Erectile dysfunction may not be a dangerous condition, but it can lead to feelings of inadequacy, reduced confidence and relationship dissatisfaction. While sporadic impotency is not a cause for concern, chronic dysfunction should be. If you’re not sure whether your condition is sporadic or chronic, be on the lookout for the following signs:
You Have Trouble Getting and Keeping an Erection
One of the first signs of erectile dysfunction is the inability to get aroused, even in situations in which you normally would have been. The ability to get an erection but trouble sustaining it throughout intercourse is also a sign of a chronic case.
You’re Not Interested in Sex
Men with erectile dysfunction claim to have no interest in sex. This lack of interest often stems from feelings of inadequacy and embarrassment at their inability to get or maintain an erection.
You Are Constantly Running Out of Viagra
While Viagra use is normal during times of extreme stress or mental fatigue, it is not normal to need it on a constant basis. If you are constantly having to run to the store to pick up another pack of the magic pill, you may want to talk to your doctor about the possibility of erectile dysfunction.
You Experience A Lot of Night-Time Activity
Men who cannot get an erection at the right times often experience a surge in activity during the wrong times. More often than not, this is during the night or early in the morning. There are a few ways to tell if your penis is functioning while you sleep, one of which is the stamp test. Place a ring of stamps around the shaft and if that ring is broken in the morning, you likely have a problem.
You used to wake up with an erection almost on a daily basis, but now that you think about it, you haven’t had a morning event in a while. This may be due to the chronic night time activity and, of course, a chronic case of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can interfere with your life in many negative ways. Don’t let it control you any longer and get the help you need.