No one likes going to the doctor. People also don’t usually like discussing things that aren’t going well. So you can imagine what guys feel like when they begin to wonder
if they should see their doctor about premature ejaculation. It’s pretty much the last thing anyone ever wants to do. But the truth is that sometimes you have to bite the bullet and jump into the deep end, even when you really don’t want to.
Of course, a lot of guys try to treat this kind of problem on their own first. There’s nothing wrong with that approach since quite often early ejaculation and even acute erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated and even corrected with healthy lifestyle changes. But that leaves the question – how do you know when natural treatments aren’t cutting it and it’s time to go to the doctor? We’ve come up with five easy to spot signs that can help guys determine if it’s time to call in the professionals.
You’ve Cleaned Up Your Act But It’s Not Helping
The first thing most doctors recommend for men who come in complaining of sexual performance issues is that they clean up their diet and hit the gym on a regular basis. Usually doctors suggest adhering to a healthy diet and active workout schedule for at least a month before they will consider any other treatment. This is because sexual performance is so closely linked to nutrition and health. But if you’ve already been putting in the work by sticking to whole grains, lean meats and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, then maybe the problem is bigger than just cleaning up how you eat and improving your physical fitness. Be sure to outline your current diet and exercise routines with your doctor and let him know how long you’ve been sticking to these new changes as well as what your eating and exercise habits were before you made these changes.
You Talked to Your Partner
Another common piece of advice is to open up to your partner about what’s going on. For some men, this is a no brainer since – let’s be honest here – it’s not like you can really hide a problem like premature ejaculation. But, still, there are guys who simply don’t talk about it even after they know their sex partner is fully aware of the fact. Not talking about it or, worse, pretending like it isn’t happening only makes the problem worse. This is because is adds stress and anxiety to both partners, which strains their relationship which then adds even more stress. See where this is going? So open up and talk to your wife or girlfriend about the issue. If nothing else, it will help relieve the stress associated with avoiding the issue.
You’ve Unloaded Your Burdens
Speaking of stress, finding ways to beat your stress and relax is also right at the top of natural remedies for premature ejaculation. That’s not to say that letting go of your worries and finding ways to disperse nervous energy will instantly turn things around. But, if you’ve been working actively to improve your stress levels and you’re not noticing any improvement, that’s a red flag.
Things Are Going in the Wrong Direction
Trying to improve things and seeing no improvement is worrisome, but the problem may be even more urgent if you notice things are actively getting worse as you try to make positive changes. If at any time your premature ejaculation gets markedly worse, consider booking in with your doctor right away. Positive changes should make things improve or at least not make it worse so, if they are, don’t wait around.
More Problems are Cropping Up
Sometimes men experience problems in addition to premature ejaculation. In some cases the other issue is sex related – low libido, erectile dysfunction, etc – but sometimes the problems have nothing to do with sex. If you begin to notice any other issues cropping up such as shortness of breath, lethargy or anything else, forget waiting for a sign and just get to the doctor – you’ll be glad you did.