What are Impotence causes

and are they

Getting You Down?

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This is not just a problem for men, but for their partners too. Yes it is embarrassing. Been there done that. So what are impotence causes and are they getting you down? If so let’s discuss it. First off what is it? In this short video it will explain what happens and different ways of helping it.

No man wants to ever hear that word in relation to him self. This means to him that he is unable to achieve or maintain an erection. To him it is the same as being incapable of having sexual intercourse. Every man will have problems getting or keeping an erection at some time in his life. However, most men keep this secret. This often leaves the man who has this problem believing that he is the only one who has ever had to deal with this.

Research has shown that one in ten men will have erection problems at some time in their life. No they are not all old men either. You can for various reasons have it when you are young.

There are many reasons for impotence: physical, psychological, and both.

Some of the more common causes of impotence:

  • Medications can result in impotence.
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Epilepsy
  • Street illegal drugs decrease male sexual function.


  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Being overweight
  • Not getting exercise

Some medical conditions might create the propensity to impotence such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Vascular disease
  • Neurological disease

The psychological reasons for impotence are varied and many.

  • Men feel a high expectation to “perform” and may let the stress of that get to them and their performance would be low
  • Alcohol can cause erection problems. This is a hard one for them to deal with, as alcohol increases their sexual desires but actually decreases sexual function.
  • Nerves and anxiety
  • A history of sexual abuse can make normal sexual function hard.

When physical and psychological factors combine, then there can be double trouble for the man seeking to have a good sexual life.
A good example of this is you start a new blood pressure medicine and that night you can’t perform. The next night when you try to get an erection you can’t because your memory reminds you that you have failed and will do so again. This time you can’t for a different reason.

The most important thing you can do when you feel you have impotence or an erection problem is to go and see your doctor. Getting a physical exam is always a good idea. This will help you determine the cause of your problem. I know it sounds difficult to do, even to setting up the appointment, but please do not be embarrassed. People in the medical field see many people with similar problems and will not judge you.

If you find the problem is a physical one, then there are many ways to get help: from taking herbs and medications to pumps, implants and surgeries.

If the problem is psychological, there are all kinds of things to do and techniques to use so that you can acquire the help you need. Don’t give up and be patient. The first step should be to see your doctor.

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