Causes of impotence in men at 40: first symptoms and treatment

Impotence in men at the age of 40, as a rule, is a consequence of an improper lifestyle - bad habits (alcohol and smoking), stress and nervous tension, depression, disturbed sleep and rest.

A man at 40 is an accomplished personality who, in the overwhelming majority of cases, has practically everything: family, wife, children, hobbies, a certain circle of friends, etc. However, men after 40 often have problems of an intimate plan, which significantly darkens life.

There are many reasons that lead to impotence (erectile dysfunction), and they are all divided into physiological reasons related to health, and psychological factors based on the internal state of the stronger sex.

So, what are the causes of impotence in men at the age of 40, and what symptoms indicate a sexual disorder? What preventive measures will help prevent the weakening of male strength, and what can be done at home?

Male abilities

elderly couple in bed

By nature it is laid that men have a slightly higher sexual performance in bed than women. The ability to bear children, ideally, can be preserved at all until old age.

However, this is in theory, in fact, in many representatives of the strong half, by the age of forty, erectile function is significantly weakened, there is a short duration of sexual intercourse, premature ejaculation, and a decrease in sexual desire.

Medical statistics claim that men at the age of 41 have sexual dysfunctions of one degree or another. If the problem is ignored, the situation will deteriorate extremely, leading to the fact that men become impotent.

Testosterone is a male hormone that has a direct impact on the sexual performance of the stronger sex.

Until about 30 years of age, the level of the hormone in the body is high, but starting from 40-42 years, the testosterone content in the blood gradually decreases. And over the years, there will be a downward trend, which in turn leads to age-related impotence.

However, the level of the hormone depends not only on age, the following aspects can affect its concentration in the body:

  • Irregularity of intimate life.
  • Taking medications that include synthetic testosterone (this moment negatively affects the production of your own hormone).
  • Alcoholic drinks, drugs, cigarettes.
  • Inflammatory pathologies of the genitourinary system.
  • Excess weight.

All these detrimental factors negatively affect the overall functionality of the body, as a result of which the development of menopause in men is accelerated. In other words, male menopause is erectile dysfunction, as a result of which it is impossible to have children.

Menopause in men is not a decrease in sexual activity in bed, it is a period when a critical level of testosterone in the body is observed.

In some men, problems with erectile function develop abruptly at 43, while others experience a gradual increase in the disorder. The reasons for this lie not only in external factors, but also in hereditary predisposition.

Erectile dysfunction symptoms

bad mood due to erectile dysfunction

Before finding out why impotence develops after 40 years, it is necessary to consider the symptoms indicating sexual dysfunctions in representatives of the strong half of humanity.

"The first bells", signaling problems with male powers, can be observed after 40 years of age. But not always a man can identify them, respectively, to take the necessary measures to prevent impotence.

Therefore, it is not at all surprising that ignoring problems leads to complete impotence at the age of 44. The signs of impotence in men are as follows:

  1. It is not possible to achieve a full-fledged erect state: the genital organ during the entire sexual intercourse is not firm enough, or an erection is rapidly disappearing.
  2. The man is sexually aroused, wants to have sex, but the penis remains lifeless and lethargic, as a result of which there is no way to enter the woman and have sexual intercourse.
  3. Against the background of a hard erection, there is no ejaculation.
  4. The inability to perform repeated intercourse, since it is impossible to achieve a high-quality erection.
  5. Decreased sexual desire for the opposite sex, lack of desire to have sex.

Such symptoms at the age of 45 indicate that you need to consult a doctor for advice, respectively, for certain treatment in order to restore erectile function and your capabilities in bed.

Such difficulties in men require adequate therapy. Only in this case it will be possible to restore potency and improve erection.

Why do men become impotent?

It is generally accepted that impotence is the lot of older men who have a history of many chronic diseases and other pathologies. However, practice shows that impotence does not depend on age, and both a 20-year-old boy and a 46-year-old man can suffer from it.

As mentioned above, there is a long list of reasons that contribute to the decline in male abilities. As a rule, erectile dysfunction is the result of a combination of several depressing factors.

At the age of 47, the causes of sexual disorders, in the overwhelming majority of clinical pictures, are various diseases that directly or indirectly affect sexual performance.

The following pathologies can lead to impotence:

  • Violation of the functionality of the central nervous system, hormonal imbalance, diabetes mellitus, prostate adenoma, chronic or acute prostatitis.
  • Inflammatory processes of the genitourinary system, sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Arterial hypertension, pathology of the circulatory system, problems with the cardiovascular system.

Taking some medications leads to a deterioration in erection. These include anabolics, drugs for the treatment of diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension, diuretics and other drugs.

Bad habits like smoking and alcohol over time lead to impaired blood circulation in the body. Accordingly, this aspect significantly weakens the sexual capabilities of men.

Despite the fact that psychological erectile dysfunction most often occurs at a young age, it is also possible that at 48 years of age, psychological moments become the etiology of sexual impotence: fear of failure in bed, depression, neurosis, etc.

Getting rid of impotence is not easy, but possible. The treatment regimen will depend on the underlying cause that led to the weakening of sexual power.

Treatment methods for impotence

poor potency in men

Perhaps the most terrible thing in the life of any man is the weakening of an erection. And many are embarrassed to visit a doctor, so they start taking aggressive erection stimulants.

Medications are effective, and for a certain time they help to cope with the problem and again feel like a man. However, they do not affect the causes of the pathological failure, and can lead to psychological dependence, which will only exacerbate the situation.

At the age of 49, to restore potency, you need to approach the issue comprehensively, changing your lifestyle. Methods for eliminating sexual dysfunction in men:

  1. Balanced diet. It is necessary to include in the menu healthy foods that are enriched with proteins, minerals and vitamins. Eliminate fatty, fried, smoked and salty foods.
  2. Physical activity. The following activities have a positive effect on sexual function: cycling, Kegel exercises, slow running, brisk walking, swimming.
  3. Quit smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages.

For the accelerated restoration of erectile function, it is recommended to take herbal preparations - biologically active supplements that will compensate for the deficiency of vitamins, give energy and strength.

It should be remembered that regular sex is the key to maintaining a high level of sexual strength, as well as increased testosterone production in the body.

Preventive actions

meat as a prevention of impotence

Practice shows that if you take care of your sexual health from a young age, then many problems in adulthood can be avoided. There are certain rules and guidelines to help prevent sexual dysfunction.

First, it is necessary to treat any chronic diseases in a timely manner. Any pathology that does not concern the genital area can lead to erectile dysfunction in men in a chronic course.

Secondly, you need to eat right, play sports, visit a urologist or andrologist every six months (even if nothing bothers you), observe a sleep and rest regimen.

Products that increase potency:

  • Ginger tea, seafood.
  • Vegetables and fruits, herbs.
  • Quail eggs, natural honey.
  • Pine and walnuts, lamb.
  • Pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate.

If objectively, then 40 years is the peak of sexual activity of the stronger sex, which should not be overshadowed by problems of an intimate nature.

Topical preparations for men, such as sprays or gels, which act quickly, will help to return to the "sexual order". Due to the active components, such funds provoke a stable erection.