Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Prostate arises, as a rule, for two reasons: infection and blood stasis in the prostate gland. Approximately 40% of men aged 40 years or more have some signs of prostatitis.
The first, and perhaps the surest sign of prostatitis is difficulty or painful urination. The second sign accompanying prostatitis is a decrease in potency . How does this manifest itself? Although the risks of developing complete impotence are not great, prostatitis affects the quality and duration of erection. Plus, prostatitis contributes to accelerated ejaculation and worn orgasm (its complete absence), which adversely affect sexual intercourse. Further, the lack of satisfaction or inability to long-term intercourse can lead to a decrease in potency against the background of sexual failures. It is important to break this chain in time, starting with the treatment of prostatitis and increase potency .
The role of the prostate in achieving erection
With long-term (chronic) prostatitis, scars are formed in the prostate, which reduce the conductivity of the numerous receptors responsible for driving impulses, which are responsible for erection and ejaculation.
The role of the prostate in the hormonal balance
Not long ago, the theory was advanced that the prostate not only regulates testosterone production, but also produces testosterone itself. In the absence of evidence, this remains only a theory. But it is absolutely certain that in the prostate glands, testosterone is transformed into its more active form, 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone.
We draw conclusions: prostatitis threatens the potency and healthy sexual relations. Therefore, at the first signs of prostatitis, it is important to promptly contact the urologist, otherwise you can run the disease to chance and wait for the most unpleasant outcome.