Sometimes erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur in men under the age of 40. When this issue happens, many men tend to panic and begin to think that there may be something wrong with their body. It’s important to find out if these symptoms are situational, or if you need to take action and reach out to a medical provider to help you get your sex life back on track.

Here are some factors to consider if you’ve recently experienced what could be situational erectile dysfunction.

What Is Situational Erectile Dysfunction / Short term ED?

This is a type of erectile dysfunction that occurs when certain situations can bring about erection problems. Some examples of situational erectile dysfunction include:

Stress

Stress is one of the leading causes of short-term ED. It’s possible for you to become so stressed out in your life that even getting an erection is a problem. After one bout of stress-induced situational ED, it is very possible for one to continuously stress themselves out just trying to achieve an erection. It’s important to consult with a erectile dysfunction doctor to break this cycle. 

Other stressors that can lead to this problem include relationship problems, job troubles, or financial hardships.

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol and drugs are two of the biggest reasons for short-term ED in younger men. Even though alcohol may calm the nerves, too much of it can have a negative impact on your sexual interactions.

As a depressant, it’s no surprise that alcohol has influences over your nerve impulse. This means that the signals sent between your brain and body essentially become scrambled. This results in poor reflexes, slurred speech, and with enough alcohol, little to no sexual performance.

Fatigue

This can be a real problem for people that opt to have sex in the evening. Often, we don’t realize the strain and exhaustion that comes from balancing hectic work schedules and personal lives.

Being tired or fatigued can greatly decrease your sex drive and ability to perform. If the erectile dysfunction is only an issue during periods of extreme fatigue it may be that with some decent sleep and relaxation, you may be able to overcome this short-term problem on your own. 

When Should You See an Erectile Dysfunction Doctor?

Even though situational ED is nothing to worry about, if this problem is continuous, you should consider consulting an erectile dysfunction doctor. The inability to maintain or get an erection is something that happens with age and that has several paths to recovery.  

Many men tend to be embarrassed by this problem and avoid visiting a men’s health physician. This merely prevents people like the professionals at HEALTHWave from serving our purpose to help you.

Make ED a Problem of the Past with HEALTHWave Physicians Institute

If you are experiencing continuous erectile dysfunction, don’t hesitate to ask for help. At HEALTHWave Physicians Institute, we specialize in helping men overcome erectile dysfunction, and other disorders. No surgery, no pills, just expert assistance. Contact us today to find out more about our services offered in Arlington.