Based on the latest researches, erectile dysfunction is diagnosed in about 20% of men in their thirtieth. Hence, the age is not the only factor that influences men’s ability to get and sustain an erection. So what makes young men deal with ED? What are the possible reasons for failure in bed?
Common reasons for ED in men younger than 40
Erection and male sex drive depend on both physical and emotional health of an individual. Even serious stress may deprive a man of the possibility to have sex.
The following list illustrates the most widespread reasons for erectile dysfunction in 30-years-old men:
- It is obvious that a person with excessive weight has wrong eating habits. Hence, the probability that he eats too much food rich in bad cholesterol is very high. Such people are very likely to suffer from atherosclerosis – an ailment, which worsens the circulation of blood within the human body. In case atherosclerosis has affected the blood vessels leading to the penile area, a man may become unable to get a firm and lasting erection.
- Drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol is a nervous system depressant. It slows down the transition of signals from the peripheral nerves to the brain. Binge drinking may lower the sensitivity of the penis, which in its turn doesn’t give the possibility to the brain to give an adequate reaction to the stimulation. Hence, the erection may be weak or absent at all.
- Hormonal imbalance. Male potency depends on the amounts of testosterone in the blood. If it’s not enough, the likelihood of poor erection gets very high. Furthermore, you will definitely have problems with libido too.
- It’s no secret that men in their 30-s need to work a lot to reach the success in their career. However, much work means much stress. The stress hormone called cortisol is needed to support the body in a stressful situation. Yet if it is secreted on the regular basis, cortisol may negatively affect male sexual abilities thus becoming the cause of impotence.
These are only some of the possible ED causes in men at the age of 30. A consultation with a medical specialist can help you define your reason for experiencing the erection problems and find the best option for managing the disease.