Potency covers all the functions of the body necessary for procreation. Violation of even one of them leads to serious malfunctions in the reproductive system, affects the general physical and psychological state of a man.
If you know how to test potency, you will identify the problem in the early stages and take action.
Contrary to popular belief, potency and erection are not synonymous. The first is a complex of reactions of the male body:
- healthy sex drive;
- erection that occurs with sexual stimulation;
- normal duration of sexual intercourse;
- the ability to control intimacy;
- ejaculation and a decrease in tension after it;
- a short period of erection recovery between sexual acts.
To check the state of men’s health, it is enough to trace the reaction to pathogens. If there are no problems with any of the points, you don’t have to worry. However, for complete peace of mind, it is worth passing a couple of simple tests. The test will reveal erectile dysfunction or impotence.
Difference Between Impotence and Dysfunction
The terms erectile dysfunction and impotence are also often used interchangeably. Denoting one problem, these violations nevertheless describe its different states.
Dysfunction indicates a decrease in the quality and duration of erection. In parallel with this, symptoms such as lack of sexual desire, minimization of the frequency of spontaneous arousal, and premature ejaculation may occur. The reasons can be age-related changes in the body and external factors (stress, ecology, injuries, passive lifestyle).
It is characteristic that with the development of dysfunction, sexual intimacy is possible. Often the duration or intensity of the sensation is reduced, a certain posture is required.
Impotence is the final stage of erectile dysfunction. It is defined as complete impotence – the inability to have sexual intercourse.
The danger is that the first manifestations of dysfunction are often ignored. In the absence of a solution, frustration quickly develops into impotence.
It is not customary to talk about problems of this nature, let alone advertise them. Patients often ask questions like: how to check erectile function at home yourself.
The definition of “check it yourself” means a test without the involvement of a doctor and medicines.
There are two ways to self-test for erectile dysfunction:
- porn test;
- paper ring test.
In the first case, a man will need privacy in a room with low lighting and watching a pornographic video. During the session, you will need to monitor the fact of the onset of an erection, the rate of increase in excitation and the stability of an erection. If a member does not respond to the images presented in the video, or reacts weakly, then there are difficulties.
The paper ring potency test for men is more popular. To identify the problem in this way, you will need to make a ring from a strip of paper. The diameter of the circle should be equal to the thickness of the penis at rest.
The ring is then placed on the penis, which is subjected to sexual stimulation. When a healthy erection occurs, the paper will tear. Problems will be indicated by the opposite result.
Checking with vasomotor drugs
An impotence test performed at home may not give a result. Then you need to contact a specialist. Under the supervision of a urologist, a vasoactive substance is injected into the cavernous bodies of the penis, which provokes an erection. For a uniform effect of the drug, after the injection, an organ massage is performed.
The state of complete excitement occurs in 10-15 minutes and lasts about an hour. Upon the onset of an erection, the doctor measures the reaction rate of the penis and the strength of the excitation. The testimony of a man is recorded, who must compare how different his usual erection is from the pharmacological one.
Diagnosis of erectile function
The most accurate method for monitoring is biothesiometry . To test potency, it is best to undergo this type of diagnosis.
The essence of biothesiometry is that the male penis is affected by vibrations. This determines the degree of sensitivity of nerve endings. If the reaction to manipulation is weak, this indicates a reduced sensitivity, which can cause impotence.
Biothesiometry can be performed on a regular basis. This can detect the development of complications in the early stages and quickly eliminate them.
With the help of x-rays , the condition of the vascular tissue and the patency of the channels are determined . A special liquid (contrast) is injected into the vessels, which allows you to see the passage of blood through them in the pictures.
Causes of dysfunction
It is believed that impotence is a diagnosis of older men, resulting from age-related changes. However, the age of patients with this type of problem is constantly decreasing. It is not uncommon for young people to be diagnosed with impotence. If you display a single list of causes of difficulties with potency, it will include:
- sedentary lifestyle;
- abundance in the diet of fatty, fried foods;
- alcohol abuse;
- drug use;
- negative impact of environmental factors;
- constant stress;
- irregular daily routine, leading to general weakness and lack of a healthy craving;
- overweight men;
- age-related failures in the operation of systems.
These factors lead to a one-time disorder. However, in the brain of a man, information about failure is laid. This leads to even more stress, which only increases the negative effect.
Ways to self-improve
If a complication is detected in the early stages, you can get rid of it quickly and free of charge. To do this, it will be enough to exclude all factors destructive for erectile function from the patient’s life.
To restore men’s health, you will need to reconsider the rhythm of life, cleanse yourself of toxins, give up bad habits, and avoid stress. You will need to change your diet, find time for exercise. You can use folk remedies.
Having excluded fatty and fried foods from the menu, a man should add preservatives and smoked meats to this list. Products useful for potency:
- lean meat/fish;
- nuts (different types);
- ginger root;
Dishes are best steamed, baked or boiled. It is important to drink plenty of fluids to maintain circulation.
Physical exercises are understood as daily exercises that improve overall tone, exercises aimed at enhancing erectile function.
In no case should you understand the need for physical activity as a call for exhausting workouts and increased loads. A sudden mode switch can have the opposite effect.
A set of exercises aimed at increasing male strength can be performed at home or in the gym. It will take a little time for this:
- Lying on your back, hands at the seams, palms down, raise and bring your legs behind your head. Fix the pose for 45-60 seconds. Do 3 sets.
- Sit on a chair, back straight, feet firmly pressed to the floor. Tighten the muscles of the perineum, buttocks and anus. Fix the position for 15 seconds. Do 5 sets.
- Sitting on a chair, tilt the body slightly forward. Tighten your abdominal muscles and freeze for 15 seconds. Do 5 sets.
The complex can be repeated several times a day at a convenient time. In the evening, at least 90 minutes before bedtime.
Traditional medicine uses different means. Among them, it is easy to choose the right one:
- pour crushed leaves and dandelion inflorescences with boiling water, drink 200 ml, cold, after eating;
- nettle leaves and stalks are poured with boiling water and finely chopped, then rubbed with salt and olive oil into a gruel. Use 1 tablespoon three times a day;
- over low heat, bring to a boil a mixture of St. John’s wort leaves with water, cool and take 100 ml three times a day.
Before embarking on this treatment, you must consult and obtain the permission of a doctor.
Dotsenko Dmitry Andreevich, urologist
“Of course, it is better not to bring to drug treatment – regular checks are necessary. It is necessary to observe the correct mode of the day, eat normally. Don’t forget the environmental impact.
The doctor will determine the cause of the disorder and prescribe remedies for treatment. But what it will be, exercise therapy, tea from St. John’s wort, Viagra or Papaverine, depends on the individual condition of the patient. If the treatment is carried out independently and by dubious methods, complications cannot be avoided.
The first manifestations of problems with erectile function are often ignored, attributed to stress or the influence of alcohol. However, this should be a signal for an immediate check-up with a doctor.
The sooner the problem is identified, the sooner it will be treated.