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Sexual impairments in men and their causes
According to recent studies, erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual problem in men. It affects up to 10% of the population and more than half of men over 40. These problems are referred to as persistent inefficiency, which makes it impossible to maintain satisfaction with sex life.
Both women and men have sexual problems. As the research shows, already every tenth Polish woman reaches for specialist advice on problems with her partner. Every sexual initiation requires the participation and interaction of psychological, hormonal and neurological factors. If only one factor is disturbed, you may not feel satisfied with the close-up.
The first erectile dysfunction is often a signal of symptoms of cardiovascular diseases, ischemic heart disease, depression or diabetes mellitus. Potency disorder can be divided into..:
- Circulatory - the most common cause of erectile dysfunction. It is strongly associated with atherosclerosis, hypertension and postdiagnostic brain lesions.
- Neurogenic - usually means secondary illnesses or past spinal injuries. They can also cause diseases of the brain and peripheral nerves (neuropathy, e.g. alcohol or diabetes).
- Psychogenic - the most common symptoms of this type of disorders are observed in young men. The cause is stress, fear and task orientation, as well as sexual inhibition or fear of ridicule.
- Hormonal - rarely the main cause of erectile dysfunction. It most often occurs at the age of andropause.
- Mixed - these causes are usually more than one, they mix with each other, sometimes they may be related to chronic diseases, which include changes in blood vessels.
At least three systems - the nervous system, the central system and the peripheral system - are responsible for correct erection. The central system is responsible for collecting all information that is received by the sensory system, sight, hearing, smell and touch. Their proper coordination and combination is able to cause sexual stimulation including erection. The peripheral system, on the other hand, is responsible for the operation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic parts. The stimulation of the parasympathetic system increases the probability of erection and the sympathetic system inhibits this process. The activity of the entire nervous system is possible through the regulation of neurotransmitters.
Erectile dysfunction is carefully monitored to determine the capacity of the body. The patient is subject to basic and hormonal tests, which allow to diagnose or exclude cardiovascular diseases.