Impotence and menopause are sometimes very scary words for any man after 45 years. Many believe that these are inextricably linked concepts, and that one is a consequence of the other. Moreover, at the first signs of impotence, many men put an end to their sexual life, thinking that "the time has come".
However, do not forget about the possibilities of modern medicine and in general that the very concept of "impotence" is very relative. And if the menopause in women is more or less clear and it can be quite accurately determined by a specific time period, then the male menopause is difficult to finally confirm. It would be more accurate to say that menopause has many exceptions, when even after a long break in a man suddenly woke up the opportunity for new sexual achievements.
First of all, you should decide what is the male menopause and why it can not be directly associated with impotence. So, menopause in men is a consequence of the physiological process of aging of the body. Gradually, there is a decrease in sexual desire, an erection weakens, and orgasmic experiences decrease more and more. At the same time, over time, the volume of seminal fluid becomes smaller and the number of active spermatozoa decreases. This moment comes, usually unnoticed, often with impaired urination and accelerated ejaculation. The final result of the entire climactic process is not only the absence of an erection, but also the complete sterility of the man. This is an unavoidable process. And no matter how sad it is to realize this to every man, it will definitely come.
Another question is, when exactly can a man be considered in a state of menopause? After all, there are often cases when even after 60 years a man remains strong in bed, without resorting to medical drugs and other means. Therefore, it is important to understand that impotence in adulthood is not necessarily the onset of physiological menopause!
If we talk about a separate symptom, then erectile dysfunction is a pathological process caused by external causes. As a rule, these are vascular changes in the penis as a result of cystitis or prostatitis. Other causes are hormonal disorders, spinal injuries, and medication. Even psychoemotional disorders or just a long-term stressful state can cause impotence. All these are separate negative factors that deprive a man of considering himself complete, and not at all age-related changes, like menopause. And let every man know: any impotence can and should be treated, because this is a pathological change, and it has nothing to do with the mechanism of male menopause, although the first is a symptom of the second.
Now medicine has offered many successful ways to treat impotence, even long-term existing. Such treatment must necessarily be comprehensive and aimed at the change in the body of a man, which caused the violations. In some cases, this helps to restore sexual function, thereby refuting false conclusions about the onset of menopause.
The final result of all of the above, perhaps, should be clear to all interested men. Even if some unpleasant changes in sexual life suddenly began to appear, associated with a decrease in erectile function, this is not a reason to consider your body on the threshold of menopause. This is a reason to seek medical help and find out the cause of the violations. A common misconception, in which the concepts of "impotence" and "male menopause" are identified, believing that one can not be without the other, can play a cruel joke with a man who did not pay due attention to his own health.