Are You In Denial?

Did you know that a recent study showed sexual dysfunction, like erectile dysfunction, is present in 1 in 4 men under the age of 40?

Among those men, 48.8 percent had severe cases of ED. The condition, Peyronie’s disease was present in 8.6% of those diagnosed before age 40. The sad reality is that the larger majority of these under age 40 men suffered for years before seeking treatment for their sexual dysfunction.

Why did these men wait so long before seeking help?

The truth is denial of their condition is a top reason given for avoiding treatment, followed by embarrassment. Many men avoid acknowledging they have any issues in their sex lives, to protect themselves from feeling in adequate in the bedroom. What type of man would they be if they cannot please their partner satisfactorily? This leads to avoiding sexual encounters, often escalating tension, rather than releasing it. The embarrassment that goes along with seeking treatment is equally as damaging to the relationship, as denial. As physicians we see men with sexual dysfunction conditions multiple times daily. As men’s sexual health experts this is our primary scope of patient treatment. This means when you walk into a men’s clinic, like Louisville Men’s Clinic, you are among others that are in the same position as yourself with doctors who are exclusively treating patients with varying degrees of sexual dysfunction conditions, just like you.

What are the repercussions of delaying sexual dysfunction treatment?

There are both physical and psychological effects of sexual dysfunction conditions. Those effects are only worsen by denying yourself years of treatment.

Physically conditions often worsen over time, sometimes forcing men to seek medical attention whether they are willing or not. Peyronie’s disease is a condition where plaque build-up inside the penis causes bending or curvatures to the erect penis, often accompanied by painful erections. This condition can sometimes be treated into remission decreasing the severity of physical symptoms with early intervention. Other sexual dysfunction conditions, like erectile dysfunction, could be a predecessor to a more serious underlying medical condition such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Denying yourself treatment for ED could become a death sentence.

Psychologically, many men suffering from sexual dysfunction conditions find themselves suffering with anxiety and depression. A person suffering from anxiety or depression over extended periods of time will begin to present physical health problems, like insomnia, heart issues, digestive problems, and kidney complications, as a result of their psychological trauma. Long-term effects of anxiety and depression can have a significant impact on a person’s overall life causing problems at work, complicating friendships and romantic relationships, and increasing the feeling of isolation and lack of confidence.

The longer anxiety and depression continues the more intense it often becomes.

If you are a man and you have suffered from sexual dysfunction for too long and are ready to begin treatment contact the Louisville Men’s Clinic. We are a team of male sexual dysfunction experts, who specifically treat male sexual dysfunctions, like erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, premature ejaculation, and Peyronie’s disease. We provide the most relaxing, comfortable male setting possible with an all-male staff, men’s sport magazines and television, quick, confidential appointments. We will take a thorough look at your health history and help you develop a treatment plan that is right for you. All appointments at Louisville Men’s Clinic are confidential, quick, and thorough. Schedule an appointment by calling (502) 444-4000 or schedule online.