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Erectile dysfunction is one of those things that a lot of people don’t talk about, often leaving those who have it feeling shameful, embarrassed, and isolated. Many are left asking if it is really such a big deal.

Incidentally, the vast majority of those people have never had ED or had a partner with ED.

If you haven’t had the condition touch your life in some way it is difficult to empathize or lend a great deal of importance to it. So, is ED really such a big deal?

If depends on who you ask.

Psychological effects

The psychological effects of ED can be devastating to those experiencing it. A man with ED may feel depressed, anxious, frustrated, embarrassed, or all of the above. He may feel isolated, believing that no one understands, or worse, cares. These mental health issues that stem from the condition can in fact exacerbate it. When this happens, erectile dysfunction becomes a very significant part of the man’s life. It colors every aspect of his existence from relationships to work to self-image. To that man, ED is indeed a very big deal.

Possible health concerns

There are the obvious health conditions like Peyronie’s Disease that cause erectile dysfunction, but in some cases, ED can be a symptom of a more serious health issue. It is a common symptom of diabetes as well as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. This is not to say that every case of ED is an indication of a serious medical problem. However, there are a number of health conditions of varying degrees of severity that can cause ED so when it occurs on a regular basis it is worth a medical exam to rule out anything serious.

To those men who discover a serious medical issue is causing their ED, it’s a very big deal.

Relationship issues

Often a person’s quality of life centers on their intimate relationships, particularly romantic, including marriage. With these types of relationships, there comes an expectation of physical and sexual intimacy as well as procreation. When those goals cannot be accomplished it can fracture the relationship, even breaking it beyond repair. The man with ED who is in a relationship is not the only one who feels the effects. His partner does as well.

To both parties in the relationship, ED is a very big deal.

Yes, erectile dysfunction is important. It does impact your life. We get it. We understand. At ARC Men’s Health, we offer a needle-free, drug-free, and surgery-free treatment for ED. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our painless Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED. It’s your life. It’s a big deal. We can help.

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