Causes of erectile dysfunction in men
If problems with erection or excitability first arise suddenly and after a long, satisfying sexual life, you should seek an explanation from a doctor. As we have already mentioned, various medications and diseases cause a breakdown in the cycle of sexual reactions.
If a man develops erectile dysfunction, he should probably go to the urologist to find out whether the causes of these disorders are organic or psychological. Often, problems have both organic and psychological roots, as was the case with a man who did not have a full enough erection. The problem began a year after diagnosing his diabetes (a very common cause of impotence) and his appointment of insulin treatment. His wife's complaints about a lack of erection caused him to fear that he would not be able to have an erection at all.
Studies of organic disorders include blood flow levels and the monitoring of the condition of the arteries and veins of the penis, which also determine the likelihood of neurological damage. In most men, in such cases, the level of nocturnal erection is determined. For two or three nights, patients sleep in a specially equipped laboratory. Devices fix the state of the organism in different phases of sleep, in particular during the REM-phase. In addition, a very practical test for using it at home was also offered: if an erection does not occur during the fast-sleep phase, then we can assume that the underlying cause of dysfunction is the organic cause. Unfortunately, the development of methods for establishing organic factors for sexual disorders in women lags behind those in men, although somatic examination and hormonal tests can help to clarify their organic causes.
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