Causes of Erectile Dysfunction (Male Impotence)

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Guys, look what I found yesterday about causes of impotence:

Impotence (erectile dysfunction) might have a physical, life style, or mental cause. The most common cause of impotence is an underlying medical condition. Such conditions may interfere with the blood flow to the penis, the generation of nerve impulses involved in sustaining and keeping an erection.

Some medical conditions that usually leed to impotence include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, or the hardening of the arteries, renal disorder, and diseases affecting the nervous system. Diabetes causes harm to both blood vessels and nerves. Cardiovascular and other vascular diseases reduce the blood flow to the penis, and the veins that remove blood from the engorged penis may be leaky. Renal disorder might cause impotency through chemical process that affects circulating hormones, blood supply, nerves and general energy. Conditions that affect the brain or nerves, such as stroke, Alzheimers, or disseminated multiple sclerosis can all interfere with the flow of nerve impulses that are required for an erection.

In addition to medical conditions, surgical operation that involves the bladder or prostate and pelvic and medulla spinalis traumas might affect nerves supplying the penis or involved in keeping an erection. Certain hormonal unbalances such as low testosterone levels can cause impotence too and several types of prescription drugs can cause impotence as a side effect.

Life style factors implicated in impotence are usually lack of physical activity, obesity, smoking and the use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Alcohol and tobacco cause damage to blood vessels and nerves. Lifestyle factors may stay alone or be accompanied by psychological factors such as depression.

Psychological causes of impotence usually include stress, anxiety, depression, or guilt. Sometimes, people who have been physically or sexually abused may suffer from psychological impotence. Another cause of psychological impotence is confusion about one’s sexual identity. Usually a person with an underlying physical condition may also be depressed or anxious, adding to the combination of factors that cause impotence.

I think this info can be useful for someone. Pay much attention to your lifestyle – and change it if necessary.

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