Is Weak Erection Mostly Related to Prostatitis?

Date:2024-01-12 click:0

Q: I used to masturbate a lot, and now I'm facing several problems, including premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Are these related to the prostate?

A: Yes, they are related, and it's very likely that your problems are caused by this reason.


If you have a history of frequent masturbation, you should get your reproductive and urinary system checked at a hospital, as you might have developed a chronic prostate disease.

There are two main causes of prostatitis: one is bacterial infection, and the other is glandular sclerosis (hardening).

Bacterial infections can originate from unhygienic sexual activities or poor hygiene habits, or they can be caused by inflammation in the organs near the gland. Glandular sclerosis can be caused by several factors: over-indulgence in sexual activity, drinking alcohol, prolonged sitting, anxiety, staying up late, eating spicy food, not drinking enough water, and aging, which leads to glandular senescence.

Since you mentioned frequent masturbation, this falls under the category of over-indulgence. Excessive sexual activity can cause the prostate to contract and relax repeatedly in a short period. The prostate is slow in dissipating sexual stimulation, so repeated contraction and relaxation within a short time can lead to incomplete dissipation of congestion, forming dead blood and blood stasis, which become the main causes of glandular sclerosis.

Chronic prostate disease can lead to urinary problems, sexual dysfunction, pain, and general symptoms in patients. The sexual dysfunction includes premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, erection not lasting long, reduced morning erections, increased time required for erection, weak ejaculation, reduced pleasure during ejaculation, impotence, nocturnal emission, etc.

The prostate acts as the ejaculation valve for males. A healthy prostate gland is elastic and operates smoothly, controlling ejaculation through neural reflexes, following the commands of the brain. When sclerosis occurs, the gland gets damaged, and the sclerosis lesions cause a malfunction in the transmission of sexual stimulation in the prostate. When the gland is damaged, the ejaculation valve doesn't close tightly, leading to premature ejaculation.

Erectile dysfunction refers to impaired erection function.

Erectile dysfunction in males can range from insufficient penile rigidity for vaginal penetration during sexual intercourse to an erection that is not hard enough or doesn't last long enough to complete satisfactory sexual activity.

The impairment of erectile function in men due to chronic prostate disease is because:

1. A deficiency of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) fails to maintain normal erectile function in men.

2. There is a dysfunction in the prostate's conduction hub, which also affects the sexual center and peripheral sexual nerves, causing disorder in the entire sexual conduction system.

As a male sex endocrine gland, the prostate secretes prostaglandins containing abundant 5α-reductase, which converts testosterone into the more physiologically active dihydrotestosterone (DHT), maintaining the normal physiological function of body tissues and organs.

The main functions of DHT in men include:

- Maintaining spermatogenesis;

- Stimulating the development of reproductive organs, promoting the appearance of male secondary sexual characteristics and maintaining their normal morphology;

- Maintaining normal sexual desire;

- Promoting protein synthesis, especially in muscles and reproductive organs;

- Promoting bone growth, calcium and phosphorus deposition, and the production of red blood cells.

When the gland's androgen conversion function is impaired, leading to an insufficient supply of androgens, men may experience erectile dysfunction; in severe cases, this results in impotence.

Therefore, it is advised that you first undergo a medical examination to diagnose the cause. For erectile dysfunction caused by prostatitis, patients can take Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill. These can help alleviate symptoms caused by prostatitis, such as frequent urination, urgency, painful urination, and sexual dysfunction. Additionally, some of the herbal ingredients in the medication can also enhance the body's immune system and help fight infection.

Apart from weak erection, do you have any other symptoms?

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