What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

February 15, 2016
What Causes Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a form of erectile dysfunction that causes a lot of frustration. And while the exact cause of premature ejaculation is not known, doctors have several theories and effective treatment options.

Below, we’ll take a look at what most physicians believe to be the primary causes. It’s a mixture of psychological and biological factors.

Psychological Causes

This condition could stem from someone’s earliest sexual experiences in which premature ejaculation became an early pattern. According to the Mayo Clinic, this could be the result of situations where someone had to rush to reach climax out of fear of being discovered.

Some doctors believe guilty feelings can also cause someone to rush through sexual intercourse. There are also other, perhaps more tangible causes.

Stress and Anxiety:Many doctors have noticed many patients who experience premature ejaculation also have issues dealing with stress and anxiety. This stress could be caused by their sexual performance or it may be related to other factors in their lives.

Relationship Issues: Relationship problems can find their way into the bedroom. Conflicts or strife could possibly contribute to premature ejaculation, which may not have been a problem in past relationships.

Biological Factors

Doctors have also linked some biological factors to this issue.

Hormones: when hormone levels are not balanced, it could have an impact on sexual performance. For some patients, treating a hormone abnormality has helped to eliminate or reduce the premature ejaculation problem.

Hereditary: Inherited traits could play a role in someone developing this condition.

Reflex or Thyroid Problems: The reflexes involved in the function of your ejaculatory system could also be one on the biological factors. Doctors have also noticed certain thyroid problems are also present in a number of patients dealing with premature ejaculation.

Erectile Dysfunction: Many patients who complain of premature ejaculation also have erectile dysfunction, meaning trouble getting and maintaining an erection.

Make an Appointment Today

If you are in the greater Phoenix area and want to learn more about what could be causing your premature ejaculation, get in touch with Summit Male Medical Center at 480-398-4000 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physicians.




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