Male function problems are often seen as a problem for older men, but the truth is that men of any age can experience a less-than-stellar performance from time to time. While a bedroom flop might seem like a reason for panic, men who have only occasional bouts of unresponsiveness may want to look at some other aspects of their lifestyle. Some non-ED causes of performance problems are detailed below, along with some simple suggestions for improved male organ health.
8 Non-ED causes of male function problems:
Male function problems are not always related to male dysfunction per se. Other factors related to a man’s physical and emotional health can lead to temporary issues in the bedroom, including:
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1. Alcohol use – While a drink or two can help to break the ice and move things toward the bedroom more quickly, overdoing it can have an unintended and unfortunate effect. Alcohol is a depressant, or downer, and one of the victims of the “downer” effect is the ability to become firm. Men who have romantic intentions for the evening should keep their consumption to no more than 2 drinks in order to avoid an embarrassing end to an evening.
2. Smoking – Smoking wreaks havoc on the body in numerous ways, including hardening and narrowing the blood vessels, interfering with neural activity and reducing a man’s stamina. Crushing out the butts is a proactive step toward overall better health, not to mention improved reproductive ability.
3. Stress – The pressures of maintaining a job, caring for a family, studying for exams, or anything else that keeps a man up at night can cause chemical stress reactions that tend to interfere with reproductive ability. Reducing stress or finding better ways to cope can help to improve a man’s ability to react to stimulation.
4. Poor circulation – Reduced circulation to the male organ, whether due to excess body fat, reduced heart function, or just sitting at a desk for too long can restrict blood flow and result in at least temporary reduction in intimate action.
5. Depression – Depression and other emotional or mood disorders can manifest as loss of reproductive ability; on the flip side, loss of function can actually lead to depression. In either case, treating the depression with counseling and/or medication may help.
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6. Relationship issues – Whether faced with partner conflict or just an old relationship in which the coupling just doesn’t feel new and exciting any more, a man who is not feeling comfortable with his mate may not feel aroused every time the occasion calls for it. Couples counseling – or even a change in partners – might provide the answer in this case.
7. Medications – Finally, certain prescription medications can lead to loss of function; when medications are in the mix, talking to a doctor about an alternative may help to resolve the issue.