Most men over 50 years old experience difficulties associated with potency. There is nothing surprising here, as it happens due to the aging of the organism. However, not always erectile dysfunction is associated only with old age, in most cases, the problem with potency is associated with diseases that older men start suffering from. Canadian Health&Care Mall has selected the necessary information on this matter for you.
Reasons for decreasing of potency after 50
- Low level of sex hormones. Reduced production of sex hormones starts approximately after 25 years. This process is irreversible, and subsequently, most men lack the hormones that affect sexual function. However, in the early years, hormone reduction is not noticeable for men, but after 50 years androgen deficiency manifests itself;
- Vasoconstriction. With age, the vessels lose their elasticity and are narrowing. As a result, the flow of blood through the vessels slows down, which is primarily evident deterioration of potency, as blood flows into the penis through small vessels;
- Cardiovascular diseases. The inability of the organism to control the blood cholesterol level provokes its accumulation on the walls of blood vessels, leading to strokes and heart attacks, coronary artery disease. Even if a man does not suffer from any cardiovascular disease, with age, the heart muscle becomes weaker and less workable, that is why blood circulation to the genitals is deteriorating. Good blood circulation is one of the main factors of good potency;
- Diseases of the sexual sphere: such diseases as prostatitis, urethritis, etc., which older men tend to suffer, are the cause of the weakening of potency.