Causes Of Impotence

(Last Updated On: February 28, 2017)

Causes Of Impotence

If you are having trouble getting or keeping an erection, then you are in good company, there are literally thousands of men suffering from the same problem as you.

When you realise that you are impotent, (and we are not just talking about the failure last night to perform because of the amount of alcohol you consumed) it is crucial to try and identify the root cause of the problem, the causes vary considerably and can be both physical and physiological.

Often just thought to a problem that was ‘in the mind’ it’s only in recent years that impotence has been properly recognised as a physical problem as well.

Doctors now agree that around 70% of all cases of impotence are due to physical problems within the body.

Impotence can be caused by many factors including:

  •  Depleted Testosterone levels – often more common in the older man, the levels of this most crucial male hormone can deplete with age, leading to a reduction in sex drive and erection function
  • Injury – Damage or injury to the body, in particular the groin and pelvic area can create nerve damage that can restrict the ability to achieve an erection
  • Medication – Some drugs such as those given for blood pressure, angina and depression along with some antihistamines and appetite suppressants can all have varied effect on the male libido
  • Reduced Blood Flow – The single and main cause for reduced erection capability (and actually the easiest one to treat) it can be caused my a manner of things including smoking and drinking. Improve the blood flow, improve the erection – its that simple.
  • Psychological Causes – The second biggest cause or erection problems, stress, nerves and worry along with feelings of guilt, anger and fear are common causes of impotence

Lifestyle can and does play its part as well; drinking to excess and dabbling in recreational drugs can all bring on impotence. Weight is another factor and those who are obese often have difficulty in getting erections.

How To Improve Our Erections

Firstly you need to address the cause, if its lifestyle induced, cut down on the amount of drink, if you are overweight, try to diet. Speak to your doctor to try and alleviate any other concerns that you may have.

Discuss the problem with your partner, it’s amazing just how effective doing this can be, keeping the problem to your self will only make the issues worse, and can have a truly detrimental effect on your relationship.

Try to relax before sex; don’t look at it as a chore or duty, take your time and quite often the impotence will disappear.

Treating Impotence With Prescription Drugs

If you are brave enough to go to your doctor and discuss the problem, there is every chance that they will prescribe a drug such as Viagra or Levitra, these are drug based remedies that work to stimulate and increase the blood flow into the penis – essential for any erection.

Although generally effective, they are not suitable for all and do have some side effects that can include

  • Tinnitus
  • Disturbed Vision
  • Stomach problems
  • Anxiety
  • Irregular Heart Beat

In extreme cases they have also been known to cause stokes and mild heart attacks and it is for this reason alone that you should only take these kinds of drugs given to you on an official doctors prescription and under strict medical supervision.

Natural Alternatives

There are (fortunately) some rather effective herbal and plant based compounds that do provide the same benefits as Viagra and similar drugs, these compounds have formed the basis for traditional medicine for thousands of years and can be found in some specially formulated natural male health supplements.

The majority of these are 100% safe to take without any risk or the need for a doctors prescription and do deliver effective results in the fight against impotence.

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The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended in any way to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.