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Impotent is a man who has erection problems for a long time. Impotence most often affects mature men, but research shows that younger men experience erectile dysfunction. Check how to recognize if a man is impotent and how you can help him.

Impotentis a man who haserection problemsfor a long time. Men over 40 suffer most often from erectile dysfunction , but the number of young men with this problem is growing. The youngest patients are only 18 years old. This problem can, therefore, affect every sexually active man. It is estimated that in Poland every seventh man is impotent.

Impotent - causes of erection problems

Erection problems can be psychological. Improper relationship with your partner, lack of acceptance from her, fear of sexual intercourse, fear that she will not meet her partner's needs or that she will become pregnant, can lead to impotence.

Stress, chronic fatigue, and not getting enough sleep are factors that can also lead to problems in the bedroom, especially when accompanied by alcohol, tobacco, drugs or other stimulants.

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Taking certain medications can also cause impotence - most often some antiarrhythmic, diuretic, antidepressant or psychotropic medications. The group of erectile dysfunction drugs also includes steroids and doping agents.

The most common causes of impotence are circulation problems, caused, among others, by hypertension or smoking

However, impotence is usually caused by more serious he alth problems. One of them is diabetes, which contributes to disturbance of the blood supply to the penis, which causes erection problems. Erectile dysfunction can also affect men who are struggling with obesity and hormonal problems (e.g. reduced testosterone production). In older men, the inability to achieve and maintain an erection can cause andropause. Also, chronic renal failure, respiratory and nervous system disorders (e.g. epilepsy) can contribute to impotence. However, it is most often diagnosed in men who struggle withhigh blood pressure, atherosclerosis, after a heart attack or stroke, or suffer from other diseases of the circulatory system.

Impotent - how to recognize that a man is impotent?

Impotent is a man who, during sexual arousal, has a long problem with achieving an erection that allows intercourse or maintaining an erection throughout the duration of intercourse. In addition, the impotent has difficulty getting an erection also while masturbating.

Impotence should not be confused with short-term ED, which is normal

Othersymptoms of impotenceinclude failure to ejaculate during sexual stimulation or during intercourse, as well as a lack of orgasm. If, in addition, a man has a noticeable lack of satisfaction with intercourse (you can see that he does not enjoy intercourse or, worse, is an unpleasant sensation for him), a decrease in sex drive, or even a complete lack of desire for sex, which lasts for a long time, you may suspect that he is impotent.

Impotent - how to treat impotence?

Impotence should be treated depending on the cause. If erection problems result from hormonal disorders, hormonal drugs are administered (e.g. to compensate for testosterone deficiency). If from circulatory system disorders - injections into the cavernous body of the penis are recommended to improve circulation. You can even perform surgeries to improve circulation in your penis.

Impotence can be cured with appropriate therapy

If the impotence is psychological, help should be sought from psychologists or sexologists. Then you can use psychotherapy (individually or with a partner - if problems arise from relationship problems), and even hypnosis.

The doctor may also prescribepotency medicationsthat allow men to have normal intercourse.

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In pharmacies, you can also find preparations that contain natural ingredients that reduce erection problems, such as extracts of nettle, lovage, pumpkin or ginseng.

Unfortunately, men usually do not want to be treated because they are ashamed to admit that they have such a problem or do not want to see it. That is why it is very important to support your partner.

About the authorMonika Majewska A journalist specializing in he alth issues, especially in the areas of medicine, he alth protection and he althy eating. Author of news, guides, interviews with experts and reports. Participant of the largest Polish Medical Conference "Polka wEuropa ", organized by the" Journalists for He alth "Association, as well as specialist workshops and seminars for journalists organized by the Association.

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