There was a time that weak erection or impotence was seen as a guy’s worst nightmare.
However, now that nutrition and medicine has advanced considerably, it is no longer a scary problem. Impotence is a problem that can be treated, and in some cases you don’t even need meds.
Don’t just rush out and buy expensive and potentially dangerous meds. You can try some natural remedies first to deal with this problem.
What Is The Definition Of Weak Erection/Impotence?
Previously impotence was solely defined as the inability for a man to get an erection, now the definition has included the inability for a man to sustain an erection during sexual intercourse.
Impotence comes in two forms: primary and secondary.
With primary impotence, a sufferer struggles to have strong enough erections to start sexual intercourse. This type of impotence is sometimes caused by extreme psychological factors like severe anxiety, intense fear of intimacy and extreme feelings of guilt.
As for secondary impotence, it is defined as losing your erection after some time during sexual intercourse. This type is a lot more common. This is what is commonly referred to as weak erection.
Men that are suffering from secondary impotence are able to have sexual intercourse for about 25% of the time the attempt. This type of impotence gradually rears itself and is usually easier to treat than primary impotence.
What Are The Causes Of Weak Erections?
Even though impotence tends to affect middle-aged and older men more than young men, it can affect men of any age. Here are some of the known causes of impotence:
According to some research studies, about 70% of all serious impotence cases as well as weak erection cases are caused by the following diseases:
- Kidney diseases
- Endocrine disorders
- Vascular diseases
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neurological diseases
Medical researchers estimate that 50% – 60% of men with unmanaged diabetes are impotent.
One important thing that you must realize is that impotence is usually a symptom of a bigger health problem. This means that if you have become impotent or you are consistently having weak erections then you need to first visit a doctor for a medical checkup.
There are some prescription meds that are used to treat depression, ulcers, prostate cancers and high blood pressure and also over the counter meds that are meant to fight baldness or help in fat loss have side effects that include impotence.
In this scenario, you would keep struggling with impotence as long as you are using such meds.
Sometimes surgery on areas around the pelvis, prostate, spinal cord and bladder could result in impotence if it damages important arteries, nerves, muscles and tissues responsible for causing an erection.
Alcohol, Cigarettes And Hard Meds
One common and over-looked causes of impotence is smoking cigarette. You need to quit smoking once you have started struggling with getting or maintain your erections during sexual intercourse.
It also the same with alcohol and hard meds like cocaine and heroin; as a matter of fact, more than 85% of men that use cocaine on a regular basis are impotent.
But if you make use of any recreational meds, you are likely to have bigger health issues than just weak erections or impotence.
As we men grow older, our level of some hormones gradually reduces. This reduction is gradual but it starts becoming noticeable when a man enter his fifties (50s).
Scientists believe that low testosterone is to blame for most irregular impotence problems in older men.
There are also studies that have revealed that low testosterone can contribute to a host of other sexual performance issues such as low sex drive and premature ejaculation.
Some researchers estimate that 10% – 20% of cases of impotence are as a result of different psychological factors some of which include:
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety (performance and general anxieties)
In these scenarios, the body is okay but the healthy man has difficulties in achieving or maintaining an erection.
A man’s level of comfort is also a factor when it comes to sustaining an erection during sexual intercourse. Things like being bored, negative feelings towards your woman or marital problems could also contribute to the problem of impotency.
The good news is that impotence caused by psychological factors is always temporary. Once the underlying factor has been resolved, your erections would be back to normal.
You can conduct a simple test to know if impotence is caused by psychological factors.
The Postage Stamp Test
This test lets you know if impotence is caused by actual problems with your body or psychological factors.
During the night, a man usually gets multiple erections. These erections are involuntary and it is an indicator that everything is okay with the arteries, muscles and nerves that are responsible for erection and the cause of the impotence is likely to be psychological.
To do this test, get a small stamp, wet it on the stick side with water and affix it along or around your flaccid penis, last thing before you sleep.
If the stamp has torn into two or it is no longer in place in the morning then it means that you had an erection when you were sleeping.
How To Treat Weak Erections/Impotence Without Prescription Meds
The common thing to do is to ask your doctor to give you prescription meds but before you do that try these methods.
Vacuum “Air” Penis Pump
A vacuum “air” penis pump is a device that is made up of a glass or plastic cylinder, pump and a rubber ring or band. This device helps you to get an instant erection on demand.
This is the way it works: you put your penis inside the cylinder and you use the pump to remove air from the cylinder. This creates a vacuum around the penis and this causes blood to rush into the penis causing an instant erection.
The moment you achieve an erection, you would have to wear an elastic rubber ring at the base of your penis. This ring is called cock ring. It is used to trap blood in the penis to maintain your erection and give you sufficient time to have sexual intercourse.
Vacuum “air” penis pumps work amazingly well for men with impotence. Although when you first start using it you might have some discomfort with the rubber ring which you would get used to later on.
The leaves and seeds of pumpkin is locally known as Ugwu in Nigeria. It is very useful in treating weak erections/impotence.
To start with, pumpkin leaves are regarded as being a blood purifier because it helps in promoting the production of more blood and encourages good blood circulation.
There are some men whose frequent weak erections are because they are Anaemic. They don’t know that their problem is caused by poor circulation of blood to the genital area. So, consuming pumpkin leaves may help correct this deficiency.
To get the best benefit from pumpkin leaves, you should just juice the leaves which squeeze out the liquid – the drink a full glass cup, 2 or 3 times in week. Some men add honey or milk to improve its taste, this okay if you are not used to bitter taste.
After two months of drinking the squeezed juice of pumpkin leaves you are likely to notice clear improvements.
If you have used these alternative remedies and you are still not having the results that you want, then you would have to see a doctor.
As you can see impotence/weak erection is a condition that can be treated. It is up to you to take action and eliminate this sexual problem from your life.