In Lithuania, more than half of the 55-year-old and older men suffer from circulatory system diseases, the first signs of which are observed in the thirty years, and those who have experienced forty years of heart attack are no longer at risk in hospital reanimation departments. Many of these people would have avoided deadly diseases if they were paying attention to the first symptoms of the disease and asked for specialist help, “said well-known doctors, urging men to worry about their health on the eve of the Father’s Day.
“An insufficient erection is a warning that it is necessary to change lifestyle and also dare to visit the doctors,” says doctor of cardiology dr. Head of the Department of Internal Diseases of Santariskes Clinics of Vilnius University.
Aušra Marcijonienė. “It may be the first symptom of atherosclerotic lesions in the blood vessels”.
Most of the erectile dysfunction occurs due to vascular diseases. This is because the penile blood vessels are significantly longer and narrower than the cardiovascular vessels. “So they are more likely to suffer from smoking, from excessive cholesterol in the blood, and diabetes,” explains the president of the Lithuanian Society of Sexual Medicine Dr. Robert Adomaitis.
Often men do not notice vascular disorders. So, only one in ten people with erectile dysfunction is contacted by doctors. Meanwhile, specialists estimate that such ailment could be experienced by about fifty and even more senior men. But Dr. According to R. Adomaitis, men suffering from mild erectile dysfunction are trying to escape somehow. Not all men and women with moderate erectile dysfunction require medical help. Men with severe disabilities can not have sex without additional measures. Such men try to conceal the inability to perform sexual intercourse: they claim that they do not have a partner, or the partner does not want to, or there is no health. “It’s easy for a non-partner husband to realize that his erection may be disturbed. Every healthy person has an erection, irrespective of his wishes, 3-4 times during the night, and if there is no penile stomach in the morning, it’s a sign that it’s time to go to doctors because there are dangerous changes in other blood vessels, “Dr. dr. R. Adomaitis.
Dr. A. Marcijonienė emphasizes that all men who find that they have erectile dysfunction should contact family physicians and check their blood pressure, determine cholesterol and blood glucose, if necessary, they can investigate blood vessels in a non-invasive way and determine the risk factors for infarction, stroke or kidney damage.
“Forty-year-old men are very vulnerable, they should be encouraged to visit a doctor in order to diagnose the risk of vascular disease in a timely manner, and identify the factors that determine the disease. You can try to correct your health by changing your lifestyle. If this is not enough – and medication. This will help men survive,” Dr. A. Marcijonienė.
Asks for the health of men and the European Association of Urologists, which has developed new guidelines for treatment of male sexual dysfunction. Physicians have been given an essential reference – they need to take care of the overall health of men, and erectile dysfunction is a sign of life-threatening illnesses. “Doctors in Lithuania, who suspect their vascular diseases in their patients, rarely ask them about their sexual function. This issue, unlike laboratory tests, does not cost a cent, and it’s easy to detect diseases, – half of men who suffer from sexual dysfunction are likely to have arterial hypertension, one third is diabetes, and one third have symptoms of depression, “Dr. Dr. R. Adomaitis.
In addition, according to the doctor, there are now enough measures to help heal organic erectile dysfunction. In addition, there are new anti-erectile medicines that cause less side effects – fewer headaches, less heat. “Only the treatment needs the desire and the money, because the erectile dysfunction treatment is not compensated,” the specialist says, adding that men often try to buy drugs at their discretion and often disillusion them, and then they do not have a second time. This is because they do not pay attention to the way the medicine is used, which determines its function. “Drugs do not usually help with mistakes when taking them,” Dr. R.Adomaitis. O dr A. Marcijonienė adds that it is necessary to discuss medicines with doctors, and because not all men can take certain medications, this can sometimes be dangerous.
It is true that men who have erectile dysfunction may need to take not only erectile dysfunctional drugs, but also those who treat other orangital blood vessels, as they do not affect the blood vessels acting on their penises.
“Medications improve erection, but the husband does not relieve the obligation to change the way of life – a confident specialist. – Erectile dysfunction is a chronic progressive condition, like diabetes mellitus or arterial hypertension, and therefore we can not promise the patient to cure him. We can tell him that there are measures that can help improve erectile function. But changing your lifestyle may require you to drink less or no more.”
Sexologist psychotherapist Viktor Shapurov also sees more disadvantages caused by male erectile dysfunction. According to him, sexual life is one of the three most important components, along with emotional and spiritual communication that helps to create family happiness. Unfortunately, only a fifth of couples enjoy sex life.
According to a psychologist, high-quality sex is not easy to preserve, but it often happens that people from the very beginning do not create a model of mutual admiration. And after five years of life, there is no hope that something will change. But often couples are glad to each other and lose.
“If problems are not tackled from the outset, they start up, erosion of relations begins,” says sexologist. – Sex life is a matter for two people. But if both want help, they can be helped.”