Sex & you

Sex & you

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men

The erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects a good percentage of men over 40 years, disabling them to achieve and get the best out of their sexual life. However, more and due to the impact of demanding work schedule and quality of life, and in particular stress and anxiety, many young men suffer from erectile dysfunction, which at an early age can have negative consequences, especially psychologically. Understanding the causes of this condition is important to treat erectile dysfunction in young men.

How the process of erection works?
When a man is sexually aroused in response to visual stimuli or touch, it triggers a response from the brain that transmits a message to the pelvic nerves and the penis, allowing their arteries fill with blood. The penis muscles relax and pressure of blood allows one to achieve an erection of penis. After orgasm, the blood pressure in the penis decreases drastically, allowing it to return to its normal relaxed position.

Causes of erectile dysfunction in young men
Unlike older men whose erectile problems relate to other underlying health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, etc., erectile dysfunction in young men is often caused by psychological factors; prevent men to have normal sex during intercourse.

Anxiety, depression and other psychological factors interfere with the process of erection, preventing nerve transmission to be done naturally when a man is sexually stimulated.

On the other hand, sexual inexperience or the relationship with a young partner can interfere with sexual performance of men, preventing normal sex.
Another factor that may affect the erection capacity of the younger men is the consumption of alcohol or drugs, more common in this age group. Smoking is another of those responsible for erectile dysfunction by its effects on blood level, preventing enough blood reaching the penis in order to achieve hard erection.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent the problem of erectile dysfunction and other conditions in young men. A balanced diet and exercise routine will reduce the risk of developing other conditions that can contribute to the worsening of erectile dysfunction. Reduce the consumption of alcohol and tobacco; it can also have very positive effects, allowing to get firm erections more easily. Where the psychological causes are mainly responsible factor, try talking to your partner about it or seek a therapist who can help you to overcome professional or personal problems which could be the real culprit.