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What is the Cause of Weak Erections?

f you don’t feel your erections are what they used to be, there are a few reasons why this could be.

A healthy erection means being firm enough for long enough to have sex. Weak erections or not being able to achieve an erection at all is more common than you might think.

Even healthy men have problems with their erections from time to time – this is completely normal.

Weaker erections can start to take effect at any age but this problem is more common in older men who have underlying health problems. Weak erections can be treated, however, it’s still important to identify why this issue might be occurring in the first place.

What Causes Weak Erections and Erectile Dysfunction?

There are a number of reasons why men can start to have trouble getting hard, including:

  • Groin injuries.When the groin has been injured, the nerves and blood flow can be affected. When insufficient blood flows into the penis, it impacts erection strength.
  • Health concerns.Underlying health problems such as depression, diabetes and high blood pressure can all have an impact on your penis and your sex life.
  • Lifestyle habits.If you drink too much or too often, take recreational drugs and smoke on a regular basis, this can also impact the health of your penis and the strength of your erections.
  • Stress.Your mental health is just as powerful and can impact your sexual health.
  • Medication.Certain medications are known to impact sexual health, particularly those associated with the management of depression and anxiety.

Knowing whether you have a potential problem or not is all dependent on the strength of your erections. Nobody knows your body better than you do.

If you would prefer to get an official diagnosis, you can choose to see a doctor. Know that there’s absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. Doctors see patients with similar concerns all the time.

Treating Weak Erections and Erectile Dysfunction

If you are really struggling with the fact that your sex life has been altered, you may want to consider counselling at the same time that you seek treatment. Erectile problems impact some men more than others and it’s important to get help if you need it.
So, how can you treat a weak erection or ED?

Look Into PRP

Thanks to advancements in cosmetic medicine, it’s now possible to strengthen your erections without medication or surgery. PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, therapy methods to achieve healthier, stronger erections. During the treatment, a sample of blood is collected and placed in a device that extracts the blood platelets and growth factors from your blood. These platelet derived growth factors not only help your blood to clot but promote healing too. Once injected into the penis, it promotes tissue growth, which results in better erections over the long term, provided a series of treatments are administered.

Make Lifestyle Changes

If you drink more alcohol than is recommended and/or smoke or take recreational drugs on a regular basis, it might be time to make a few lifestyle changes. Making some slight adjustments might give your body the boost it needs to achieve stronger erections so that you can enjoy a healthier sex life.

Consider Medication

There are several types of medication that can be used to achieve better erections. You can speak to your doctor about providing you with a prescription once you’ve scheduled a consultation. Not all medications will be safe for you to take either, which is why a consultation is necessary. Your doctor will need to take your medical history into consideration and perform a medical examination too.

Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to prevent erectile problems but there are small changes that you can make to lower your risk. There is also more than one treatment option available should you need additional assistance.

At The Bay Medispa we offer doctors consultations and men’s health coaching programs, to make an appointment or to discuss your concerns over the phone please call 9221 3331 or email

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