How to maintain potency: advice from a urologist

urogenital system and male potency

Is it possible to maintain a full sex life until old age? What affects potency? How to eat, what sports to do to stay a man in the full sense of the word? In what situations do you need medical help? In this article, the doctor will answer questions that concern all men, and will give specific advice from a urologist to maintain men's health.

Myths and truth about male potency

The subject of potency has acquired so many myths that it will take not an article but a whole book to dispel them. But I will still mention some to put an end to them once and for all.

Stormy youth - old age without sex

If in his youth he was actively engaged in sex, for example, daily and even several times, then by the age of 40-50 the limit of sexual possibilities will be exhausted - is this true?

Physiologically, this statement is absolutely unfounded. Nature has taken care of man's reproductive function to work until his death. Unlike women, in whom the number of eggs is limited (conditionally), the production of semen continues while the man is alive.

The number and frequency of sexual intercourse in youth does not affect the solvency of elderly men. Another problem is accidental unprotected contacts and their consequences. Complications of sexually transmitted diseases, especially untreated or generally left to chance, will certainly have the opposite effect and it is only a matter of time.

prostatitis = impotence

This myth was invented by retailers to increase drug sales. Physiologically, there is no direct link between inflammation of the prostate gland and the ability to have sex. Other systems are responsible for erection. I will say more, the lack of sexual contact worsens the condition. This leads to stagnation of processes in the pelvis and the development of concomitant diseases. Stones can form in the prostate gland, bacterial prostatitis develops in parallel with the abacterial gland, etc.

But prostatitis really worsens the quality of sex life. The reason is that an inflamed, enlarged prostate can reduce the intensity of orgasmic sensations and affect the duration of contact. With reduced prostatitis, ejaculation can occur faster. As a result, the man:

  • He cannot control ejaculation as before
  • Does not feel bright sensations, orgasm is erased

And here the psyche is already connected: "I can not satisfy my partner, I do not enjoy sex. I am shorter. "With such an attitude, it's hard to 'go into battle' and also win, of course. "

Interrupted intercourse - you will be impotent

This includes sexual arousal without subsequent release. Some men use this myth to manipulate their partner to have sex every time they get aroused.

Arousal without continuation (ejaculation) is really not very good for men's health, but it is not as critical as many people think. Interruption of sexual intercourse, when the man is maximally aroused and ready to ejaculate, can lead to prostatitis due to stagnant processes. And then, if you interrupt them regularly. Two or three episodes a month are unlikely to affect his health in any way.

Men's Health - Urology

Of the many factors that affect potency, urological diseases are among the "leaders". Especially in men over middle age. The main enemies of potency in this regard are prostate adenoma and prostatitis.

Urological problems in men associated with prostate adenoma usually appear after 40-45 years. Patients are referred to a male doctor when the bladder is weakened or when the man is unable to urinate.

The enlarged prostate compresses the urethral canal and prevents the full flow of urine. Frequent urges, discomfort from the feeling that the bladder is not completely emptied - all this is neither emotionally nor physically conducive to an active sexual life. Further - worse. Problems with urination affect the work of the kidneys and in this state there is no time for carnal pleasures.

Unlike prostate adenoma, prostatitis is a disease not only of the age category. They can also affect young men. Prostatitis is usually the result of an unhealthy lifestyle and promiscuity. in particular sexually transmitted infections. The situation is especially difficult for them.

Most infections leading to prostatitis are chlamydia, mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis and others. - do not give acute symptoms for a long time. The disease almost immediately becomes chronic. But there comes a time when the disease is felt with pain, atypical flow, problems with urination due to inflamed prostate. The man just can't think about sex in this state.

There is no direct physiological link between prostate disease and erectile dysfunction, as you already know. But this does not mean that the problem should not be solved, as a result, they prevent a man from having a normal sexual life. Neither prostate adenoma nor prostatitis go away on its own, like a runny nose. It is impossible to restore male sexual health without the help of a doctor, if any.

Because symptoms in urology often occur when the disease has already become chronic. Detecting it at an early stage, when you can cope with a simple conservative treatment, is possible only with regular preventive consultations with a urologist and urological examinations.

Erectile function problems - who to contact

Now let's talk about what worsens potency in addition to urological diseases and which doctor to contact to restore men's health.

Although there are many causes of sexual impotence, they are all divided into three types:

  1. Organic. These include physiological factors such as illness and injury.
  2. Psychogenic. In this case, the physiology is fine, and impotence is caused by psychological problems - stress, depression, a situation that traumatizes the psyche.
  3. Mixed. When both physiology and psyche are to blame for potency problems.

