Power is one of the indicators of the normal functioning of any man's body. In the language of doctors, potency is "erectile dysfunction", which means problems associated with a lack of erection or an inability to complete sexual intercourse. The reasons why this disorder appears are many. It may be insufficient tonus of the penis, problems with ejaculation, etc.
As a rule, erectile dysfunction in advanced cases turns into impotence, when man not only experiences some difficulty in erection, but also observes its complete absence. The decrease in potency is rarely an independent disease, most of the time the reasons are in other organs or systems of the body.
However, there are cases where erectile dysfunction is a natural process. For example, more than half of men experience decreased potency after 50 years. But at the same time, as doctors note, in recent years these problems have started to occur more frequently in younger men.
Therefore, this article will help you understand what erectile dysfunction is, what are the reasons for decreased potency and also which doctor should be consulted when this problem arises. Drugs and food will be described to help control erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction - description of the disease
Erectile dysfunction is a problem in which the volume, firmness and erection of the penis are not sufficient to allow sexual intercourse.
Previously, doctors used the Latin term impotentia coeundi, which described the inability of the penis to have sex. However, to date, the term has been revised and is no longer found in modern medical literature. Today, terms of the problem as erectile dysfunction or erectile dysfunction are considered generally accepted.
Under normal health conditions for a man, sexual intercourse consists of the following elements:
- caresses that lead to an erection;
- insertion of the penis;
- committing friction for some time;
- ejaculation that leads to orgasm.
If this chain fails, sexual intercourse is no longer considered complete. As noted at the beginning of the article, decreased potency is not an independent disease. Most of the time, erectile dysfunction is a consequence of other disorders in the body.
There are two types of erectile dysfunction - psychological and physiological (organic). From the names, it is clear that, in the first case, a decrease in potency is associated with the psychological aspect of the problem and organ dysfunction is associated with disturbance of Organs genitals or other organs. The table below shows your brief symptoms.
Symptoms of psychogenic dysfunction
Symptoms of organ dysfunction
The problem appears suddenly (a marked decrease in power)
The problem starts to manifest gradually
The power decreases periodically
The power decreases progressively
Sexual dysfunction started with stress or strong emotion
Sexual dysfunction started after some other medical condition or after taking certain medications
Erections persist at night and in the morning
No erection is observed during the night and in the morning
Penile tension is maintained during sexual intercourse
Penile tension disappears during sexual intercourse
It is worth considering in more detail the causes of psychological and physiological erectile dysfunction.
This group of causes of erectile dysfunction includes:
- stressful situations that are associated with problems at work, conflicts with friends and relatives, fear and uncertainty when thinking about the future;
- chronic fatigue; Failure expectation syndrome
- (this syndrome is seen in men who have already failed during intercourse or with a weak erection) They unconsciously begin to suppress their sex drive with fear;
- depressive and subdepressive states.
From the above, it is clear that psychological problems can exist on their own or border on physiological ones. For example, fatigue or depression can be caused by a malfunction of the central or endocrine nervous systems.
The physiological causes of erectile dysfunction can be as follows:
- diseases of the cardiovascular system; diabetes mellitus;
- thyroid disease and hormonal imbalances;
- disturbances in the functioning of the brain and spinal cord;
- side effects of medications (most of the time, a decrease in potency can be observed after taking antidepressants, anticonvulsants, drugs to lower blood pressure, steroids and neuroleptics);
- sedentary lifestyle;
- excessive alcohol consumption;
- drug addiction;
Without visiting and consulting a specialist, it is extremely difficult to determine the true cause of erectile dysfunction. Therefore, it is worth understanding which doctor to look for in order to decrease potency.
Diagnosis and consultation of specialists
The doctor who studies erectile dysfunction problems is an andrologist. Andrology studies the following complex of male problems:
- pathology of ejaculation;
- inflammatory processes in the genitals;
An expert in this area is able to study a man's health, take into account all the factors that can affect the onset of erectile dysfunction, certainly determine the cause and prescribe the correct treatment for the decrease in potency in men.
However, not all medical institutions, especially those under state control, have a specialist in this area. In that case, you can see a urologist.
During the initial examination, the doctor (andrologist or urologist) performs a survey, evaluates the condition of the prostate, penis and inguinal lymph nodes. In addition, the doctor may prescribe an ultrasound of Organs pelvic organs, biothesiometry of the penis, cavernosography, Doppler ultrasonography of the blood vessels, blood collection, sperm and prostate secretions.
For a complete study of the clinical picture, consultations with specialists such as endocrinologist, nutritionist, cardiologist, sexologist and psychologist can be arranged. Their conclusions will help to determine more precisely to which group the problem of potency reduction (psychological or physiological) belongs. It will also help the urologist or andrologist to prescribe a more appropriate treatment.
Means for increasing power
Many drugs designed to increase potency receive a large number of positive reviews, both from those using them and from doctors. However, it is important to remember that not all drugs to increase potency can completely eliminate the problem. Some of them have a temporary effect and, without their reception, it is not possible to have sex. It should also be noted that it is not worthwhile to independently select such drugs. It is best to consult a doctor and, based on his advice, buy this or that medicine.
In addition to drugs, some products are good for reducing potency. Regular use in food can significantly improve men's health. It is worth considering what to eat for erectile dysfunction.
This fish is rich in vitamin D and has the ability to increase testosterone levels in the male body by 90%. Australian scientists conducted research and proved that eating tuna has a positive effect on semen's DNA molecules.
The fish can be turned into a salad or steak. The main thing is to include it in your diet and try to use it as often as possible.
The use of turnip is recommended for many diseases, as it is rich in vitamins and nutrients. The turnip is one of the most useful products to increase male potency.
The turnip promotes the production of testosterone and its seeds are great for increasing sexual desire. The product can be consumed fresh or boiled, or a medicinal mixture can be prepared from it. For this, it is necessary to grate turnips and carrots, mix them in a 1: 1 ratio, add a teaspoon of honey and take 3 tablespoons every day. Contraindications to the use of turnips are gastrointestinal diseases, hepatitis and pancreatic diseases.
Quail eggs and chicken are one of the most important foods to increase potency in men. The norm for an adult male is 3 eggs a day. With that amount, the body will replenish its supply of protein.
Quail eggs can be eaten raw, but raw chicken eggs must be discarded as they can be infected with any type of infection. Therefore, chicken eggs must be boiled before using.
Some spices can have a positive effect on potency. This includes:
- ground red pepper.
All these spices have a tonic effect and are able to increase immunity, fill the body with the necessary elements and improve blood circulation. The latter is one of the key points for increasing power. All you need to do is add spices to your food every day, and this will help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
This product is one of the main products in reducing male potency. Daily consumption of 200 ml of milk can increase the level of testosterone in the body and remove the accumulated female hormone - estrogen.
In this case, the use of milk will be beneficial for the whole body. However, it is worth remembering that it is best to give preference to milk purchased at the market, as stored milk may not bring such benefits.
With the regular use of nuts, the potency gradually increases. This is due to the fact that the nuts contain vitamins E, B, zinc and magnesium. These are exactly the substances that a man needs to increase his potency. In addition, nuts contain arginine, which can activate the production of nitric oxide, a substance that helps in the appearance of an erection.
Include a small amount of nuts in your daily diet and consume them for a long time. Nuts, almonds, nutmeg and pine nuts, hazelnuts and cashews are best suited to increase potency.
Erectile dysfunction is a problem that causes many problems for any man. The most important thing is to consult a specialist in time and take the necessary measures - start treatment, start an active lifestyle and eat well. And if the problem is caused by a psychological factor, a qualified psychologist will help to deal with it. The most important thing is not to try to solve the problem yourself and see a doctor in time.