Impotence (erectile dysfunction) is the inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection.
Impotence occurs in 40% of men aged 35-40 years. Many men are ashamed to go to a urologist with this problem, but a weak erection or loss of erection during intercourse is already a reason for visiting a doctor.
There are many causes of erectile dysfunction:
- inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary system and pelvic organs (prostatitis, orchiepididymitis, orchitis, cystitis, etc.)
- insufficient arterial blood flow in the vessels of the erectile mechanism
- hormonal disorders
- various spinal injuries
- trauma to the penis
- operations on the pelvic organs
- taking medications
- depression, stress
That is, impotence can be caused by vascular, neurological, endocrine, drug and local causes that belong to the organic form of erectile dysfunction. The most common psychological form, in which erection problems arise due to the neuropsychiatric characteristics of a man (according to the site ahealthyman.com ).
Almost always, to problems with erectile dysfunction, which are due to organic reasons, a psychological component is added, which may not disappear, even after the root cause of the disease has been eliminated.
Measures to prevent ED include:
- rational organization of the daily routine, optimal alternation of work and rest, full night sleep;
- a balanced diet, a diet enriched with vitamins and microelements, essential amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids;
- regular sexual activity without prolonged abstinence and excesses;
- quitting smoking, alcohol abuse, taking any drugs;
- weight loss with increased body weight;
- the absence of prolonged stressful situations at work and at home;
- limiting the intake of drugs that can disrupt erection;
- prevention and treatment of chronic diseases leading to ED;
- regular physical activity, sports, including in the fresh air.
Squats are considered the most effective exercise for strengthening erection; it is recommended to perform 50-100 squats a day. This helps to normalize blood circulation in the pelvic area. An equally effective method is tension and relaxation of the muscles of the perineum. This exercise is convenient because it can be performed in any position an arbitrary number of times. Walking also gives positive results in the fight against insufficient erection.