Among the organic causes of potency problems, the main one is cardiovascular disease. Affected by cholesterol plaques or other pathological changes, the vessels prevent the corpora cavernosa of the penis from quickly filling with blood. As a result, erections come slowly. If the corpora cavernosa are not filled with enough blood, the erection is too slow for full sexual intercourse. In extreme cases, he is completely absent.

Another common cause is hormonal imbalance. Hormones regulate most processes in the body, including sexual arousal and erection. First of all, testosterone deficiency is reflected in potency. This hormone is generally responsible for the reproductive function of men. But other endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, can also affect male sexual potency.

Psychogenic erectile dysfunction in its pure form is less common than organic. Sexual impotence is often observed in prolonged depression, neurosis, psychological trauma. Much more often the combination of psychogenic and physiological problems leads to impotence.

Again, I will take as an example a man with prostatitis and accelerated ejaculation. Let's imagine that he could not control ejaculation and the partner was dissatisfied, which she blamed the partner. After a while, the situation repeated itself. In addition, the man did not get much pleasure from sex, which often happens with prostatitis. What thought comes to mind? "Something is wrong with me, I can't have normal sex! "Psychological problem of the face. To it we add progressive prostatitis and we get impotence.

Which doctor should I go to for potency problems?

Many people believe that the chief physician of men's health is a urologist. This is not entirely true. The urologist is a specialist who treats the genitourinary system. What diseases does the urologist treat? These are diseases:

  • prostate (adenoma, prostatitis, etc. );
  • bladder (neoplasms, inflammation);
  • kidneys (pyelonephritis, urolithiasis);
  • urethra.

With what symptoms and when to go to the urologist?

  1. discharge from the urethra;
  2. difficulty urinating;
  3. pain in the perineum, scrotum, around the anus, lower back;
  4. impurities in urine or semen.

At the first symptoms you should see a doctor. Self-medication is the worst thing that can happen in this situation.

Another specialist deals with issues related to men's sexual health. The chief physician for male potency is an andrologist. He has the necessary knowledge to determine the exact cause of male impotence, to prescribe adequate treatment and, if necessary, to include other specialists in treatment - urologist, psychotherapist, endocrinologist.

Because fertility and urology are closely related, andrologists are usually competent in the treatment of urological diseases and combine work in both specialties.

Useful tips for men's health

I emphasize once again - age is not a cause of impotence. Physiological and psychological disorders lead to sexual impotence, which accumulates more and more every year. This means that you can enjoy a full sex life even in old age.

How to maintain intimate health, I'm sure every man knows.

  1. Healthy balanced diet;
  2. Regular physical activity;
  3. moderate alcohol consumption;
  4. Lack of bad habits;
  5. Take care of your health.

The ability to have sex and reproduce directly depends on these simple natural things. But most men find it banal, ignore it and get the consequences.
However, I recommend that you rethink your attitude to lifestyle and build it, keeping in mind the following tips:

  • Quit smoking. The toxic substances you inhale with cigarette smoke are lead, formaldehyde, arsenic and others. - destroy blood vessels. Namely, they, full of blood, make the penis hard.
  • Limit alcohol. It also hits the dishes. It also disrupts liver function, which in retaliation turns male sex hormone into female. You've probably seen what men with low testosterone and high estrogen look like: breasts that women can envy, waist fat, hips, hair lossin areas not typical of the female body. There are huge difficulties with libido and erection.
  • Do sports. Moderate physical activity does not allow fluids to stagnate in the vessels, "train" the vessels and maintain their elasticity.
  • Perform tests and preventive examinations by a urologist-andrologist at least once a year.

Advice from a urologist for every day

Take care of your health before it fails. This also applies to the prevention of impotence. Here are the basic things you can do every day to stay a full-fledged man into old age:

  • Do not cross your legs, especially when sitting. In this position the veins in the groin are compressed, the blood circulation in the reproductive organs is disturbed. This habit can lead to inflammation of the blood vessels and the formation of blood clots.
  • Eat meat. Without animal protein, the body cannot fully synthesize testosterone.
  • Limit sweets and starchy foods. They increase the amount of fat in the tissues from which the female sex hormone estrogen is synthesized.
  • Love cycling - use only a wide saddle. Narrow saddles during prolonged sitting are not safe for men's health. They compress the vessels in the groin and nerve endings responsible for the sensitivity of the genitals.
  • Have sex regularly. This is pleasant and extremely important for potency.

At the end of the topic I will add: impotence is not a sentence, even in old age. In most cases, a man can return to a full sexual life even after injuries, complex diseases. You do not live alone with the problem - go to the doctor.

The main reasons for reducing potency in men

Over the years, most men feel less and less attracted to women. This is usually due to age-related changes. But in fact there are specific reasons, removing which, you can increase potency and bring sexual pleasure back to life even at 60 years old.

