Low potency in men: what to do? For some men, for one reason or another, the potency is weakened. It can happen both old and young.
What to do to improve male sexual function? It depends on the cause of erectile dysfunction and sexual desire. By eliminating this cause, you can fix the problem forever, or for a certain period of time sufficient for intercourse.
Low potency for psychological reasons
Men who do not suffer from organic diseases of the reproductive system may well have low potency.
Deterioration of sexual function may be associated with the psychological state of the patient, namely:
- frequent stress;
- physical or mental fatigue;
- neurasthenia; asthenic syndrome
Here are the signs indicating a weakening of the potency of psychological origin:
- erectile dysfunction comes on suddenly;
- only appears occasionally - not every time you have sex;
- sexual activity depends on the situation;
- erection may go away during intercourse; Erection
- may be absent with only one partner;
- morning and night erections are preserved.
What to do?To restore the normal rhythm of life. Don't overwork at work. Build relationships with your spouse. Take antidepressants. Appointment with a psychotherapist-sexologist.
Low potency due to vascular causes
About 50% of men over 40 have potency problems. It weakens due to organic causes - a decrease in the production of testosterone and a deterioration in the condition of the blood vessels. Often these reasons are combined, requiring an integrated approach to treatment.
From the following signs, a man can determine that the weakening of potency is caused more by organic reasons than psychological:
- erectile dysfunction occurs gradually and progresses;
- violations are permanent, do not depend on the situation and the partner; The erection
- does not go away during sex;
- no nighttime erection, or these episodes are rare.
To make a diagnosis, you need to see a doctor - at home it is impossible to determine the condition of the vessels and cavernous bodies of the penis. This is done through special research.
What to do?Eliminate the use of drugs that can worsen an erection and replace them with analogues. Treat the underlying illnesses that cause poor circulation. Take PDE-5 inhibitors before each sex.
Use LOD (local negative pressure) therapy. In the absence of results, apply intracavernous therapy - injection of drugs into the penis 10 minutes before intercourse. If that doesn't help, all that's left is surgery.
Impaired potency of endocrine origin
A decrease in the amount of testosterone in the blood is another reason for decreased potency in men. If this occurs in young people, hypogonadism is diagnosed. In older people, this condition is normal. It is called age-related androgen deficiency and is commonly referred to as male menopause.
What to do?Go to the doctor and get tested for a diagnosis. If testosterone deficiency is confirmed, use hormone replacement therapy. The dosage of drugs is determined by the doctor based on the results of the test. Concomitant use of PDE-5 inhibitors will likely be necessary.
Impairment of potency of neurogenic origin
Potency may be weakened due to damage to the peripheral nerves that innervate the penis. This happens most often due to diabetes mellitus.
This disease usually develops in old age. Therefore, it is often accompanied by age-related androgen deficiency. And besides, diabetes mellitus worsens the condition of the blood vessels, which leads to erectile dysfunction of vasculogenic origin. Therefore, these patients are treated comprehensively.
What to do?Control blood sugar with injections, diet, antihyperglycemic drugs. Take alpha-lipoic acid preparations at a dose of 600 to 1200 mg per day continuously and for life. These drugs will also help prevent or slow the development of many other diabetic complications. In parallel, it may be necessary to use testosterone replacement therapy.
As you can see, there are many reasons for weakened potency in men. There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for solving this problem. Therefore, you need to consult a doctor in order to first find out the cause of the pathological process, and only after that proceed to targeted therapy.