Causes of Premature Ejaculation
Premature ejaculation is classified as primary or secondary. Primary premature ejaculation is when it is present from the beginning and for which no specific cause can be found.
Secondary or acquired premature ejaculation is one in which a previously normal male begins to experience premature ejaculation. It is often secondary to certain problems or diseases and may also be associated with erectile dysfunction.
Causes for premature ejaculation are:
• Psychological: Prior mental traumatic episodes may be associated with premature ejaculation. In addition, changes in the levels of chemicals in the brain or oversensitivity of the glans penis may also be associated with premature ejaculation.
• Hormonal: Hormonal problems like thyroid disorders can cause premature ejaculation.
• Prostatic problems: Problems with the prostate like chronic prostatitis can also cause premature ejaculation.
Sometimes, it could be an instance of the female partner taking a long time to climax, or not climaxing at all, as opposed to a man ejaculating prematurely. This fact should also be kept in mind while evaluating a patient of premature ejaculation.
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