By Cami Ezenwa
Let’s face it, weak erection has become one of the commonest problems of marriages, a big threat to healthy relationships.
It is immaterial whether you are in the United States, Nigeria, Canada or China; whether you sleep on palatial beds or on a pako (wooden platforms) a healthy young woman would expect to be adequately taken care of in the other room.
This expectation cannot be realised however when the man suffers from weak erection, also known as erectile dysfunction and impotence.
It implies that his manhood would refuse to rise up for action when the occasion calls for it.
Countless number of relationships have broken down on account of that, while, those weathering the problem are doing so at great price: in lack of sexual satisfaction and constant altercations
A recent New Telegraph newspaper report narrated a case at the Ikeja Customary Court, in which a businessman, Mr. Joey Alatise, approached it, asking for dissolution of his two year old marriage to, Gloria Alatise,.
The woman allegedly moved out of their matrimonial home because he has a weak erection.
A study by Alpha One Andrology group on 2500 women in Mumbai, India in 2015, had cited sexual impotence among men as major cause of marriage divorces,
20-30 per cent of marriages are breaking down due to lack of satisfaction in sexual life, it added.
Weak Erection In Context
Commonly called impotence, weak erection, also known as erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.
So, its features include:
-Trouble getting an erection, -Trouble keeping an erection, -Reduced sexual desire
Possible Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction
Two reputable health services outlets, Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic identify common causes thus:
-Circulatory system problems including condition of blood vessels that carry blood throughout the body.
The penis needs adequate blood flow to become erect and maintain it.
It also relies on a series of valves to close when it fills with blood, which in some cases some cases stop working as they should.
-Nervous system problems, which includes issues with the brain, spinal cord and nerves which work together to send electrical impulses that help the body, including the penis to move and feel.
-Endocrine system, including the glands that create and release hormones like testosterone for blood flow to your “headquarters”.
Physical Causes: -Heart disease, -Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis), -High cholesterol, -High blood pressure, -Diabetes, -Obesity
Other experts identify what they call Metabolic syndrome — a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol as ymptoms. Others include:
Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Certain prescription medications, Tobacco use
Peyronie’s disease — development of scar tissue inside the penis, Alcoholism, General drug abuse and other forms of substance abuse, and depression.
Solutions to weak erection
-Fruits, -Natural herbs and spices, -Meats and poultry,-Leafy green vegetables, -Berries, -Salmon, -Olive oil (present in sadine and sea food)
-Whole grains like groundnuts and cashew nuts
-Regular exercise, -Maintain a pleasant disposition,