Did you know that erectile dysfunction affects almost 20% of men between 25 and 70 years old and half of those who are between 50 and 60 years old?
The main problem is that, as different epidemiological studies point out, erectile dysfunction or male sexual impotence is an underdiagnosed and undertreated pathology.
How to solve erectile dysfunction as a couple
For most men, it is a serious issue that greatly affects their quality of life and that of their partners.
This dysfunction produces in men a feeling of insecurity and guilt for not being able to satisfy it. For most men, it is a fear of failure that even leads them to avoid sexual relations.
Curiously, in women, it can provoke the same feelings. Since she could interpret this as…
- dysfunction as a lack of desire for her.
- she doesn’t like her enough.
- she cannot stimulate him adequately.
It is a subject as taboo for them as it is to recognize incontinence or pain in sexual intercourse for us, therefore, attitude and mutual support in these cases is essential to achieve success in treatment.
And in both cases, talking openly about the issue, looking for a solution, which there are, as soon as possible is a giant step forward.
Because erectile dysfunction is a “sentinel symptom” that often precedes and anticipates other more serious diseases such as…
- cardiovascular disease
- prostate problems
How to fix erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to maintain an erection that allows satisfactory sexual intercourse.
Most men can suffer from an erection problem throughout their lives, due to the consumption of some medicine, stress, or illness, but to be considered erectile dysfunction, it must last at least three months.
This pathology is more common in diabetic, hypertensive patients, smokers, and alcohol users with neurological or cardiovascular problems.
Do not confuse it, because it is not the same thing, with a lack of desire, or a decrease in libido, or other orgasm disorders, such as premature ejaculation.
It can be secondary to vascular lesions (the most frequent 60-80%), neurological (10-20%), hormonal (5-10%), or local.
Due to a dysfunction of the erectile mechanism without physical injury.
Due to the combination of organic and psychic factors.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Various reasons can cause erectile dysfunction or impotence:
Neurological causes of erectile dysfunction
When there are problems in the transmission of orders that the brain and spinal cord send to the penis. Injuries to the spinal cord or the nervous system, either due to trauma, surgery, or neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, cause a disorder of communication between the brain and the nerve endings involved in the functions of the penis and can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction
Often and despite the absence of any physical alteration, anxiety about sexual relations, stress, depression, and relationship problems are usually behind erectile dysfunction.
Hormonal Erectile Dysfunction Causes
Although it is rare, a decrease in testosterone levels or an alteration in the levels of other hormones can also be the cause of a decrease or absence of erection.
Causes of pharmacological erectile dysfunction
Certain pharmacological groups can adversely affect an erection.
Causes of vascular erectile dysfunction
It is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction or male sexual impotence. The body cannot fill and accumulate the necessary blood in the penis for an erection.
The vast majority of drugs intended to treat impotence act by enhancing blood flow in the penis to facilitate erection.
Risk factors for avascular disorder:
- Arterial hypertension
- Tobacco, alcohol, or drug abuse
- High cholesterol
- Some heart diseases.