Which is why there are problems with potency ?

Which is why there are problems with potency?

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  • Common causes
  • Private causes
    • psychogenic factors
    • Neurogenic factors
    • Hormonal factors
    • Vascular disorders
    • medicinal effects

typically, potency problems are a manifestation or complication of another disease.Only in rare cases, male sexual dysfunction can develop as an independent disease.

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Common causes

Distinguish the functional and pathological reasons for the decline in potency.

symptoms for functional reasons usually develop and occur suddenly, in this case a man retains the ability to get an erection during a sexual intercourse and as involuntary night (or morning).

pathological reasons or organic are most commonly associated with any progressive processes in the body, leading to the impossibility of having sexual intercourse in the absence (total or partial) of erectile function.

But, as shown by clinical studies, most men decreased sexual activity is due to a combination of several c

auses (miscellaneous reasons).

It should be noted that similar changes can occur at any age: in 20 years, and 50.

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Private causes

Psychogenic causes potency problems can be caused by the following main reasons:

  1. psychogenic.
  2. neurogenic.Hormonal
  3. .
  4. effects of drugs.
  5. Vascular (organic), which, in turn, are divided into:
  • insufficient blood supply to the arteries of the penis;
  • inadequacy of the venous system of male sexual organs;
  • sclerosis cavernous tissue of the penis.
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psychogenic factors

potency problems frequently associated with psychological or psychogenic causes, such as neurosis, depression (especially the "endogenous" character), asthenoneurotic syndrome (anxious-phobic and hysterical forms).

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Neurogenic factors

Neurogenic causes of the decline are due to the potency of a variety of disorders of the brain and spinal cord function and are considered as "sexual form of neurasthenia" or "neurological paralysis."Erectile dysfunction can occur as a result of:

Neurogenic factors

  • congenital abnormalities of the spine structure of the lower divisions;
  • spinal infections;
  • degenerative changes (Parkinson's disease);
  • autoimmune or indolent viral infections (multiple sclerosis).

Epileptic seizures and spinal cord injury may be due to tumor or trauma that lead to sexual disorders.

degree of potency disorders in patients with injuries and diseases of the spinal cord depends primarily on the level and severity of the defeat of the latter.In total lesion of the spinal cord erection can be practically absent.

damage the neurovascular bundle, causing sexual dysfunction in men, may be the result of surgical operations performed on the pelvic organs (prostate, rectum, etc.).

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Hormonal factors

problems with potency in men may be caused by hormonal imbalances that arise in diseases of the endocrine glands.One such endocrine disease is diabetes.Is a proven fact that reduce the incidence of potency in diabetic patients is much higher compared to the rest of the male population.

Hormonal factors When diabetes develops several pathological factors leading to the development of disorders in the sexual sphere, the dominant ones are the violation of the blood supply of the penis (angiopathy) and blood filling the corpora cavernosa, as well as deviations in neuromuscular transmission (neurogenic disorders).

to hormonal causes of impotence is also true disruption of the functioning of male sex glands that produce testosterone.

Reduction of the latter and leads to the development of impotence and infertility later.

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Vascular disorders

problems with potency in more than 60% of cases are associated with abnormal vascular changes.Lack of blood supply to the arteries of the penis may be associated with congenital disorders (hypoplasia of the vessels), atherosclerotic changes in the arteries of the perineum (shameful, iliac, and others).Also, with the blood flow problems can arise due to various injuries and pelvic fractures, perineal injury, damage to the urethra.

Reduced arterial elasticity can also lead to disruption of the full blood supply of the corpora cavernosa of the penis, this can be caused by congenital factors, use of tobacco and drugs.Hypertensive heart disease is a form of arterial insufficiency may also be reduced to no full erection.This is due to the lack of contractile ability of the arterial wall, which hinders the expansion (dilation) blood vessels of the penis and leads to disruption of blood supply to the cavernous tissue.

problems with potency in men may be associated with venous insufficiency of blood supply.Basically, this pathology may be due to impaired blood flow in the venous system of the lower extremities (varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, etc.).


sclerotic changes caverns of the penis, or connective tissue growths are more common in elderly patients.Often they can be associated with impaired blood supply (ischemia) of the penis tissue injuries, fractures penis sheaths, metabolic disorders, diabetes and other disease states.

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medicinal effects

potency problems may arise due to the intake of various pharmacological agents: psychotropic drugs, antihypertensive (for hypertension), anti-cancer drugs (cytostatics), hormonal preparations containing female sex hormonesothers.

reduces the potency and the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

Precise knowledge of the causes of disorders of potency is very important for the purpose of necessary diagnostic procedures, as well as for drawing up the plan of the pathological process of correction, providing optimal treatment.

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