Erectile dysfunction is a dysfunction of the sexual sphere in a man, that is, a pathological condition in which there is no erection at all or it is weakened, which makes sexual contact impossible.
Erectile dysfunction occurs in most cases in men after 60 years, which is associated with hormonal changes in the body. But the disease can develop in young men. In addition, statistics say that almost every young man from about 20 years of age notices manifestations of erectile dysfunction. The reasons for this pathological condition are different and require clarification by specialists. Sometimes, for the purpose of therapy of this disease, it may be necessary to consult several doctors (urologist, sexologist, andrologist).
ED and atherosclerosis
The vessels of a person suffering from atherosclerosis become less elastic, their lumen decreases. As a result of such changes, the male organ does not receive the amount of oxygen it needs. Significant risk factors are dyslipidemia, diabetes, nicotine dependence. About 60% of sufferers of ED - smokers with experience. And hypercholesterolemia in them is twice as common as in people who do not have erectile disorder. Approximately 40% of men with atherosclerotic changes in penile vessels after 50 years have difficulties in the sexual sphere. Different complications of atherosclerosis can develop in parallel. For example, erectile dysfunction is often diagnosed in patients with coronary heart disease. The fact that these pathologies leads to the same risk factor – impaired functioning of the penile and coronary vessels. This can explain the fact that in hypertensive patients without ED cardiovascular diseases are much less common than in patients with both hypertension and ED. If Doppler ultrasound recorded a significant decrease in blood flow, before the COURSE of ed therapy it is necessary to make stress ECG tests.
Methods of treatment of pathology
As it became clear, the treatment of erectile dysfunction is selected depending on the cause of the deviation. Thus, in severe pathology of a psychogenic nature, the help of a psychotherapist is required. Medical treatment in this case may be aimed at the restoration of the nervous system. So, young people should take a light sedative. Any hormonal disorders require hormonal replacement therapy. In the case of erectile dysfunction, men are prescribed a testosterone regimen. Vascular pathology, as a rule, require surgery. If the problem is provoked by taking medicines, they need to be replaced with safe analogues, and sexual life will resume.
Signs of impotence
Erectile dysfunction, the symptoms of which are divided into 3 groups:
- lack of sexual desire (libido);
- no or weak erection;
- lack of orgasm (anorgasmia) and ejaculation.
Problems with libido are the most common symptom of erectile function in men. This sign is directly related to emotional experiences, fatigue and General malaise.
The reluctance of intimacy can be caused by several reasons:
- misunderstanding between partners;
- disorders of the endocrine system (in particular, a decrease in testosterone synthesis).
Impotence signs can occur against the background of pathologies of the circulatory system. Lack of ejaculation can occur due to psychological problems in the patient.
The most rare disorder in impotence is anorgasmia. It can be temporary or permanent and is usually caused by strong stress in men.