Impotence is one of those unpleasant diseases, about which is not acceptable to speak aloud, especially if the disease has affected a young person at the age of 20 years. But “not speak” does not mean “not to treat”. Erectile dysfunction does not occur by itself, especially in young people. It is important not only to quickly determine the cause of the disease but also to eliminate it as soon as possible. As a rule, causes causing problems in the intimate life affect not only the genital organs but the entire human body.
According to statistics, the diagnosis of “impotence” refers to 53% of men over 50 years old. As for younger people, then the statistics are no less joyful: 48% at the age of 40 to 50 years, 27% are aged 30 to 40 years old and slightly less, 21% men get this diagnosis at the age from 20 to 30 years.
Erectile dysfunction is a violation and inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection, to achieve ejaculation. All this leads to the inability to have sex.
Causes of impotence
There are two main groups that cause erectile dysfunction: psychological and physiological.
For psychological reasons include a state of intense stress, depression, neurotic status, fatigue, anxiety.
For organic (physiological) reasons include:
- disorders in the work of organs nervous system caused by traumas, myelodysplasia of the spine, damage to the spinal disk, multiple sclerosis, complications of diabetes mellitus;
- operations carried out in the pelvic area;
- infectious and other diseases of the urinary tract;
- hormonal dysbalance;
- diseases that violate the structure and work of arterial and/or venous vessels;
- negative effects of chemicals and/or medicines.
Groups of these causes determine at what stage the dysfunction occurs, its intensity and subsequent changes.
Symptoms of impotence
Erectile dysfunction often manifests itself at the stages of erection and ejaculation, but may also occur in another stage – from sexual desire to orgasm.
The main symptoms may be distinguished: spontaneous erections in the night and/or in the morning, the inability to achieve and maintain erection independently.
Treatment and diagnosis of erectile dysfunction
For the diagnosis of impotence, the presence of circulatory disorders during the erection is checked. Analyzes are conducted on the level of sex hormones, day spontaneous erections, ultrasound examination and examination of the state of the vessels, nervous system, as well as consultation with the psychotherapist to eliminate the psychological causes of impotence.
Prevention involves a change in lifestyle in healthy people that include removing from ration the excess alcohol and smoking, treatment of diseases of the genitourinary system, the administration of drugs under the supervision of a doctor and a mandatory examination by the urologist.