Weak potency in men: what to do? For some men, for one reason or another, potency is weakened. This can happen both in old and young age.
What to do to enhance male sexual function? It depends on the cause of the erectile dysfunction and sexual desire. By eliminating this cause, you can solve the problem forever, or for a certain period of time, sufficient for sexual intercourse.
Weak potency due to psychological reasons
Men who do not have organic diseases of the reproductive system may well have a weak potency.
Deterioration in sexual function may be associated with the patient's psychological state, namely:
- frequent stress;
- physical or mental fatigue;
- asthenic syndrome;
Here are the signs indicating a weakening of the potency of psychological origin:
- erectile dysfunction occurs suddenly;
- appears only from time to time - not with every intercourse;
- sexual activity depends on the situation;
- erection may disappear during intercourse;
- erection can be absent with only one partner;
- morning and night erections are preserved.
What to do?To restore the normal rhythm of life. Do not overwork at work. Build relationships with your spouse. Take antidepressants. Go to an appointment with a psychotherapist-sexologist.
Weak potency due to vascular causes
About 50% of men after 40 years have problems with potency. It weakens due to organic causes - a decrease in testosterone production and deterioration of the condition of the blood vessels. Often these reasons are combined, which requires an integrated approach to treatment.
According to the following signs, a man can determine that the weakening of potency is caused rather by organic reasons than psychological:
- erectile dysfunction occurs gradually and progresses;
- violations are permanent, do not depend on the situation and the partner;
- erection does not disappear during intercourse;
- no night erection, or these episodes are rare.
To establish a diagnosis, you need to see a doctor - at home it is impossible to determine the state of the vessels and corpora cavernosa 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 diseases that cause poor circulation. Take PDE-5 inhibitors before every intercourse.
Use LOD therapy (local negative pressure). In the absence of results, apply intracavernous therapy - injection of drugs into the penis 10 minutes before intercourse. If this does not help, all that remains is surgery.
Weakening of potency of endocrine origin
A decrease in the amount of testosterone in the blood is another reason for the weakening of potency in men. If this occurs in youth, hypogonadism is diagnosed. In older people, this condition is normal. It is called age-related androgenic deficiency, and is popularly referred to as male menopause.
What to do?Go to the doctor and get tested to establish a diagnosis. If testosterone deficiency is confirmed, use hormone replacement therapy. The dosage of the drugs is determined by the doctor based on the test results. Concomitant use of PDE-5 inhibitors is likely to be required.
Weakening 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 androgenic deficiency. And besides, diabetes mellitus worsens the state of blood vessels, which leads to erectile dysfunction of vasculogenic origin. Therefore, such patients are treated comprehensively.
What to do?Control blood glucose levels with injections, diet, antihyperglycemic drugs. Take alpha-lipoic acid preparations at a dose of 600-1200 mg per day continuously and for life. These medicines 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 the weakening of potency in men. There are no universal recipes 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 treatment.