Better Sex Podcast-Erectile Dysfunction
I was recently invited to speak on a podcast, Better Sex w/Jessa Zimmerman, to discuss erectile dysfunction. If you want to listen to me talk about all things erection, have a listen here: Better Sex
If you simply want the highlights, here are a few:
Most men will struggle with erections at some point in their life. It is estimated that more than 30 million men in the US struggle with ED and worldwide, according to estimates, the number could reach more than 300 million by 2025.
Erectile difficulties can be the “canary in the coal mine” as studies show that 70% of the time, ED can be traced to physical conditions that either restrict blood flow, hamper nerve functioning, or both. But it would be misleading to regard ED as purely physical in nature. More than 80% of men who have erectile difficulties that are caused by underlying physical illness go on to develop psychological issues that further hamper erections. There is always an interplay between physical and psychological.
Medical treatments include: PDE-5 inhibitors, vacuum constriction devices, injections, and penile implants. Psychological treatments include: helping men regain confidence with erections, anxiety reduction through mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, systemic (couple’s) work, cognitive behavioral therapy, and sexual education.
If you (or a partner) are experiencing sexual dysfunction, there are many effective treatments. To learn more about participating in sex therapy in Silicon Valley, visit my website: https://www.drpomeranz.com