Openness to talk about sexual impotence is important, because it is a pathology that can have several causes, and is easily solved when there is dialogue.
Sexual impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is a sensitive issue for men and often an embarrassing issue, but be aware that the issues involved in this condition go beyond physical health, and so it must be an open issue.
Although the condition is more frequent from the age of 40, young people can also develop the disease early. Impotence is not permanent and nor is it inevitable as most men think, the diagnosis does not mean that from that moment on in life the individual will not be able to have more sexual relations.
How do I know I have sexual impotence?
Sexual impotence is when a man is unable to have or maintain an erection sufficiently rigid for penetration to occur, in at least 50% of attempts at sexual contact.
Other signs and symptoms may be premature or late ejaculation, greater need for concentration to achieve erection, reduced libido, or even reduced spontaneous erections.
To make the diagnosis of sexual impotence it is very important to consult a urologist, who will order some tests and make an appropriate medical questionnaire.
What causes sexual impotence?
Sexual impotence is multifactorial, several causes can contribute, but a healthy lifestyle guarantees a reduced chance of this condition appearing. The main causes are:
Excessive use of medicines, alcohol and tobacco
Overweight or obesity
Physical changes in the sexual organ
Neurological changes in the sexual organ
How to prevent sexual impotence
The tip to prevent situations that can cause impotence is to follow some basic rules to improve health and physical condition. Exercise regularly, try to get enough sleep and follow a healthy diet and avoid using drugs.
How to treat sexual impotence
Treatment is recommended by the urologist, after making the diagnosis of the condition, depending on the cause of the problem, treatments can be varied.
If the cause is psychological, appropriate monitoring by a trained professional is recommended. Hormones may be prescribed if necessary, or sexual stimulants may be recommended.
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