Problems with erection concern more and more men, but they are still a taboo subject in the male world. Above all, this problem is faced by elderly men, but it also affects younger men of that gender. The main reason for erectile dysfunction is the overwhelming stress and pace of life in which we live today. Sometimes, however, this dysfunction is caused by health issues and related diseases.
Depression as an enemy of sex
In the case of such mental disorders and accompanying medications, it definitely slows down the libido and can also weaken your erection. If you are struggling with depression, talk to your psychiatrist about the medicines you are taking and their side effects. Each of us can react to the same medicines in different ways, maybe your attending doctor will be able to change your medicines to different ones so that you can continue to enjoy a healthy sex life.
Diabetes not insignificant in erection problems
Diabetes is a disease that disrupts the proper functioning of the circulatory system. As a result, the blood vessels undergo irreversible changes and deposits. One of the vessels that can be affected is the blood vessels in the current. Moreover, persistent abnormal sugar levels lead to weakness and impairment of the kidneys, but also of the arteries and nerves.
Atherosclerosis and its effect on the arteries
Atherosclerosis is one of the main cardiovascular diseases causing erectile dysfunction. The disease affects the venous arteries, causing their narrowing. Efficiently functioning arteries are characterized by high flexibility and ability to quickly adjust flows under varying pressure conditions. In the case of atherosclerosis, atherosclerotic plaques are formed inside the arteries, which make the free flow of blood difficult or even impossible. Atherosclerosis attacks primarily larger blood vessels, which are located within the hips. These vessels are responsible for transporting blood to the blood vessels of the penis, hence the problem with erection.
Ischemic heart disease causes erection problems
Another cardiovascular disease that causes erectile dysfunction is coronary heart disease. Very often it is even the other way round - erection problems are one of the heralds of cardiac ischemia, so it may turn out that instead of seeing a urologist or sexologist, you should go to a good cardiologist. However, if you know that you have a so-called wreath, you probably also know what this disease is all about. The coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart do not function properly, so the heart is deficient in oxygen and nutrients for work. The lack of power supply to the heart, which is the source of energy for the entire circulatory system, however, causes that in the whole system there is not enough oxygenated and nourished blood. Such blood reaches, amongst others, the blood vessels of the penis, making erection difficult.