What Causes Premature Ejaculation

Learn what causes premature ejaculation in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Premature ejaculation is a condition that we see a lot of as urologists. A lot of good men are concerned about this condition. Because it can have a significant impact on not only their sexual functioning, but also in their sexual relationship with their partner. The condition occurs when there's rapid ejaculation often even before the act of penetration. This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for patients.

It's important to note that if you have this condition you're not alone. It's a very common condition. And we get questions about this condition all the time.

But, essentially it's estimated that approximately 30% of men have this condition. People always ask, 'What causes it?' And the cause of premature ejaculation is not clearly understood. There's many theories on what may cause it, ranging from abnormal levels of certain neuro transmitters in the brain such as serotonin, increased sensitivity of the penis, as well as abnormal nerve conduction.

But, a lot of theories out there no one knows exactly what causes it. But rest assured, it's a very common condition, and many patients do have this complaint. And appropriately it can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for people.

It's important to recognize it. And if it's something that concerns you, and is affecting your lifestyle then it's important to address it with your physician, or your urologist.

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