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Mar 07

Depression With Erectile Dysfunction

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Just so that you know, I use to work in an Italian restaurant, and a good plate of pasta and meatballs can lessen the pain of anything that may come your way.

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, you may feel anger, sadness, frustration, and even hopelessness, and if you don’t  get a grip on yourself, this will surely lead you into depression.

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Symptoms of depression include:

  • Low self-esteem
  • No interest in your former fun activities
  • Tiredness
  • Change in appetite
  • Sleep disorders
  • No enthusiasm

Can depression with erectile dysfunction be treated? Yes it can, but first things first, you have to be honest with yourself, your partner, and your doctor.  The reason I say this, is because the treatment can sometimes make things worse.  But getting everything out in the open can make it easier to handle, match you with the right treatment, and overall, make the matter less stressful.

If you’re diagnosed with depression with ED and given the wrong treatment, here’s what could happen.

Antidepressants are great in boosting a person’s mood and self-esteem, but some antidepressants can have side effects you don’t want. Those side effects can result in the worsening of the erectile dysfunction.

Antidepressants work by changing the way your brain’s chemicals (neurotransmitters) function.  But these are the same chemicals that are involved in your sexual response. Antidepressants affect nerve pathways that regulate sexual response, potentially causing erectile dysfunction. The sexual side effects of antidepressants sometimes increase as the dose of the medicine increases.

There are ways to manage these sexual side effects of antidepressant medicines without compromising treatment. Your doctor might try newer antidepressants that may not hamper your sex drive or prescribe you another medicine to take together with the antidepressant.  

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  1. stefany

    Very informative. You covered a subject that many people know very little about. I’m impressed. keep up the good work.

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