Erectile Dysfunction, or ED as it is commonly referred to, is a condition that 1 in 4 men under the age of forty have already dealt with at least once in their lives. The causes of ED are many, such as heart problems, some medications, nerve disorders, and restricted blood flow to the penis. And, while it’s true that there is very often a physical problem that brings on ED, there are also other factors that are quite often overlooked.
When Your Thoughts Get Physical
Stress, anxiety, and depression are often associated with performance issues in the bedroom. In other words, our brains can really do a number on our self-esteem. Our thoughts carry enough weight that they often manifest physically in our everyday lives.
Stress very often turns physical. It can be seen hard at work throwing our hormonal balances completely off kilter, and that can lead to lowered immunity, higher blood pressure and, yes, a lowered libido.
Anxiety is another key player. Often associated with mental health, anxiety has a definite physical effect on the body including increased heart rate, fatigue, and blood pressure issues.
Performance anxiety also comes under this category. Simply worrying about sexual performance, penis size, stamina, or premature ejaculation can increase already existing anxieties.
Depression, which is often caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, can bring about feelings of apathy, unhappiness, fatigue, low self-esteem, and loss of libido.
So, it’s not only physical ailments that can play a very active role in ED symptoms. Everything from job dissatisfaction to the circular stressor of worrying about your sexual performance to your relationship problems can play a significant role in ED.
The simple truth is: when we don’t feel well psychologically, we won’t feel well physically. And the repercussions will be felt in our everyday lives, including our sex lives.
How is Psychological ED treated?
The good news is that there are treatments available for most every cause of ED, both physical and psychological. Treatments for psychological exacerbators of ED include:
- Medications to treat anxiety
- Counselling for depression and relationship problems
- Relaxation techniques including:
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Deep breathing
- Yoga/mindfulness exercises
- GAINSWave treatment
While many of these will treat the psychological factor of ED, GAINSWave can improve your physical performance overall. GAINSWave is a cutting-edge, non-surgical, non-invasive process. It utilizes high frequency, low-intensity sound waves to improve blood flow to the penis, repair aged blood vessels, stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, and remove decades of micro-plaque. This results in more frequent erections, longer lasting erections, and improved sexual performance.
A safe, comfortable, and proven procedure for men of any age, GAINSWave can help improve sexual performance and boost your libido.
If you think your ED could be the result of stress, depression, or anxiety, first contact your doctor to make sure you’re treating all underlying conditions. Then contact the professionals at Matrix Age Management and schedule a consultation with Dr. Proffer to see how the GAINSWave procedure can help you regain your performance confidence and get your sex life back on track.