relationship, too.

MYTH: Blue pills are the only cure for ED

FACT: Sure, there was a big brouhaha when medications that treat ED first hit the market. But pills don’t always work. And sometimes they work only too well, leaving you with an erection that just won’t quit.

If you’re concerned about your health, you don’t want to take a drug every time you’re “in the mood.” That’s why Men’s T-Clinic® offers treatments that work with your body, not against it. Remedies for ED that might benefit you include: 

Don’t put up with not getting it up. If you have ED, call us today for evaluation and treatment. Phone your nearest Men’s T-Clinic® branch or set up your appointment online

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