It is very important for every man to be sexually strong. One of the greatest subconscious fears of a man is sexual impotence, or impotence. However, already after 40 years, a man can start to show the first signs of a decrease in potency.
In this case, you must reject all complexes and consult a doctor, because in the early stages this problem is treated quickly and effectively.
Problems with potency: types of disorders
Impotence is the gradual reduction and cessation of a man's sexual function. The disorder can periodically remind itself after the age of 40, and with age the man only gets stronger if nothing is done. There are symptoms (or criteria) that allow a doctor to diagnose a decrease in potency in a man:
- A man's lack of sexual attraction to a woman.
- Along with sexual desire, a man still has difficulty achieving an erection, that is, erectile dysfunction is observed.
- A man cannot insert an erect penis into a woman's vagina.
- The man has premature ejaculation, while the erection is very short-lived.
- A man has a delay or even complete absence of ejaculation.
- In order to achieve orgasm, a man needs special conditions (for example, in a car, elevator, park, etc. , where other people can see sexual intercourse or in other non-standard conditions).
There are 2 types of impotence, based on the nature of its origin:
- organic. This type of disorder occurs due to any problems in the body: certain diseases, medications, injuries, etc.
- psychogenic. This disorder occurs due to any psychological factors: stress, subconscious fear of failure in sex, insecurity, psychological trauma, etc.
However, there are many reasons that can contribute to the development of erectile dysfunction. It is very important to know about them, because identifying the cause of the problem is the first step towards eliminating the problem itself.
Problems with potency: causes
What to do if a man has a sexual disorder? First of all, you need to identify the reason that led to it.
Among the most common causes of the development of problems in men are the following:
- irregular sex life. If a man's sex life is irregular, potency decreases and sexual behavior is distorted.
- infectious diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases are treated quickly and effectively by modern medicine. But only drugs that give such a good therapeutic effect significantly reduce potency. Therefore, too active sexual behavior, sex with different partners is not the best option. Diseases of the genitourinary system that have not been fully cured are also a danger to potency: prostatitis, orchitis, vesiculitis, urethritis, etc.
- chronic diseases. Diseases such as hypertension, disorders of the endocrine system, diabetes mellitus, prostate hyperplasia significantly reduce sexual desire.
- bad habits and objective factors. Abuse of alcohol, drugs, passive lifestyle, smoking, irregular sleep and diet, unfavorable climate are also enemies of male sexual power.
- age factor. After 40 years, the "first bells" of the weakening of a man's sexual power may appear. At the same time, you must understand that each person has his own body, his own rhythm, his own concept of the norm. Therefore, you should not take as an axiom the norm established by doctors - at least 1 sexual intercourse per week. If a man has a norm, for example, 1 act in 10 days, then you should not "sound the alarm" and prove to yourself and your partner that everything is fine with his potency. This will lead to exhaustion of the organism, and then to disorders.
For any man, the fact that he is no longer capable of everything he was capable of recently is a great stress. But impotence is treated quickly and effectively. And the sooner a person turns to a specialist, the faster and easier the problem will be solved.
Problems with potency in men: physiological aspect
The origin of impotence is very easy to explain in terms of physiology. To do this, you just need to understand the specifics of the structure of the male penis and the mechanism of erection. The body of the penis has a spongy structure that contains many cavities. This is what allows the erection process to begin.
When the member is at rest, the circulation takes place as follows: blood quietly enters the cavities through the arteries and leaves through the veins. In a state of sexual arousal, there is a sudden increase in blood flow to the caverns, while the veins narrow, which prevents blood from flowing out. And every cavity is filled with blood. Externally, this is manifested precisely in the tension and enlargement of the penis.
It is worth noting that almost every man at least once had a situation in which he could not achieve an erection. And it is not a pathology, much less a sign of impotence. If such a situation occurs constantly, then only in this case it is possible to diagnose impotence.
Physiological nature of impotence
There are a number of causes of impotence, which are purely physiological or physical in nature. This includes:
- hormonal disorders. First of all, the cause can be the dysfunction of the gonads, which are responsible for the production of testosterone. This problem has several signs: the timbre of the voice is raised, excess fat is deposited on the hips, buttocks, breasts, the growth of hair on the body and face slows down. Another cause may be a pituitary tumor. This is fulfilled by the fact that the tumor actively produces prolactin. An overabundance of this hormone causes the disorder.
