Symptoms and signs of impotence
Signs of impotence or "sexual weakness" in some sources imply a wide range of reproductive disorders, while in others this term refers directly to erectile dysfunction.
Symptoms of impotence include:
- Decreased sex drive;
- Psychological satisfaction from sex;
- Lack or the weakening of an erection;
- Painful, excessively long or short intercourse;
- Inability to achieve and maintain an erection.
Modern medicine is inclined to the fact that impotence, the signs of which are more often defined as the inability to have sexual intercourse due to a weakening erection is a heterogeneous pathology and requires a name change.
The diagnosis, which until recently was made to men even with minor deviations from the norm itself can seriously worsen the results of treatment and symptoms of impotence due to its negative social and psychological component. Therefore, today the more objective term “erectile dysfunction” is more often used.
What does impotence mean?
In scientific understanding, impotence is the inability to achieve penile erection necessary for penetrative intercourse.
The described condition can be caused by both organic and psychological reasons, and in the first case, emotional dissatisfaction with the quality of sexual life is always added to the anatomical component.
In modern culture, the term “impotence” is used so negatively and incorrectly that this definition in itself can cause anxiety and, as a result, weakening of an erection in a patient. To say that the above term means male weakness is fundamentally wrong, this approach is destructive not only for a particular patient, but for the entire male population as a whole.
The first signs of impotence - how not to miss a violation
The first signs of impotence/erectile dysfunction are often not perceived by patients as a significant problem. Unfortunately, it was the late request for medical help and untimely treatment that made it difficult to solve problems with erection.
The first signs of impotence in men may include:
- Slight decrease in attraction to a sexual partner
- Reduced duration of intercourse
- A certain weakness and instability of an erection
Such manifestations are often attributed to overwork or problems at work; at first, inconstancy of the manifestation of the disorder may also be somewhat misleading.
Nevertheless, only a mature, serious approach to sexual health can exclude the progression of a possible disease, only timely diagnosis, correction or treatment protect against the development of persistent problems.
Organic erectile dysfunction is often a manifestation of conditions such as diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, a signal of tumors of the nervous system, autoimmune and hormonal disorders, as a side effect of drugs, and other conditions related to physical health.
Psychogenic causes of impotence/erectile dysfunction are those related to the mental health and emotional state. For instance, a man can have a negative sexual experience and fears causing pain to his partner. Depression, anxiety, and even stress can also cause impotence/erectile dysfunction.
What to do if signs of sexual dysfunction occur?
Signs of impotence in men can speak of both mental overwork and hidden conflicts, and the development of somatic diseases not yet identified.
Impotence, the first signs of which include a sharp onset or increasing day by day intensification of sexual dysfunction, pain or a decrease in sensitivity in the genital area, lack of morning erection and arousal during masturbation, requires an immediate visit to an urologist or andrologist.
Impotence, the symptoms of which appeared after a quarrel or resentment, in the presence of a normal morning erection and the possibility of arousal by self-stimulation, can be considered as predominantly psychogenic, originating in a psychological imbalance. Such a violation still requires a detailed examination to find possible organic sources of the problem, after the elimination of which you can concentrate on qualified behavioral therapy, correction of the emotional sphere and restoration of self-confidence.
After competent psychological support, the signs of impotence in young men, as well as in age-related patients, disappear either forever or for a definitely long time.
Impotence, the symptoms of which cause suspicion of a latent pathological process, necessitates a mandatory physical examination of the reproductive organs, laboratory tests.
Alarming signs of impotence in men can be symptoms of inflammatory, degenerative processes that affect the nervous or vascular system.
Particularly a thorough diagnosis is required in the sudden onset of signs of impotence in young men without obvious chronic diseases, as sometimes this can be the first sign of dangerous autoimmune or cancerous processes.
How to get an erection in impotence?
Besides the treatment of the underlying condition as it is likely to not provide fast results, men suffering from sexual impotence can use erectile dysfunction drugs.
Such drugs help the blood to be pumped into the penis in arousal which makes it erect and helps to maintain an erection throughout intercourse. The medicines such as Tadalafil (Cialis) act relaxing the smooth muscles in the penis which widens the blood vessels in it causing an erection. Your options for impotence drugs are the following: