Most men with Erectile Dysfunction suffer in silence, unable to or too embarrassed to talk to their doctor. Yet, the only way to understand the condition and get the necessary treatment is to openly talk to your doctor about the symptoms you are experiencing. The following are the best questions to ask your doctor about ED to get the conversation stared;
- How Do I Know my ED is Psychological or not?
First of all, you should choose to speak to a doctor at a treatment center that offers a range of services aimed purely at men. They will be better place to answer any questions you may have about ED. It was a well-accepted fact that that ED was caused by psychological factors until recent research began to point towards diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Your doctor will administer several tests to see if your ED is psychological.
- What Are the Physical Conditions that can Cause ED?
There are some physical conditions including heart disease, diabetes type 2, high blood pressure and injury to the penis that can cause ED. Talking to your doctor about any of these physical conditions can help them better assess the situation and provide you with quality treatments for ED as well as any underlying medical issue you may have.
- Are there Medications that Can Cause ED?
ED can be a major side effect for medications used to treat certain conditions like high blood pressure. So, if you started experiencing ED symptoms as soon as you started taking medication for a certain condition, you may want to explain this to your doctor so you can get better diagnosis and better treatment for your ED. You might also want to talk to your doctor about the possibility of changing any medication you are taking or adjusting the dosage.
- Should I see a Cardiologist if I have ED?
While heart disease and high blood pressure can be major factors in ED, they are not the only causes. Talking to your doctor about these health concerns can help them determine the best test to perform to determine if there are any underlying conditions. Depending on the results from the tests, the doctor can refer you to a cardiologist and sometimes you simply won’t need one.
- Do I have Low Testosterone because of ED?
Low testosterone also known as Hypogonadism is another major cause of ED, but it is not the only cause. It is worth noting that not all men with ED have low testosterone. Your doctor will be able to perform tests to determine if this is a factor and recommend treatments to help with the problem.
Being able to discuss ED and its symptoms freely with your doctor is one of the most important steps you can take towards treatment and cure. The questions above will help you start the conversation. But it is also important to make sure you follow through on your doctor’s recommendations.