If you struggle to achieve or maintain an erection, it can be disappointing, but try not to lose hope. More often than not, erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence) is an emotional issue, and worrying about it tends to make things worse.
Problems with potency– causes
Problems with potency at 20, 30 or 40 years can cause a lack of confidence, irritability and even depression. There are various reasons that trigger erectile dysfunction of males. However, remember that impotence may be cured and return self-reliance.
mpotence at 20 years is not a widespread phenomenon. Scientists say that the age and erectile dysfunction are not connected with each other. The causes of the appearance of such unpleasant problems may be diseases accumulating during the whole life. Violation of erectile function depends on:
- genetic factors,
- biological problems
- nature of sexual activity,
- psychological factors.
The main cause of the potency problems at 20 years may be diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular or neurological disease.
Psychiatrists say they are sometimes faced with the fact that a young man who is inspired by the idea of the shamefulness of sexual intercourse, rather difficult has sex afterwards. This psychological factor affects the males in such a huge degree that they start having problems with erectile function.
Besides negative impact is given by unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, frequent alcohol intake.
Impotence types at a young age
Depending on facts that provoked the appearance of erectile dysfunction, there are several types of it.
Organic. The disease of the cardiovascular system, hormonal disruptions and various pathologies may provoke these problems. Stagnant processes in the circulatory system may slow down the blood flow to the genitals. Damaged blood vessels really complicate filling the penis with blood.
This situation may arise as a consequence of diabetes or atherosclerosis. An increased amount of harmful cholesterol may also act to prevent proper blood circulation in the body. So here impotence is a symptom, which indicates a progressive disease.
The defeat of the central nervous system and brain damage may also prevent the passage of nerve impulses in the cavernous body of the penis. As a result, males will be lack the ability to get a full erection, or end up only with a very weak and unstable one.
Psychological. The problem is with the way a man relates to sexual intimacy. Problems may occur due to trauma, which a man could sustain earlier in life. Ironically, the large role in this is played by a partner.
It is worth noting that psychological complexity is the first step on the way to impotence. Many young males are dissatisfied with the size of their sexual dignity and doubt their own abilities, programming themselves in advance to fail.
Iatrogenic. In this case, male impotence is the result of taking various kinds of drugs, which could adversely affect the erectile function. Such an effect is generally made by substances contained in antidepressants, steroids, and drugs for an elimination of diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Foods that Lower Libido
Refined vegetable oils – These increase inflammation and can worsen underlying causes of impotence.
Trans fats – Hydrogenated fats increase inflammation which can affect the underlying causes of impotence.
Processed foods – Chemicals in these foods may affect sexual performance.
Caffeine – Overindulgence in caffeine can affect sexual performance.
Alcohol – Too much alcohol can cause impotence.
Change your lifestyle
Make healthy lifestyle changes to increase potency. NKUDIC suggests that the first and least invasive way to treat erectile dysfunction is to quit smoking, lose weight and adopt a healthy exercise routine. Sometimes these changes are enough to solve the problem.
High fiber diet – High fiber foods like nuts, seeds, fruit, and vegetables support hormones and detoxification which can improve impotence.
Vitamin E – A diet rich in vitamin E, such as wheat germ and green leafy vegetables will help improve blood flow.
Foods high in zinc – Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, beef, lamb, and spinach are good sources of zinc that help improve testosterone.
Watercress and sesame seeds – Both can improve libido, so try to consume some every day.
Brazil nuts – These nuts are high in selenium which plays a role in testosterone levels.
How do you treat erectile dysfunction?
There are various methods available. ‘If erectile dysfunction is caused by a medical condition, anything to improve symptoms would have to be discussed with a medical professional,
Psychosexual Therapy can be very successful in helping understand symptoms and change thought processes and behaviour about the erectile dysfunction,
It can also help to combat anxiety with suggested exercises for getting back in touch with your body and re-establishing or re-learning getting an erection without the associated anxiety.