The Causes Of Impotence

The Causes Of Impotence

Impotence is a condition many men suffer with in silence, finding it in some cases impossible to open up about preferring to put it to the back of their minds.

You know you have a problem, an uncomfortable one, but there is help at hand.

There are a variety of reasons why you may be suffering from impotence.  Ranging from physical conditions to psychological and outside influences.  Lifestyle can greatly impact on impotence and other problems relating to it.

Physical Signs Of Impotence

Research has shown that around 70% of all cases of Impotence are caused by a physical problem. Until fairly recently the opinion of the medical profession was that most cases were of a psychological nature.

Causes include:

Medications – prescribed drugs for conditions such as depression, angina and high blood pressure can cause erection problems. Medicines for hay fever and even appetite suppressants can, in some cases, lead to erection difficulties.

Reduced testosterone levels – hormone levels can reduce as we age, this can impact on the strength and ability to obtain an erection.

Reduced Blood Flow – Probably the easiest problem to treat, is often due to smoking and drinking, causing narrowing or hardening of the arteries.

Injury – If the pelvic area has sustained any nerve damage, this can cause arousal to be difficult.

Illness – Long term illness or disease can have a marked effect on keeping an erection.  Heart, kidneys or liver conditions are associated with impotence.  Stress, high cholesterol and Peyronies disease can also cause erection problems.

Psychological Causes Of Impotence

Stress, depression, work pressure, money worries and difficult relationships are very often attributed to erection problems.  In fact the list is endless, modern day life is hectic and inevitably can lead to all sorts of health issues.


Low sex drive, failure to perform, inability to keep an erection are often a result of drinking, smoking and drug consumption.  Lack of exercise and obesity also have a huge impact on virility.

How Do We Treat Impotence

Firstly, get to the root of the problem.  It is best to get medically checked, you may have a physical condition which needs to be addressed.

If you are worried about something, talk to your partner, keeping your worries to yourself will just increase your anxiety levels.

If you are avoiding sexual contact, your partner may feel they are the cause and this could cause problems in the relationship.  Make time to relax, spend quality time with your partner. Being relaxed will make for better erections.

Try to cut down on the vices, drink to a minimum, if you can, give up smoking and if you carrying extra weight, take some gentle exercise and cut down on food intake.

Treat Impotence The Natural Way

If you need some help to improve your erection strength and staying power, then you might want to try natural treatments.  Mostly herbal based, they are considered to be very bit as effective prescription drugs such as Viagra but without the risks to your health and side effects .

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