Erectile dysfunction affects about two million men in Spain, 17.7% of men between 40 and 70 years old, according to a Epidemiology study of Male Erectile Dysfunction (EDEM).
In this article we analyze the main causes of this disorder:
a) Thatuse organic: something physical has stopped working temporarily or permanently. The vascular tree of the penis can be affected by arterial or cardiovascular pathologies (diabetes, hypertension or hypercholesterolemia) or by radical prostate, bladder or colon surgery.
b) Origin psychological: the origin is in your mind and is usually related to anxiety, the need to meet certain expectations, routine, loss of desire or excessive dependence on the penis.
c) A combination of both.
In the first case, we recommend that you visit your urologist because erectile dysfunction may be the symptom and not the problem, but calm down because medicine has come a long way in this field.
In the second, it is best to visit the cabinet of a sexologist, with whom you can talk in confidence and get rid of the emotions that go through your head and the fear of "not being up to the task". If you go with your partner, the success rate is higher and your partner will understand you better and get involved to solve the problem.
If you do not have a stable partner, you have to work on the individual sexual response and its management to achieve results.
It is advisable to go to a urology service to rule out organic alteration and especially after 50 years of age, since erectile dysfunction is more common as the years progress.
Keep in mind that from the age of 45 a gradual decrease in testosterone begins that can affect your sexual relations.
Take care, man.