Why You Have Premature Ejaculation
Premature ejaculation is a frustrating issue experienced by many men. This sexual-dysfunction issue can cause relationship and intimacy problems, along with feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment, and inadequacy. Another condition, delayed ejaculation (also known as impaired ejaculation), can also result in these problems.
At The Novus Center, we regularly treat patients with sexual-dysfunction issues like premature ejaculation and delayed ejaculation. And, just like with any condition, the first step in treatment of these issues is determining their root cause.
Causes of Premature Ejaculation and Delayed Ejaculation
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Premature and delayed ejaculation can be triggered by a number of factors. These include medical causes relating to the prostate or urethra, issues like erectile dysfunction, and psychological causes like depression, anxiety, body-image issues, and past trauma.
One of the main causes of problems like premature ejaculation and delayed ejaculation is low levels of certain key chemicals in the body, including dopamine, serotonin, testosterone, and nitric oxide. If you’re not producing enough of these chemicals, you may experience these sexual-dysfunction issues.
Dopamine, testosterone, and serotonin are types of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that send messages to the cells. Certain messages are vital when it comes to delaying ejaculation and avoiding premature ejaculation.
Dopamine and testosterone excite the nerves, causing neurons to send out signals to other cells. This helps with normal ejaculation. Because of this, it’s important to have the proper levels of these chemicals.
Serotonin is a vasodilator. This means that it causes the blood vessels to enlarge, allowing more blood to flow to areas like the penis for stronger erections.
Nitric oxide is a chemical compound that acts as a neurotransmitter in the nervous system. It is also a vasodilator, signaling muscle cells inside blood vessels to relax and open.
Brain signals cause the ejaculatory process to occur. To prevent these signals from being sent out, it’s important to have enough nitric oxide and serotonin. These neurotransmitters inhibit these signals, helping to avoid premature ejaculation.
Decreased levels of nitric oxide have also been strongly linked to premature ejaculation. This happens naturally over time; by age 40, men experience a loss of half of their nitric oxide levels.
Damage to the endothelial lining of the cells also causes a decrease in nitric oxide levels. Eating too much processed food and sugar can damage the endothelial lining, as can various environmental toxins.
However, there’s good news: When you have higher testosterone, this heals the endothelial lining. As a result, nitric oxide levels are restored. So if you’re undergoing hormone optimization therapy to boost your testosterone, you’re already working towards boosting those nitric oxide levels.
Contact Us Today
The best way to find out more about why you have premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation is by contacting us for a consultation. With the help of Stephanie Wolff, a board-certified sexual wellness specialist and the nation’s leading expert on sexual wellness, you can get effective treatment for sexual-dysfunction issues. Contact The Novus Center today to set up your appointment.