Efficiency is reduced due to:

  • psychological problems (depression, stress, neurosis, trauma);
  • hard work and fatigue from it;
  • unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, fast food, etc. );
  • disorders of the endocrine system;
  • diabetes;
  • vascular and heart disease;
  • Overweight;
  • improperly selected drugs with pronounced side effects;
  • testosterone deficiency;
  • sedentary way of life;
  • a combination of several of the above problems.

There is also a cause that is caused by internal problems - the syndrome of waiting for failure in bed. If a man encounters a weak erection at least once during sexual intimacy, he begins to fear new contact with a woman, fearing to "lose his face. " We, as andrologists, also effectively address this problem, although wise anda beautiful woman nearby will certainly solve it no worse.

How many years can a man be sexually active?

Even young boys often think about it. How long can they, as men, be active and successful with women? When should I retire sexually?

Scientists have estimated that male testosterone levels begin to slowly decline after 25 years. Early andropause occurs before the age of 45. At this age, men most often turn to a urologist with complaints of low potency. Menopause begins before the age of 60, and late andropause after the age of 60.

That is, according to the physiological nature, it is normal for every man to stop experiencing strong bursts of hormones in the face of a woman after 45 and even more after 60 years. But even age can not be an obstacle if a person leads an active lifestyle, sports, does not use intoxications and eats healthy food.

If you feel a decrease in sexual desire and you think it is too early to give up positions at your age, consult your doctor. Based on the blood tests, the urologist will find out what the problem is and prescribe appropriate treatment.

What can and what can not be eaten to increase potency in men?

The male reproductive system is very sensitive to diet and its diversity. A stable erection ensures regular blood flow to the genitals. And for this you need to monitor the condition of the cardiovascular system. The synthesis of sex hormones is carried out with sufficient intake of vitamins A, B, C, E, as well as zinc, selenium and potassium. They contribute mainly to the smooth functioning of the heart.

Useful for increasing male potency:

  • Various spices and condiments: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, hot peppers, fenugreek. They increase blood circulation, increase immunity, give vitality, increase sensuality.
  • Seeds, nuts: pistachios, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds. They are rich in protein, vitamins and fats.
  • All seafood: red fish, oysters. They contain easily digestible proteins and other nutrients.
  • Dairy products, especially homemade cheeses (breadcrumbs, cottage cheese, but in moderation). Rich in protein.
  • Fruits: blackcurrants, strawberries, avocados, bananas, watermelons, grapes, figs, raisins. This is the prevention of chronic fatigue, which is one of the common causes of loss of libido. But do not overdo it, so as not to exceed the sugar level. Many sweets are also harmful to potency.
  • Greens: - celery, coriander, parsley, dill, tarragon, basil. Improves sperm quality and the amount of sex hormones.

TOP-7 products that improve male sexual function

  1. Raw oysters. Rich in selenium and zinc.
  2. Bitter chocolate. Improves mood and increases testosterone levels.
  3. Fenugreek. Lowers blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of developing diabetes.
  4. Ginger root. Causes blood flow to the penis.
  5. Pumpkin seeds. They contain a large amount of zinc, are considered the most useful product for the male reproductive system.
  6. Walnuts. Source of plant protein, increases testosterone.
  7. Red wine in small doses. Strengthens blood vessels.

Useful vitamins for male potency

In addition to vitamins that improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system, it is important to know about other supplements that will be useful to reduce potency.

  • vitamins A, C, E, D, B3, B6;
  • folic acid;
  • omega fatty acids;
  • selenium;
  • zinc;
  • iron;
  • phosphorus;
  • magnesium;
  • potassium.

The sources of these nutrients are a balanced, healthy diet and complex vitamin preparations. Synthetic vitamins will help relieve inflammation of the prostate gland and balance the hormonal balance.

What foods should a man exclude from the diet as they reduce sexual potency?

There is a list of products that are best avoided by those who care about their intimate health. This:

  • White bread and white flour products. Increases estrogen levels, increases weight and automatically lowers testosterone levels.
  • alcohol. Reduces the sensitivity of the genitals and the level of testosterone in the blood.
  • Canned food, semi-finished products from stores, frozen pasta. They contain preservatives that impair the functioning of the cardiovascular system, as well as saturated fats.
  • Processed meat (sausages, sausages, ham). High levels of cholesterol and saturated fats worsen the condition of blood vessels.
  • Sweet carbonated drinks. They can cause erectile dysfunction by raising blood sugar and bad cholesterol levels.
  • Caffeine in high doses.

A healthy lifestyle wins no matter what you say.

If a person has balanced his life, set up a healthy diet, saturates the body with vitamins, has active physical activity, he rarely has problems with potency.