Did you know that many of these conditions are actually interconnected and interdependent?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition where a man finds it difficult to achieve or maintain a
satisfactory erection long enough for sexual activity. For many men, this is a deeply frustrating
and embarrassing problem, and unfortunately the stress felt further worsens the condition.
After all, erectile dysfunction can be caused by both medical and psychological issues:
Stress & Anxiety
- Also known as performance anxiety – the more stress felt, the worse one performs
- Mental illnesses such as depression or PTSD can be contributing factors
- This usually comes with age, as men’s testosterone levels start to dip
- Testosterone is the male sex hormone that controls male reproductive and sexual function;
as such it can easily lead to issues of impotence and even male infertility
Male fertility is also compromised when many of the reasons above happens – if a man leads an
unhealthy or stressful lifestyle, or has certain medical problems, his sperm quality will be affected;
if a man suffers from low testosterone, his sperm count will be greatly affected as testosterone
is crucial for healthy sperm production, and it leads to ED as well which prevents him from easily
impregnating his partner. Premature ejaculation (PE) is uncontrolled ejaculation either shortly after
or even before sexual penetration, and long before the person intends to. Though it is a different
condition from ED, they do share similar causes: stress and anxiety, hormonal problems, certain medications
and medical conditions. A big factor is also hypersensitivity. However, all this can be managed through
the use of behavioural therapy, lifestyle changes and medication.
Dr Michael Wong is an accomplished and internationally recognised Urologist who is also dedicated
to treating men’s health problems. With Dr Wong’s two decades of clinical and academic experience
in the field, you can be assured of sensitive and comprehensive patient management, from assessment
and diagnosis, to treatment and follow-up care. Contact us at 6838-1212 for a consultation today;
we’d be happy to serve you.