One of the most common sexual problems of men in adulthood are erectile dysfunctions, ie problems with the appearance and maintenance of erection of a member and, as a result, also with the achievement of orgasm.
Potency disorders most often affect men in adulthood, as up to 50 percent. men between the ages of 40 and 70 are complaining about erection problems. So what causes problems with the potential that up to half of mature men can not have a satisfying sexual intercourse? What is the treatment of potential problems?
What is erectile dysfunction?
According to the WHO definition, erectile dysfunction – in short ED (Erectile Dysfunction) is a permanent or recurrent inability to achieve and / or maintain an erection by a man during sexual intercourse. In terms of the diagnostic erectile dysfunction, the ailment of erectile dysfunction and erection is referred to in at least 25% of sexual attempts. The common term for this disease is impotence, however, because of the pejorative, often ironic and offensive associations, the term “erectile dysfunction” is used neutrally.
Erectile dysfunction should not be confused with the natural change in male sexuality associated with age, manifested by weakness or temporary disappearance of potency during sexual intercourse. This trend develops with age – statistics show that at least 1/3 of people over 60 have sex at least once a week, but in most cases it ends without a male ejaculation. And although the incidence of erectile dysfunction increases with age, the older age does not significantly affect the development of the disease. A man in his sixties may have less erections and slower orgasms, but his sexual life is not disturbed – he just starts at a different pace.
Erectile dysfunction results in 85% of physical causes, and psychological determinants account for 10%.
It is estimated that about 3.5 million men suffer from erectile dysfunction in our country, but unfortunately only less than 240,000 are treated. Every month, doctors of various specialties note nearly 262,000 men with the problem of lack or inability to maintain an erection, with more than half of cases being revealed “while” treating other diseases, e.g. hypertension.
Many men, especially young people, are ashamed to talk with their doctor about sexual problems and their “disability”. Often, the doctors themselves feel discomfort when talking about this topic. Perhaps this is due to cultural convention and strict education in the spirit of Catholicism. In the twenty-first century, erectile dysfunctions and the intimate sphere of man are still a taboo subject, and still teetering young people’s sexual education in schools. For fear of mocking, men often underestimate the problems of erection, dropping them on age or fatigue.
Ignoring sexual dysfunction means that many men do not get treatment at all or only go to the doctor after two years from noticing the first difficulties in achieving full erection of a member. Statistics show that in the perception of 53% of men, talking to an urologist about sexual problems is troublesome.