An individual or couple with sexual dysfunction may be experiencing physical or psychological difficulties that prevent them from receiving sexual satisfaction. An increasing number of men experience male sexual dysfunction as they get older, but it is a health condition that affects all men regardless of their age. Sexual dysfunction is often treatable.
Problems with sexual function can be caused by a variety of physical and medical conditions. In addition to diabetes, heart disease and vascular disease, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases like kidney failure and alcoholism, there are also alcoholism and drug abuse. In addition, certain medications, including antidepressants, can cause side effects that affect sexual function.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Men with sexual dysfunction frequently experience difficulty ejaculating, obtaining and maintaining an erection, and having diminished sexual desire.
The mental or physical problems that lead to sexual dysfunction can often be treated. Some of the treatments are:
Medications that increase blood flow to the penis in order to improve sexual function.
- Low testosterone levels are raised through hormone replacement, such as injections, patches, or gels.
- A psychologist may help you deal with feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, or fear that may affect your sexual function.
- Men with erectile dysfunction can benefit from mechanical aids such as vacuum devices and penile implants.
- Whole grains