Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a condition where men experience an inability to attain and sustain erection during sexual interaction which results in sexual dissatisfaction of partners. It is a difficult and upsetting condition that may affect self-esteem as well as relationship with partner. This condition can occur in men at any age. However, its severity is increasing as a man gets older because he needs more stimulation to achieve erection. But regardless of age, it is important that men enjoy sex and get satisfaction from it.
Teenagers and Young Men
As previously mentioned, impotence occurs regardless of age. However, for teenagers, the most common reason is anxiety. They are usually nervous and guilty of having sex. There are many reasons for this. He may feel nervous because he does not know how to satisfy a woman or possibility of sexual failure. He may also feel conscious because he does not know how to use a condom. Feeling guilty about having sex and anxiety about getting a woman pregnant can be added to the examples. Treating impotence through concentrating on this psychological cause will help in the improvement of his sexual health.
The main cause of having erectile dysfunction during middle age is men’s physical activities. During mid life, men are enjoying some unhealthy activities and vices like smoking, taking excessive alcohol and even drugs. These vices can damage the nerves and blood vessels. They can also cause deterioration of testosterone level in the body. Other reasons are lack of proper diet and exercise which leads to obesity which aggravates the risk of having this condition.
At this age, it is important to maintain a proper diet and exercise to lessen the tendency of experiencing impotence. This is the phase when men enjoy sex so he has to be healthier and full of energy.
At this age, men are more prone to suffer from erectile dysfunction. The number one cause at this phase is their medical condition because they have more tendencies to get diseases related to impotence.
Diabetes is a medical condition that causes the narrowing of arteries. If this happens, there is a tendency of difficulty of travelling of blood to the penis, resulting to erection problem.
Cardiovascular diseases like Atherosclerosis are medical conditions that result to impotence because they can cause thinning and hardening of arteries, resulting to insufficient blood delivered to the penis.
Low testosterone level is another common illness that may lead to erectile dysfunction because it lessens the sex drive (libido) of a man, causing him to experience difficulty in attaining erection.
Prescription medications taken by men at this phase of line may also cause and even aggravate impotence. Some of these medicines are antidepressants, antihistamines, and medicines for high blood pressure, tranquilizers and many more.