Reasons for Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Doctors define male sexual dysfunction as the consistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Though sexual dysfunction has clearly emerged as one of the significant medical problems of this century, most people either do not go for treatment at all or go to quacks and get cheated.

The reasons for this are:
Sexual function can deteriorate when the cause is organic, and it’s onset in such a case will be gradual. But, that does not rule out a sudden occurrence, when there is a pelvic surgery or trauma (spinal cord injury, pelvic fracture or penile trauma) in the body.

Diabetes mellitus is one of the reasons of sexual dysfunction. It affects the nerve as well as the vascular supply to the male organ.

The cause could be with nerves too (neurogenic) which includes multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Multi-system atrophy, Spina bifida, Pelvic surgery or Radiotherapy.

The arteriogenic (arising from the arteries) causes are hypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and peripheral vascular diseases.

The venogenic cause (the veins are responsible) is because of impairment of the veno-occlusive mechanism (blocking of venous return) due to anatomical or degenerative changes.

Urinary Tract Infections, particularly prostatitis (inflammation of the prostrate gland) and structural change (angulation) in the male organ due to Peyroie’s disease.

Some drugs like antihypertensive, anti-arrhythmic, antidepressants, ant androgens, anticonvulsants and anti-Parkinson’s, also are charged guilty of causing sexual dysfunction.

Excess intake of alcohol can also lead to sexual dysfunction over a period of time.

Advanced liver or kidney failure also contributes to sexual dysfunction.

The fibrosis of the erectile tissues, known as corporal fibrosis is also the cause for sexual dysfunction.

Psychological Causes:
1. The sexual act cannot be simply switched on and performed.
2. Both the partners need to be relaxed, have adequate privacy and have attraction towards each other.
3. One has to invest in foreplay liberally to reap the fruit of sexual pleasure. One should not indulge in intercourse in the beginning because the male organ has a mind of its own. It takes some time to get ready for the act.
4. Depressions, anxiety, relationship difficulties, lack of attraction towards the partner and stress due to any cause can adversely affect sexual health of a person.

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