Symptoms of ED
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The most common symptom of erectile dysfunction (ED) is an inability to form or sustain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse, even when in the mood for sex.
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Symptoms of erectile dysfunction
Loss of erectile function can impact sexual enjoyment and make it difficult to reach orgasm and ejaculation. Beyond the bedroom, erectile dysfunction can lead to relationship problems and mental health problems, such as depression, low self-confidence, and performance anxiety.
ED symptoms may also include a decreased libido or a complete loss of sexual interest.
When discussing the causes behind erectile dysfunction, it’s important to note that certain health conditions, medications, substances, and physiological and psychological factors can also contribute to ED.
Erections begin in the brain
Getting an erection is a complex process. In response to sexual arousal, the brain triggers a series of biological events involving the penis, hormones, blood vessels, nerves, and mental stimulation. Disruptions to any of these contributors can interfere with a man’s ability to form an erection.
Since the brain plays a key role in the development of erections, psychological factors, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, fear of sexual failure, guilt about sexual performance, and stress, may heighten the risk of ED or worsen ED symptoms for many men.
The effects of nicotine on male erections
Healthy erections and nicotine don’t mix.
Nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes and vapes prevent the penile arteries from dilating to allow the required blood flow responsible for an erection.
Men who use e-cigarettes daily are more than twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction compared to those who never vape.
When to seek help for ED?
Caused by various physiological and psychological factors, erectile dysfunction can happen to all men at some point in life.
Backed by a diverse team of medical experts who specialise in the treatment of men’s health conditions, our ED treatments include oral medications that improve blood flow to the penis.
It’s essential to speak with your doctor when:
- You’re concerned about your erections
- You’re experiencing ED with other sexual issues, like premature ejaculation (PE) or delayed ejaculation
- You have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or other health conditions linked to ED
- You have other symptoms alongside ED
It’s time to look after your health
Erectile dysfunction is treatable. Find clinically proven ED treatments that work for you with hub.health. All treatments are prescribed via our secure digital platform and delivered discreetly and directly to your door.
Erectile dysfunction FAQs
How does ED treatment work with hub.health?
hub.health uses a secure digital health platform to provide discreet, convenient, and affordable access to erectile dysfunction treatment from an Australian based clinician, all from the privacy of your home.
After completing the online questionnaire, your assigned clinician will determine if you’re a candidate for ED treatment. If you’re successful, we’ll organise fast delivery to your door (we’ll even manage your repeats when they’re due). If your clinician identifies a potential risk in issuing ED treatment, they’ll likely refer you to an in-person GP for further review.
What ED treatments do you offer?
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) states, “The most common first-line therapy for ED is a PDE5 inhibitor”. So, hub.health doctors prescribe the most common PDE5 oral medications.
Can I speak with my assigned clinician at any time?
Of course! Our online platform enables ongoing support whenever you need it. To chat with your medical team, log into your profile, head to the ‘Products’ tab and select ‘Manage Treatment’. This is where you can message your clinician.
Our team is also available at [email protected] Drop us a line, anytime.
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