IS PROSTATE PROBLEM AND ERECTION RELATED?
As you know by now that the main role of the prostate is to make and squeeze the semen into the urethra canal and muscles the fluid out of the gland. So without a prostate, there's no discharge! This often is mistaken as no erections or libido loss. As mentioned earlier, it's a misconception!
The reason behind is; the urethra running in the middle from the bladder down to the glands (where you pee or ejaculate) is being clamped by enlarge prostate. Hence, causing its inability to let things flow through smoothly. In addition, if the prostate gland is infected or inflamed and that pain gets to the scrotum, anus, groin, lower back, thighs and abdomen, it can dampen sexual pleasures and/or sexual desires. Frequent preventing of ejaculations may cause engorged and congestive prostate to take place and that may cause inability to ejaculate. Likewise a sudden explosive and marathon sex after celibating for a period of time will over drive the prostate and the penis.
Similarly you will notice that your penis is no longer as erect as it used to be and seems not as eager. Many older men find that their ejaculations are either powerless or the message to climax is not as strong as ever. Others discover that it takes longer to become erect again after intercourse. These changes are also normal (remember that prostate enlarges as men age). Stresses (due to work, finances or love life, or even fear of being unable to have an erection) are very common causes of erection difficulties. With the anxiety about your sexual performance, it can be a major factor in reducing or preventing your capacity to have and sustain an erection.
Declining Male Hormones
The sex hormones, chemicals that help shape your love life, unfortunately decline with age. The testicles in the human are the production site of this hormone, testosterone, from the androgen group. This male hormone plays key roles in both health and well-being including enhanced libido, energy, immune function, and protection against osteoporosis.
A lack of male hormones is an extremely rare cause of erection difficulties but a decreasing testosterone levels can reduce his desire for sex.
The aging process (which is unavoidable) in men is accompanied by a significant decrease in available levels of this hormone and this is probably due to decreased activity of these hormone-producing cells and a reduction in blood supply to the testes. Androgen deficiency in men may lead to loss of strength and energy, a decrease in muscle mass, osteoporosis, a decrease in sexual activity. In some cases, changes in mood and cognitive function. This decreasing of hormone weakens the drive for sex, stamina and strength to get an erection.
Testosterone is responsible for:
- the development of male secondary sexual characteristics such as: body hair growth (e.g. facial, chest and pubic hair)
- penile growth
- deepening of the voice
- sex drive (libido)
- indirectly helps achieve erections.
- possibly for feeling of well being and energy.
Testosterone replacement or supplement for men may help combat the effects of declining sex hormones.
Remember that the penis cannot be erected when the blood vessels become blocked and the blood can't get to the penis. Occasionally, other conditions (alcohol, smoking, drugs, fatigue, poor diet and health), can prevent a man getting and sustaining a satisfactory erection. (Full view / print on Prostate Problems in PDF file.)