Causes of Impotence

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Causes of Impotence

Whether we like it or not, for many men it gets increasingly difficult to perform sexually as the years advance.

While every individual is different, for a significant percentage of the male of the species, impotency can become an ever-worsening problem as the years roll by, although because it is a condition that can be caused by a wide range of medical problems. It is actually a condition that can strike any man at any age.

There are sound scientific reasons why this condition afflicts so many men, and we will go over these reasons.

Over the past few years, many new drugs have come onto the market to counter impotency.  There is no doubt that many of these drugs are effective for a significant proportion of men who suffer from the condition.

The downside of these preparations is that they are chemically based because it is well known that pharmaceutical chemicals almost always have side effects.  Some of which can be nothing more than unpleasant, while others can be downright dangerous.

For the purposes of presenting as complete and comprehensive a picture as possible, we will also consider some of the more popular pharmaceutical impotency preparations in our future articles that will be included in this series.

However, I am going to focus attention on some of the known possible side effects of the drugs, because the purpose of this series of articles is to draw attention to the benefits of using natural impotency treatments rather than chemicals.

I should also point out that there are going to be no references to any of the more ‘imaginative’ solutions that some individuals might think of when they think of ‘natural impotency cures’.

There will for example be no references to risqué movies or publications because those are not the types of ‘natural cures’ we are interested in.

Let us start by looking at what causes impotency.

What causes impotency?

Although impotency is often thought of as a condition caused by old age, it is in fact something that can be caused by a wide range of conditions, so much so that it is estimated that around 20 million men in the USA alone will suffer from impotency at some time in their life.

The condition (which is known medically as Erectile Dysfunction or ED) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis in order to enjoy satisfactory sexual intercourse.

There are many reasons why such a condition might exist, but every cause can be classified under one of two headings.

Reason #1

On the one hand, psychogenic impotence caused by mental or emotional factors.

Reason #2

On the other hand organic impotence, due to a physical cause, condition, or bodily malfunction.

One of the most common reasons for impotence is getting older. This clearly represents an organic impotence problem because no one has (as yet) found a way to successfully prevent aging.

However, impotency can also be a result of the effects of stress (either physical or mental), excessive tiredness, depression (sometimes brought on by an inability to perform sexually), or overconsumption of either alcohol or tobacco. Recreational drugs can be another potential cause.

It is also widely acknowledged that some men will suffer impotency as a result of the side-effects of pharmaceutical drugs that they are taking as a treatment for entirely unrelated medical conditions.

All of these causes tend to be of a temporary nature because, in all these situations, the cause of the condition can be isolated – and that means it can be treated as appropriate.

However, not every cause of impotency is going to be quite as temporary, as it can often be an unfortunate side-effect of more serious medical problems such as kidney disease, hardening of the arteries, diabetes, high blood pressure, or a hormonal imbalance.

In any situation where the cause of impotence is physical (and especially in older men who are inevitably more likely to suffer from organic impotence).  It is absolutely essential that a full medical evaluation is sought before any kind of impotence treatment (whether natural or drug-based) is embarked upon.

This evaluation should include…

  • a detailed cardiac assessment
  • measurements of both blood pressure and lipids
  • blood sugar tests
  • full assessment of current lifestyle

In this ‘current lifestyle’ assessment, it is likely that your healthcare professional will look at and advise upon such considerations as…

  • weight control
  • sleep
  • diet improvement

And other similar lifestyle changes could help to elevate your ability to achieve or maintain an erection.

Lifestyle and Impotence

The fact is, there are many poor health or lifestyle choices that we all make which can eventually increase the chances of suffering Erectile Dysfunction. These poor choices will adversely affect your overall body condition, and deteriorating sexual performance is often the result.

For example, if you are seriously overweight, the chances of suffering ED are significantly increased, and too much smoking or drinking is certainly not going to help. This is all exactly the kind of information your medical practitioner needs.

Armed with this information, it is likely that your doctor will be able to isolate the cause of your problem, and in most cases, something can be done to reverse it.

In our next article, you’ll find out some of the things you can do to cure impotence.

Herbal Guide Staff

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing believes that food, vitamins, supplements, and alternative medicine can be your best medicine. Our staff will show you the truth about health and wellness, so you can help your family and closest friends get even healthier. You’ll learn exactly what you should do and how to eat to get healthy, exercise to get your leanest, healthiest body and how to take control of your family’s health, using natural remedies as medicine.



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