What you need to know about delayed ejaculation Delayed ejaculation is a sexual disorder that can be distressing for a man and his partner and may disrupt a relationship. There are many reasons why delayed ejaculation occurs, including tissue damage, age, drugs, and the side effects of medication. They may be physiological or psychological. Find out how to get help. Read now

Interesa recoger problemas médicos actuales y previos, medicamentos que se estén tomando y antecedentes de problemas psicológicos (estrés, ansiedad, depresión). El médico también requerirá antecedentes sexuales —inicio de la DE, frecuencia, calidad y duración de cualquier erección, etc.— e investigará la motivación para el tratamiento y las expectativas del paciente. La DE es lógicamente cosa de dos, y puede ser apropiado entrevistar a la pareja sexual (cualquiera que sea la preferencia sexual del paciente).
Además, no ha sido comprobado que el tratamiento con testosterona ayuda la DE asociada con el hipogonadismo relacionado con la edad o de aparición tardía. No use terapia de testosterona que no haya sido prescrita por su doctor. El tratamiento con testosterona podría afectar la forma en que sus medicinas funcionan y causar efectos secundarios serios.
Performance anxiety can be another cause of impotence. If a person wasn’t able to achieve an erection in the past, he may fear he won’t be able to achieve an erection in the future. A person may also find he can’t achieve an erection with a certain partner. Someone with ED related to performance anxiety may be able to have full erections when masturbating or when sleeping, yet he isn’t able to maintain an erection during intercourse.
Penile erection is managed by two mechanisms: the reflex erection, which is achieved by directly touching the penile shaft, and the psychogenic erection, which is achieved by erotic or emotional stimuli. The former uses the peripheral nerves and the lower parts of the spinal cord, whereas the latter uses the limbic system of the brain. In both cases, an intact neural system is required for a successful and complete erection. Stimulation of the penile shaft by the nervous system leads to the secretion of nitric oxide (NO), which causes the relaxation of smooth muscles of corpora cavernosa (the main erectile tissue of penis), and subsequently penile erection. Additionally, adequate levels of testosterone (produced by the testes) and an intact pituitary gland are required for the development of a healthy erectile system. As can be understood from the mechanisms of a normal erection, impotence may develop due to hormonal deficiency, disorders of the neural system, lack of adequate penile blood supply or psychological problems.[17] Spinal cord injury causes sexual dysfunction including ED. Restriction of blood flow can arise from impaired endothelial function due to the usual causes associated with coronary artery disease, but can also be caused by prolonged exposure to bright light.
It is normal for a man to have five to six erections during sleep, especially during rapid eye movement (REM). Their absence may indicate a problem with nerve function or blood supply in the penis. There are two methods for measuring changes in penile rigidity and circumference during nocturnal erection: snap gauge and strain gauge. A significant proportion of men who have no sexual dysfunction nonetheless do not have regular nocturnal erections.
Entre las causas psíquicas se encuentran el miedo a fallar, la ansiedad, el estrés, la tensión y el nerviosismo. Todas ellas influyen de manera negativa puesto que estimulan la producción de adrenalina por parte del sistema nervioso, que afecta al ritmo cardíaco y disminuye el grosor de las arterias. Como consecuencia de la vasoconstricción que se produce, la circulación de la sangre al pene llega defectuosa. Además, existen casos de causas mixtas donde pueden coexistir las orgánicas y psíquicas.
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