I Can’t Get An Erection – What’s Happening Inside Me?
An erection is an important part of a healthy sex life for a man. It can be confusing and alarming when you can’t get an erection. The cause of this is not always simple. There could be a lot of different reasons why this is happening – and it’s important to look into them. There might be a physical or a mental cause for what is happening inside you. Here, we’re going to look at how liver disease can affect whether you can get an erection or not.
How does liver disease affect your sex life?
One of the symptoms of liver disease that we don’t often talk about is how this affects your sex life.
The liver problems alter your hormones and often men will have more oestrogen which can cause sexual dysfunction.
If you have fatty liver disease, then as many as 60% of men may find that they are not able to get an erection.
This could also happen as a result of the medication that is taken for certain liver problems such as some of the treatments for scarring of the liver.
Why is talking so important?
If you can’t get an erection, then this is probably not something you are very comfortable talking about. We can have all sorts of feelings around this, and you might even feel embarrassed or ashamed.
If you are not able to get an erection then it’s important to talk to someone so that you can get some help. For most people this isn’t a problem that you need to be stuck with – there are often ways to solve the situation so that you can have a healthy sex life again.
What else can affect your sex life?
There are other things that are bad for liver disease that can also affect whether you can get an erection. Drinking alcohol, for example, can have an effect on your sex life even if your liver is not damaged. For some if they have viral hepatitis it can also make it difficult to get an erection and have a normal sex life. If your doctor is treating you for viral hepatitis then the situation might be worse because the medicine may also make it harder to get an erection.
If you do also have liver disease as well as these problems then it can be very difficult to have a normal sex life. That’s because of the difficulties that this creates for your body.
What is important is to make sure that you are aware of any potential problems when it comes to getting an erection, can access people to talk too. And what you need to do to care for your body to help it heal.
If you can’t get an erection then there could be lots of different reasons for this – including related to liver disease. Make sure you talk to someone who can help.