Is masturbation Related to Impotence?

This article is from the Chinese Air Force General Hospital, Urology Department, Doctor: Li Xianchu

Masturbation seems to be an eternal topic. Some traditional medicine in Asia thinks masturbation can lead to stomach nourishing, but modern medicine thinks that proper masturbation does not harm health and can also relieve sexual repression.

However, everything has its own degree. masturbation too frequently and improperly will also damage the physical and mental health.

If frequent masturbation becomes a habit and even believes that masturbation can replace sex life, it is easy to cause mental burden and difficult to extricate oneself, resulting in guilt and self-blame psychology, leading to mental damage.

In addition, excessive masturbation can cause some urogenital diseases, sexual neurasthenia, etc.

But what should attract the attention of male friends in particular is that masturbation, such as overexertion, will lead to a decrease in sensitivity of penis, and at the same time will cause symptoms such as mental stress and excessive ideological burden, which can lead to impotence in severe cases.

Several Important Factors Causing Impotence

Mental nerve factor

Such as childhood sexual trauma, or lack of sexual knowledge when newly married, tension and anxiety, or discord between husband and wife, family relations are not harmonious; Excessive mental or physical exertion, or adverse mental stimulation, such as excessive depression, sadness, fear, etc., or self-indulgence’s sexual desire, excessive sexual life, etc., can cause cerebral cortex dysfunction and impotence.

Neurological disorders

Hypothalamic-pituitary tumors or tumors in other parts, local brain damage, such as localized epilepsy, encephalitis, cerebral hemorrhage oppression, spinal cord injury, Spinal cord tumor, chronic alcoholism, multiple sclerosis, pelvic surgery injury of peripheral autonomic nerves, etc. can lead to impotence.

Endocrine lesion

Such as diabetes, pituitary insufficiency, injury of testis or hypofunction, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, adrenal insufficiency can lead to impotence.

Pathological changes of genitourinary organs

Such as prostatitis, prostatic hyperplasia, epididymitis, varicocele, etc. can often lead to impotence. Some middle-aged and elderly patients suffer impotence due to prostatitis and prostatic hyperplasia.

Drug effect

Clinically, many drugs have inhibitory effects on sexual function, such as reserpine, Guanethidine, digoxin, diazepam (diazepam), furosemide (furosemide), metoclopramide, etc. can cause impotence.

Chronic fatigue

Fatigue can cause impotence because muscle fatigue or psychogenic fatigue caused by excessive brain use, depression, anxiety and tension interferes with the arousal of sexual desire, including decreased brain function inhibiting sexual interest, decreased excitability of emotional center of cortical limbic system, and decreased sexual excitation due to decreased secretion of gonadotropin in pituitary and androgen in testis.

Timely treatment, standardized treatment and confidence building are the “three principles” for impotence treatment.

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