You “got it up” last time. But tonight, you can’t.
You are worried – worried that you are now impotent. And will never get it up again.
So you are wondering…
“Did I just develop erectile dysfunction all of a sudden?
It depends. Here’s how to tell…
Just like male pattern baldness is a gradual process that plays out over time… so does erectile dysfunction – in most cases.
Signs of erectile dysfunction (i.e. softer or/and less frequent occurring erections, lower sex drive) begin to pop up after a considerable decline in your nitric oxide and testosterone production.
(Nitric oxide is the gas molecule that signals the arteries in your penis to open up to enable blood to enter… and testosterone is the male sex hormone).
Both these vital, masculine sex molecules start breaking down when you are age 25 and continues its descend with each passing year… until it hits a “breaking point” usually in your 40s or 50s.
And that’s when your really notice a change in your sex life!
But erectile dysfunction may not always be caused by physical changes in hormones and chemicals, it can also be psychological too.
Depression, stress and anxiety can trigger weaker erections.
Stress and anxiety, however, are temporary conditions that could be alleviated fast.
Depression, on the other hand, is a longer lasting condition that’s harder to fix.
That’s because depression suppresses the sex brain hormones (like serotonin, dopamine, amongst others) that put you in the mood to want sex.
(Once in the mood, these chemicals that’s produced in your brain then sends signals to your genitals to release the nitric oxide to form an erection)
Another reason you may not be able to get it up all of a sudden is because you may not be “mentally” aroused by the sight of your partner or maybe the stimulus you are using to get aroused – like porn -just no longer gets you sexually excited anymore.
Another trigger could be medication related – the hair loss drug, Finasteride, the prostate drug, Proscar, and many other prescription drugs can reduce your erectile function.
Make sure to discuss the side effects of any medication you are on with your physician.
Also, if you find yourself suddenly only getting a partial erection or no erection at all… first you need to get a proper diagnosis if you are suffering any stress, anxieties or depression.
Herbs and supplements that can alleviate anxiety, stress, depression to boost your sexual performance:
Ashwagandha, panax ginseng, astragulas, holy basil leaf, rhodiola rosea, eleutherococcus, schisandra fruit, amla fruit, maca root