Physical Causes of Premature Ejaculation
There are a number of factors that can cause premature ejaculation. They can be physical, psychological or genetic. Premature ejaculation can be difficult to diagnose but it is considered to be a problem only when a man ejaculates within two minutes of beginning sexual stimulation. This must occur on a regular basis in order for medication to be prescribed, as most men will suffer from premature ejaculation at some point without it becoming a problem.
If you think you are suffering from premature ejaculation as a result of an underlying condition, you should consult a doctor, who will be able to advise you as to whether or not you should take medication.
Some research has shown that certain men suffer from an over-sensitive penis as well as an inability to control the muscles in the penile region. More research is needed to establish whether or not this could be a cause, and to find more evidence that it can lead to premature ejaculation. However, the studies conducted thus far involving the use of local anaesthetics have shown a very probable link between hypersensitivity and premature ejaculation.
The prostate is responsible for contributing to the composition of sperm. Men who are suffering from prostate cancer or an enlarged or over-active prostate may suffer from premature ejaculation problems.
Diseases that affect the blood flow in the body can have an effect on ejaculation. Diabetes, hypertension and alcohol abuse all play a role in changing the consistency of the blood in the body, which could in turn affect the process of ejaculation.
Certain medications, like antidepressants, can alter a person’s state of mind or, in some cases, physically prevent him from being able to control ejaculation. On the other hand, some antidepressants can actually help men prolong sex. If you are taking medication for depression or anxiety, you should mention this during your consultation, as it could be a reason for your condition.
Spinal injury can cause neurological problems in the body. If your neurological system is not functioning properly, messages will not be transmitted around the body as they should, which will effect ejaculation.
The thyroid is responsible for producing specific hormones in the body. If the thyroid is over-active or not functioning properly, then the hormones will be altered in the body. This is a potential physical cause of premature ejaculation.