- cavernous tissue sclerosis. In other words, the thin tissue of the penile cavity dies and is replaced by coarse tissue. The cause of sclerosis, on the other hand, can be an injury to the penis, priapism, or intentional postponement of sexual intercourse (if this is a frequent practice).
- disorders of the cardiovascular system. Diseases such as aortic aneurysm, varicose veins and atherosclerosis can lead to male potency problems. They directly affect the process of inflow and outflow of blood in the penis. In particular, blood flow to the penis may become insufficient, which will contribute to a prolonged and even sometimes painful erection. In this case, the member is, so to speak, in a semi-excited state. Or, on the contrary, there may be too intense blood flow, which allows the erection to occur quickly, but just as quickly to end. Sometimes a man doesn't even have time to finish sexual intercourse.
- disorders of the nervous system. Diseases such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis can cause problems in sexual life. However, often these diseases worsen a person's condition and reduce the quality of his life so much that sex is the last thing he thinks about.
Problems with potency in men: the psychological aspect
Impotence can also have a psychogenic nature. This means that psychological factors affected the sexual power of a man. These possible reasons usually include:
- psychological trauma. These can be different situations: for example, a man had a sexual failure, but did not receive support from a woman. Even worse, if the woman showed not only resentment or anger, but laughed at the man, accused him of not loving her or, even worse, called her impotent. A woman's behavior and reaction in such situations plays a big role.
- stress, nervous tension, depression. The life of a modern man is full of stressful situations, for many life is literally a race to the bottom. It is not surprising that sooner or later a man begins to experience difficulties in an intimate matter.
- complexes, subconscious fears. According to andrologists, the reasons why a man begins to have difficulties are in the psyche. Complex that it will not be possible to satisfy the woman (for example, during the first intimacy), fear of "fucking up" (especially if there was already a precedent), etc. - all this immediately affects the potency of a man. In addition, partner incompatibility can occur, which can also cause impotence. According to andrologists, of all possible causes of impotence, the most common is psychological. Therefore, the treatment of men with such a diagnosis is usually carried out by a psychologist (sexologist). <
Methods of treatment of potency disorders
There are several approaches to treating this disorder. Depending on the severity of the disease, its cause, age and general health of the patient and other factors, the doctor may suggest an option:
Pharmacies abound with various drugs "for potency". But not every man thinks that they can, on the contrary, harm the body. In addition, if a man, for example, has impotence due to disorders of the endocrine system, then no matter how many pills he takes, they will not help him, because the situation will improve only after the endocrine disorders are eliminated. Therefore, you must always remember that drug treatment is the prerogative of a specialist.
Consultations of a psychologist (sexologist)
A psychologist (sexologist) can help not only in cases of psychogenic impotence, but also when a man has difficulty experiencing a diagnosis, falls into a state of depression, etc. A psychologist can help a person:
- Determine the cause of the problem (fears, complexes, stress, uncertainty, etc. ).
- Solve these psychological problems (for example, get rid of complexes or learn how to cope with stress).
- Get out of a state of despair, depression, etc. , if these experiences exist.
- Provide psychological support, help the patient look to the future with optimism.
As a rule, if a person has a serious illness, drug treatment is combined with psychotherapy, which gives an excellent therapeutic effect.
This is a drastic measure, which is used as a last resort, when none of the treatment methods have helped. Usually, this method is offered to men at a younger age. The operation gives a 100% effect, it is performed at such a high level that even specialists do not always notice that a penile prosthesis has been performed.
Only a doctor treats patients. He conducts diagnostics, a comprehensive examination, determines the cause of the disorder and only on the basis of this data prescribes the course of treatment that is necessary for a particular patient. Sometimes the psychologist works with both partners, because the effectiveness of the treatment directly depends on the proper behavior of the wife.
This includes, for example, dietary recommendations, which in the early stages of the disorder can even resolve the situation by themselves. In more severe cases, diet is a mandatory additional measure. It is important for every man to eat food rich in vitamins E, C, beta-carotene.
Vitamin E contains all kinds of nuts, sunflower seeds, beef liver, buckwheat, oatmeal, eggs, vegetable oils (especially soy) in raw form.
Vitamin C is found in sea fish, seafood, berries, citrus fruits (especially lemons), fruits.
Carrots, peppers, all types of cabbage, greens (especially parsley), apricots contain beta-carotene in large quantities.