If for the first time and all of a sudden, the penis is no longer really stiff, many men are very frightened and immediately fear suffering from impotence. In most cases, however, this symptom points to external influences that simply prevent an erection. Even when the pleasure (the libido) is there.
What are the Symptoms for Impotence?
It is certainly one of the experiences that a man does not want to have personally, but which many are not spared: A lack of erection. The causes of impotence, which is known in medical terms as erectile dysfunction can be very versatile. In order to be able to treat impotence correctly and, above all, as successfully as possible, the symptoms that indicate a possible erectile dysfunction must first be clarified. Impotence is when a man is no longer able to get the erection necessary for sexual intercourse. In erotic situations, this can mean that there is either little or no stiffening of the penis. These symptoms can be temporary, but they can also be the first signs of serious impotence.
What are the symptoms?
Occasional erectile dysfunction
Erection problems, which only occur as soon as a woman is involved, for example, usually have psychological causes. In such cases, the man can still achieve a sufficient erection through masturbation. The morning stiffening of the penis is usually still present.
Sudden erectile dysfunction
If for the first time and all of a sudden, the penis is no longer really stiff, many men are very frightened and immediately fear suffering from impotence. In most cases, however, this symptom points to external influences that simply prevent an erection. Even when the pleasure (the libido) is there. Oftentimes, acute stress, illness, or even great worries are the trigger for sudden erectile dysfunction.
Slowly increasing erectile problems
If men notice over a longer period of time that their potency is decreasing and there are increasing problems getting a proper erection, then the causes of these symptoms can usually be found in physical origin.
What to do when your potency decreases?
Contrary to popular opinion, a declining potency does not necessarily have to be an indication of impotence. Young men in particular should first take a closer look at the environment and circumstances of the apparent weakness in potency. An unhealthy way of life, such as increased alcohol consumption, smoking, and eating too fatty, contribute significantly to the poorer condition of manhood. Potency weaknesses are not uncommon, especially after increased consumption of alcoholic beverages. In addition, there can be stress or problems that are emotionally stressful. This internal blockage ensures that an adequate erection can no longer be achieved.
Last but not least, it is the high pressure that young men like to build on themselves. They always want to be able to stand on their own. This is not least due to the fact that the media are too happy to publish that a man has to be able to do so all the time. Ultimately, this pressure rarely leads to the desired result, but rather to a weakness in potency.
Middle and old men, on the other hand, should take the symptoms of impotence a little more seriously. Especially if, as young men, they never really had any problems with an erection. Sometimes erectile dysfunction hides a more serious illness. It is therefore important for older men to discuss impotence with a specialist.
When should a man see the doctor?
In general, as described above, there are various symptoms that indicate impotence. If psychological problems can be ruled out and nothing else has changed in the familiar environment, then a doctor should be consulted. Only with its help is it possible to find the right therapy. A self-diagnosis can have fatal consequences, as the health causes are unclear. For example, if there are other diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or a test esterone level that is too low, then these must first be treated. Potency problems often go away with successful treatment. If other diseases can be ruled out, there is no reason to despair. With modern drugs and therapy methods, the treatment of impotence is of course no longer a problem.
Always take symptoms seriously
If you can’t stand your man after a party, you don’t have to worry too much, of course. That will probably remain a one-time dropout. However, if you find out from time to time that no or only an inadequate erection occurs, you should keep this in mind and avoid ignoring the symptoms of impotence if possible. The sooner a specialist is consulted, the faster serious impotence can be treated. First of all, it may be advisable to keep a small diary. The circumstances, the environment, and other important facts can be noted here, which prevailed on the day of the lack of potency.