Erectile dysfunction in men and its effective treatment.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve a persistent erection or complete sexual intercourse. This is a physiological or psychological pathology that prevents partners from enjoying intimacy due to problems with erection, lack of ejaculation or orgasm in a man. Usually, the reason for contacting a urologist or andrologist is a situation when, even with strong sexual arousal, the cavernous body of the penis does not fill with blood, that is, it does not go into an erect state.
According to WHO statistics, erectile dysfunction occurs in 10% of men after 21 years of age and in a third of all representatives of the stronger sex upon reaching 60 years of age. And this figure continues to increase. At the same time, only 22% of men seek professional advice from a doctor and only 36% of this number start the proposed treatment. The majority are making independent attempts to combat the problem, using drugs with very good effectiveness, for example, such as the well-known Viagra for men’s sexual health.
This approach, at best, gives a short-term effect, and at worst, leads to a complete disorder of sexual function. In order not to expose yourself to the risk of irreversible changes and serious complexes about sexual inability, you must go to an appointment with a urologist when the following warning signs appear:
– lack of erection in the morning;
– accelerated ejaculation;
– the inability to achieve a full erection during masturbation;
– slowing down the speed of the onset of erection, even with strong sexual arousal.
Causes and treatment
Erectile dysfunction in men, resulting from pathological changes of an organic nature, develops gradually. Usually it is accompanied by a fading interest in sexuality. A more difficult situation is the presence of psychogenic problems (depression, stress, psychological trauma, chronic fatigue, etc.). Most of these patients retain an erection in the morning and the possibility of self-satisfaction, and the characteristic disorders are observed precisely in the process of intimacy with a partner. With pathologies of a mixed type, both of the above factors become the cause.
Prolonged depression leads to erection problems in about 25% of cases. This is especially true for young and middle age. In such situations, the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men should be comprehensive and include regular visits to a psychotherapist. Organic disorders are much more common. They usually occur due to changes in the walls of blood vessels that appear as a result of the body’s natural aging processes.
The success of therapy mainly depends on the correct definition of the etiology of the disorder. In the presence of a psychogenic problem, sexual health and activity can be restored with the help of consultations with a specialized specialist. Unfortunately, this cannot be said about severe organic disorders associated with surgical treatment or even removal of the prostate gland. However, in any case, qualified medical care is needed, which will stop the progression of the disease and prevent irreversible consequences.