Treating any kind of chronic condition can be a challenge, even for the best medical team. Determining the underlying cause, understanding how it is resulting or contributing
to the problem and then finding a way to successfully treat it often requires a great amount of study as well as some trial and error. The process can be long and frustrating. But for those willing to follow through with the process, it can lead to a healthier, happier and more fruitful life.
Acute and Chronic Early Ejaculation – Knowing the Difference
When looking at male sexual health, including problems like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, it’s important to define what type of problem you’re dealing with. First there are acute problems, which can strike at any time and are usually the direct result of an easily identifiable cause. A sharp increase in stress is often the cause of this kind of dysfunction with changes at work, arguments with partners, moving house and other known stressors leading the list of causes. Many times men can take a step back and easily see where the stress is coming from. Acute episodes may also be triggered by bouts of unhealthy behaviour such as excessive drinking, sudden over-eating, or taking up habits such as smoking.
On the other end of the spectrum, you have chronic premature ejaculation. This happens when the problem goes on for long periods of time, sometimes with no easily discernible pattern or cause. This can make finding a treatment even more difficult. It can also suggest more than one cause which, of course, muddies the waters even further. For men who suffer with sexual dysfunction on a chronic basis, looking for a solution often becomes quickly overwhelming.
Root Causes for Early Ejaculation
There are a number of different causes when it comes to problems with sexual performance. While specific causes depend entirely on the lifestyle of each person, they can be broken down into broader categories.
Nutrition & Fitness
One of the first areas doctors look at is nutrition and fitness levels. Men rely heavily on their circulatory system when it comes to sex, so their health plays a huge factor. People who have a poor diet that features processed, fatty and salty foods often find their circulation is adversely affected. For men that means problems achieving or maintaining an erection, as well as problems with orgasming.
Nutrition and fitness also affect a man’s overall health which, in turn, is going to interfere with his sexual performance. People with diabetes, depression and heart disease often report problems in the bedroom. Other times, men find they have had a drop in hormone levels – something that can be tested – and treated – through a doctor’s office or speciality clinic.
Medical Side Effects
Delayed or premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and loss of libido are surprisingly common side effects for a number of different medications. Men should be sure to discuss everything they take – including prescribed medications, over the counter medications and herbal supplements – with their doctor or pharmacists to see if there could be a side effect issue at play.
Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are two of the leading causes of sexual performance issues for men and women. While this is more commonly associated with acute episodes, it can be a contributing factor for those with chronic issues. Incorporating better stress management and ways to reduce anxiety can help these people mitigate the effects it has on their sex life even if they aren’t able to remove or resolve the source of their stress right away.
Even happy life changes such as getting a new job, moving house or starting a family can wreak havoc on a person’s sex life. Many men find that it’s in the middle of these happy changes that they begin to experience premature ejaculation. While this seems a bit strange at first, the truth is that even a positive life change can result in stress as well as anxiety about the future.