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Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Odewaleadesoye(m): 4:31pm On Jan 23
Medical experts say the inability of men to have a satisfying sex life as they age is often due to low testosterone, damage to the blood vessels and nerves in the male organs.

The experts noted that these challenges usually lead to a lack of sex drive and erectile dysfunction.

According to them, diabetes, hypertension, obesity can also negatively affect males’ sexual performance.

Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise, a Consultant Urologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr. Oluwaseun Akinola said erectile dysfunction is common among men from age 50 but is hardly discussed because of stigmatisation.

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse.

Explaining, he said, “There are three things that could affect a male’s sexual performance and they have equal importance. Number one is the hormone. The hormone of the male is testosterone that is responsible for the desire to have sex and maintain an erection.

“Secondly, we have the blood vessels in the male genital organ, with arteries and veins and you have the nerves which carry the signals and all these things need to be working perfectly for a man to have a good erection. But, if anything affects them, it can affect the sexual performance of a man.


“Whenever you have a combination of diabetes, high blood sugar, they can affect the function of the nerves in the genital organ and it could lead to erectile problems.

If you have problems with the blood vessels, it can lead to problems with sexual performance.”The Urologist also noted that obesity can affect sexual performance by damaging the blood vessels and decreasing testosterone.

“Obesity is related to poor management of sugar in the body, something we refer to as metabolic syndrome and can lead to diabetes which can affect the nerves.

“The important thing is for a man to see what can improve the functions of the hormones, nerves, veins and help reduce obesity.

Things that will make you healthier are generally good for sexual health. So, weight loss, exercise, eating the right food can help. Exercise reduces obesity which can affect hormones as well.

“What happens in men that are fat is that testosterone produced by the body can be converted by the fat cells into estrogen and it can affect erectile function, even the desire to have sex.

“When a man presents with this problem, you have to find out what is causing the problem. Sometimes, you can reverse it and if addressed early enough,”
he said.

Speaking further, Dr. Akinola said age is a risk factor for erectile dysfunction among men; “as the age increases, erectile dysfunction increases and several studies have confirmed this.”

A study published in the Turkish Journal of Urology shows that the severity of erectile dysfunction is directly related to vascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, smoking, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus.

The study noted that the median prevalence of erectile dysfunction was calculated as 33 percent among all males greater than or equal to 40 years of age.

When subjects were stratified by age; median prevalence rates of erectile dysfunction were 17 percent for 40–49 years, 35.5 percent for 50–59 years, 68.8 percent for 60–69 years, and 82.9 percent for males greater than or equal to 70 years.

“We believe that a greater understanding of the epidemiological surveys of the prevalence of ED and its associations will help clinicians to look outside our specialty for strategies to improve male sexual function in order to improve their quality of life.

“It is crucial to take a more global approach to the management of ED, one that focuses not only on chronic diseases but also men’s sexual quality of life,” the researchers said.

Dr. Akinola added that 50 per cent of men aged 50 experience some degrees of erectile problems.

“It’s quite a common thing but to prevent it, you have to target what we refer to as modifiable risk factors. These are things that target your arteries, veins, and nerves.

The important takeaway message for men trying to improve their sexual performance is the importance of being in good health and exercising,” Akinola said.

According to him, some common medications can also have negative effects on male libido and erection.

He said the sexual performance of a man may be decreased by drugs that block the testosterone.

“Any medication that will alter the hormones in the body can affect sexual function. Any medication that lowers testosterone can do that. Some other medications that can cause erectile dysfunction are common blood pressure medications such as beta-blockers.

“It is advisable to discuss with your doctor if you notice a decline in your erectile function after starting a new medicine,” he said.

Source: https://healthwise.punchng.com/why-men-suffer-erectile-dysfunction-low-sex-drive-as-they-age-experts/

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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Bola146(f): 4:36pm On Jan 23
grin wahala lipsrsealed couples looking for the fruits of the womb should notice this, it's a must the husbands should go for medical tests too not only the wives

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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:33pm On Jan 23
Men should watch what they eat and they should try to exercise.
It's very important.

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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:09am On Jan 24
Bola146:
grin wahala lipsrsealed couples looking for the fruits of the womb should notice this, it's a must the husbands should go for medical tests too not only the wives
Well said.

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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Chloraseptic: 8:26am On Jan 24
Bola146:
grin wahala lipsrsealed couples looking for the fruits of the womb should notice this, it's a must the husbands should go for medical tests too not only the wives

ED doesn't cause low sperm count..q

Porn induced erectile dysfunction (PIED) must be talked about too.. I have had first hand experience with it.

For younger ones below 40, stay away from porn and if possible masturbation for a period of time say 3 months and see if your erection don't tear your boxers by kissing alone..

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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by NairalandProf(m): 8:29am On Jan 24
Chloraseptic:


ED doesn't cause low sperm count..q

Porn induced erectile dysfunction (PIED) must be talked about too.. I have had first hand experience with it.

For younger ones below 40, stay away from porn and if possible masturbation for a period of time say 3 months and see if your erection don't tear your boxers by kissing alone..
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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Nobody: 9:14pm On Jan 24
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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by inoki247: 9:17pm On Jan 24
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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Faller: 9:17pm On Jan 24
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2braithe:


Where was masturbation talked about in the post?


They don't need to mention it.. You and I know that where there's masturbation and porn, then Erectile dysfunction is around the corner

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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Drsnives(m): 9:19pm On Jan 24
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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Mjanee(f): 9:20pm On Jan 24
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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by crio: 9:21pm On Jan 24
Men drink and smoke a lot. These are the major reasons they have dysfunctional erections.

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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Jefferyhi86(m): 9:22pm On Jan 24
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Re: Why Men Suffer Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive As They Age – Experts by Yusufemrys: 9:23pm On Jan 24
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