Everyone goes through stressful points in their life from time to time. However, too much stress all at once could really begin to weigh on the body and cause adverse affects to take place. As stress continues to escalate, the body will send out warning signs that something isn’t right. What many male patients are unaware of is that this too could mean problems in the bedroom. It is not uncommon for men under a lot of stress to experience erectile dysfunction for long periods of time.
Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
For those who don’t know, erectile dysfunction is the inability to have or keep an erection during sexual activity. The problems can manifest in several different ways including:
Appears only once in a while – If this happens to you once every blue moon your problem is probably not severe. Most men will experience some form of ED in their lifetimes and if its stress related this will likely go away once the stress is minimized.
Develops gradually – If you notice that the problem persists and gets worse as time goes on this is a more serious matter that needs to be addressed with the doctor.
Comes suddenly – If you’re still able to get erections in the morning or while masturbating then the problem is highly due to psychological concerns such as stress or depression.
Signs of Too Much Stress
Again, some stress is normal no matter who you are or what you do on the daily basis, but there are times in which it reaches a point that the body is unable to react to in a healthy matter. Warning signs of stress can be physical, emotional, and behavioral and might include any of the follow:
Being Diagnosed with ED
You will have to consult with your doctor to determine if your ED is in fact psychological and not physical. They will conduct a series of tests to rule out physical possibilities before asking you a series of questions to determine your mental state of being. If it is determined that you’re under a great deal of stress your doctor will refer you to a mental health professional who will help you through the matter.
Going for Counseling
Once it has been determined that you need to seek professional help to de-stress you will be referred to a psychologist. At this time they will evaluate you and the level of stress you’re under and try to provide you with solutions to fixing your problems. If it happens to do with your current relationship, they may also ask if you’d prefer your significant other to be part of the therapy so that both of you can learn to better handle stress.
Getting treatment for psychological related ED is vital not only to your sex life but to your physical and mental health. If you’ve tried taking away some of the stresses in your life with little or no luck at keeping an erection consult with your doctor about your options for treatment.