Absent or weak erection is a problem that many men may face at a certain point in their lives. Every man knows his body and in case of absent erection this can be due to physical exhaustion. However, if this problem affects your sex life, then we must identify the cause and treat it accordingly.
First of all, you must know that there is a close relation between the nervous system, circulatory system and reproductive system. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The circulatory system consists of the heart and blood vessels. And the reproductive system contains the penis and other organs.
Let’s start by the causes related to the nervous system that may cause erection difficulties. Basically psychological stress – not sleeping well, depression, marriage trouble and thinking and worrying too much – can cause erection difficulties. Or sometimes its absence for a long time
The second cause can be due to brain tumors or an injured spinal cord, either due to an accident or after undergoing surgery for a herniated intervertebral disc. In such cases erection can be absent. If you experience erection difficulties after surgery, consult your doctor.
Another cause will be medications that affect the nervous system, such as antidepressants or illegal drugs, can affect also your ability of having an erection.
Concerning the circulatory system, what are the factors that may affect your blood vessels? Why is this topic important?
Let me first explain how erection occurs. As you can see here, inside the penis there is a sponge-like space that has many blood vessels, which get filled with blood. Blood is then retained in that space and erection occurs. If blood vessels are affected, you will notice that erection weakens.
When does that happen? This usually happens when you’re living an unhealthy lifestyle, as when you smoke or eat excessively fatty meals, live a sedentary life or if you have uncontrolled diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that you can live with normally, provided that you live a healthy lifestyle and stick to your medications. If you fail to do so, complications will occur, and one of these complications is erectile dysfunction.
If you have heart diseases because of poor circulation, hypertension or use antihypertensive drugs or histaminic drugs, all these will affect your circulation
Remember that drinking alcohol excessively can weaken your erections
When you consult your doctor regarding erection difficulties he will do several tests:
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