Potency after 50 years – from time to time, an erection may disappear or be insufficient in any healthy man. You can talk about erectile dysfunction when the problem becomes permanent and lasts for more than 3 months.
Impotence and age
Impotence, according to statistics, has a direct relationship with age. This means that the older a man is, the higher the likelihood of erection problems. These problems arise most often by the age of 50 or 60, because by this age chronic diseases develop and accumulate and impotence becomes their manifestation or complication.
Causes of problems with potency after 50 years
The most popular cause of impotence is diseases of the cardiovascular system. In 50% of cases, it is atherosclerosis. With age, the walls of the arteries become dense and unable to stretch well at times of a rush of blood. And the mechanism of erection is just built on the fact that the arteries of the penis should be very actively filled with blood. That is why the problem with an erection is a symptom and an important signal for a man to check the work of the heart and blood vessels. Diseases of the circulatory system have been the leader in mortality in the world for many years.
The atherosclerosis detected in time can be slowed down, and its manifestations can be corrected. It is not so important which doctor you contact: a therapist or a urologist. If you are over 50 years old and the erection has become weaker, harder to hold, harder to cause, or completely disappeared, you will be assigned a cardiovascular examination. Cardiovascular diseases are only half of the cases of problems with potency after 50 years. There are other reasons:
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Parkinson’s disease;
- Peyronie ‘s disease;
- Multiple sclerosis;
- Psychological causes (anxiety and depression, relationship problems, severe stress, sleep disorders, etc.)
Erection directly depends on how well the blood flow works throughout the body and especially in the penis, and not on age.
What can worsen blood flow in the penis?
- High blood sugar (diabetes);
- High cholesterol;
- High blood pressure;
- Cardiovascular diseases;
- Heavy excess weight;
- Sedentary lifestyle;
- Unbalanced diet (few vegetables and fruits);
Problems with potency after 50 years can be cured?
Impotence can be reversible and irreversible. For example, impotence due to diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or Peyronie’s disease may be irreversible. Because these diseases cause organic lesions of tissues, nerves and blood vessels. Depending on the stage and severity of the disease, an erection can be caused by pills or injections, but over time this possibility may be lost. Timely diagnosis and treatment of the underlying disease is of the utmost importance.
If the cause was atherosclerosis, then an erection can recover during treatment. If the treatment will only slow down atherosclerosis, then medications will be required to cause an erection. This largely depends on the stage of the disease and the general health of the patient.
Impotence that has arisen against the background of psychological problems, or due to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, is reversible. And in this case, no medications are required to cause an erection. Effective techniques of physical and psychological relaxation, work with a psychologist, psychotherapist or sexologist.
Methods of treatment
With organic lesions from diabetes, atherosclerosis, etc. Depending on the concomitant diseases, pills (Viagra and analogues) or injections (Caverdect) are prescribed to cause an erection.
If or when these funds stop “working”, only surgical treatment remains – implantation of a penile prosthesis.
The prosthesis is implanted inside the penis during the operation. There are prostheses that completely preserve the natural appearance of the penis. I.e., the penis remains in 2 states: erect and calm. And there are prostheses, after the installation of which the penis always retains the state of erection and the man only changes the angle of its inclination.
Most patients are satisfied with the falloprosthetics, because it preserves sexual freedom, eliminates the need to take pills and observe the time interval that they assume. Sexual intercourse is always available.
Try to maintain your health as long as possible, do not reject the prevention of diseases to which you are predisposed and build healthy harmonious relationships — all this is the key to a healthy sexual life after 50 years.