Dr Zulkifli, who has spent years consulting with couples struggling with the problem, said that communication was key in helping them cope with ED. I have met many patients with ED who faced relationship issues and dissatisfaction due to their inability to verbalise the problem, he said. The blow in self-confidence felt by men afflicted by ED made it a challenge for them to see a doctor about it. He said this was where partners could play a vital role in easing them into the task. By being supportive and encouraging, you can help your partner garner the courage needed to see the doctor and address the problem. Dr Zulkifli commented that in many cases, patients tended to see a doctor quite late. One must be aware that ED is our body s way of telling us that something is not right. ED is often a precursor to other problems such as cardiovascular disease, he revealed.
An Urologist in UKM Medical Centre.