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The most common diseases associated with impotence dysfunction

Any erectile dysfunction is defined as the failure to obtain and maintain an erection until sufficient sexual intercourse has taken place. These problems are very often accompanied by certain discomfort and difficulties related to the partnership relationship.

Potency disorder is considered inappropriate due to its ambiguity. Erectile dysfunction can be divided into several categories: causal, beginning and situational. In the first group one can distinguish between organic, psychogenic and mixed factors. These disorders can also be divided into those that last a lifetime and those that have been acquired. These dysfunctions usually have different degrees of severity: mild, moderate and deep.

The most common diseases associated with impotence disorder are:

  • Atherosclerosis - the vast majority of diseases in men are associated with insufficient blood supply to the reproductive organs. The reason for this is not infrequently atherosclerosis, a disease that causes the accumulation of fat in blood vessels and hinders blood flow. The main factors increasing atherosclerosis morbidity are: smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, hyperfibrinogenemia.
  • Diabetes - another reason for potency problems. Changes in the body of diabetics cause that often there is insufficient blood flow. This problem has much in common with autonomic neuropathy, during which the parasympathetic system is damaged. No less harmful are the disturbances of collagen glycation, which can occur within the cavernous bodies.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea - inconspicuous snoring at night can be a harbinger of a serious illness, which will be associated with a blocked inflow of air through the throat during sleep. The most important risk factors are obesity, smoking, large neck circumference, drinking alcohol before bedtime. This disease significantly reduces sexual performance. Shorter sleep means lower testosterone.
  • Hypogonadism - this disease is associated with serious testicular diseases, cryptorchidism, testicular dysgenesis, testicular tumors, consequences of injuries, ischemia or inflammation of the nucleus. Genetic diseases most often occur in the form of Klinefelter's syndrome, Cushing's syndrome. Very late hypogonadism is associated with andropause.
  • Hyperprolactinemia - dangerously increased level of prolactin, which occurs most often in the form of prolactin tumors of the pituitary gland. In the case of men, this disease weakens libido and causes erection disorders. The disease may be accompanied by liver or kidney failure, unbalanced hypothyroidism, excessive prolactin secretion due to various stimuli.