Erectile Dysfunction in Chronic Prostatitis

Among men, there is a perception that erectile dysfunction at prostatitis and just reduced potency are closely connected. However, this opinion is erroneous, because if a patient has inflammation of prostate gland, it does not always lead to decreased sexual desire. And vise versa, if a man does not experience sexual excitement, it is not necessarily a sign of prostatitis.

What is Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is defined as an inflammatory disease of the prostate gland in men. To emergence of this disease contribute mainly infections. Prostate itself is not responsible for erection, so its inflammation should not cause potency disorders. However, prostate and penis are located near, blood simultaneously flows to them and nerve impulses come simultaneously.

Erectile Dysfunction and prostatitis

Also, minor hormonal changes can occur in the prostate. If you have prostatitis, prostate swells as a result of inflammation, there is congestion and significantly disrupted blood flow to prostate and space around it. As a result, blood supply is disrupted also in pelvic organs and penis, the result we get is decreased erectile function. If truth be told it should be noted that potency reduction not always happens at prostatitis.

Erectile Dysfunction in Prostatitis

Erectile dysfunction or impotence is a complete failure in sex. That is sexual excitement does not occur, but if it happens, sexual intercourse is impossible to complete with ejaculation. It is easy to check yourself for erectile dysfunction symptoms and determine its degree by means of a simple test (SHIM-test).

There are several factors that negatively affect potency. Erectile dysfunction causes include:

  • psycho-emotional over tension;
  • frequent stressful situations;
  • fatigue;
  • infections of genitourinary system;
  • disturbances in the central nervous system;
  • hypertension;
  • atherosclerotic vascular changes;
  • endocrine system diseases;
  • mental diseases;
  • disturbances in hormone levels.
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It can be concluded that not necessarily presence of prostatitis may impair potency, it can be caused by the above factors.

So, prostate inflammation and impotence, in fact, are very different diseases, but they can occur at the same time, as a consequence of each other. Violation of erectile function in men with the prostate disease is caused most often unconsciously, and is unreasonable, and may even be a result of neurosis. A true decrease in potency is more characteristic for older men.

According to statistics given by My Canadian Pharmacy, violation of erectile function in presence of chronic prostatitis only occurs in 15-30% of cases. Experts who have studied erectile dysfunction at prostatitis have noticed that most frequently potency decreased because of bacterial course of the disease.

To find out if indeed prostatitis causes a violation of sexual excitability, you need to go to a clinic, which specializes in this issue. It is necessary to undertake complex of tests and complete examination. In any case, do not try to self-medicate and appoint or withdraw drugs! To choose proper therapy, it is important to establish the cause of erectile dysfunction.