You probably know that impotence most often occurs in older men. Meanwhile, in recent years, the trend of erectile dysfunction among young people has been increasing. Let’s look at why problems with an erection can occur even in very young men. Also, let us understand and how to improve the situation.
According to statistics, impotence is four times more common in men over the age of 60 than in patients aged 40 to 60 years. However, erectile dysfunction can occur even in a teenager.
Causes of erectile dysfunction in young people
As numerous studies have shown, the main causes of impotence vary depending on the age of patients. In other words, teenagers and very young men are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction due to psychological reasons. However, at the age of 30, impotence occurs caused because of physiological factors and improper lifestyle.
Here are the most common causes of impotence in young men:
- Psychological: childhood trauma, lack of sexual experience, unsuccessful attempts to have sex, fear of sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy, conflicts with partners, financial problems and subsequent stress, chronic fatigue and lack of sleep in young fathers.
- Physiological: disorders of endocrine function, vascular diseases, diseases and injuries of the genitals and pelvic organs, disorders of the central nervous system, heart disease, cancer at an early stage, low-activity lifestyle, bad habits.
As a rule, erectile dysfunction in young people is quite easy to treat. Most often, a patient has just to eliminate the cause of difficulties in bed, and the penis begins to work normally. For example, in the case of childhood trauma, therapy might help to avoid the risk of impotence for many years. Or, for instance, consider improper lifestyle. Just choosing a healthy diet and giving up bad habits leads to sexual life improvement. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always help.
How to determine the causes of impotence in a young man, and how to treat it?
What if the reasons for difficulties with erection do not seem obvious? And what if you do not intend to visit the doctor and pass necessary exams? Then, you can focus on one medical secret:
Most often, erectile dysfunction due to organic disorders develops gradually. First, the night and morning erections disappear, then the endurance in bed decreases, erection quality worsens, and so on. At the same time, the so-called psychogenic impotence in young people most often occurs suddenly. Spontaneous arousal, especially at night and in the morning, persists, but a patient cannot perform a full sexual act.
If you suspect that you have erectile dysfunction of organic origin at a very young age, you should start treatment as soon as possible. Your doctor will most likely prescribe a number of tests, including a blood test and pelvic ultrasound.