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Erectile Dysfunction Is It Mind Over Matter

Jun 12, 2008
Impotency can be very embarrassing for men. However it is a very common condition in men of all ages. Also known as Erectile Dysfunction, impotency is usually characterized by a man's inability to get an erection of the penis for sexual function.

If you are suffering from impotency it is vital that you seek professional advice in order to solve the issues related to the condition. The causes are either psychological or physiological or a combination of the two. This article seeks to highlight some of the common causes of male impotency to help reduce the anxiety that you may feel as a result of the condition. Impotency can be cured if help is sought.

There are a wide range of possible physical causes of impotency. Many of these are the consequence of other illnesses that the man might be suffering from. Those who have Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and so on can develop impotency because of a reduction in testosterone and the effects of the related treatments.

Likewise if a man suffers from conditions that affect the hormones, such as a pituitary gland tumor, this can also indirectly cause impotence. Surgery can also cause problems of impotency for a man. In cancer patients, when radiotherapy has been used and the prostrate gland has been removed, the nerves that are needed in order to get an erection can be damaged.

A man's lifestyle can also be a major factor in diagnosing the cause of impotency. Social activities such as drinking and smoking are reported to be a direct cause of impotency. Smoking is known to narrow the arteries and reduces blood flow. It is perhaps not surprising that there more cases of impotency reported for men who smoke than those who do not. Being overweight or not physically fit can also be a contributing factor. If this is the case then you also need to consider that impotency can be an early sign of heart disease.

If a man is taking medication for a long period of time then this can be the cause of impotency. Drugs that are taken to control high blood pressure or antidepressants are known to also relate to impotency. Illegal drugs such as cannabis and cocaine are also proven to interfere with blood flow can directly cause erection problems.

Any consideration of the causes of impotency needs also to assess the psychological mindset of the person. Dependent upon on the issues involved, psychological stress can be the cause and needs to be considered when looking at the most suitable treatments.

Psychological problems are more common in younger men and are usually related to the act of sexual intercourse and its wider implications. Common cases involve anxiety about performing, relationship problems and issues related to infidelity. The man may also have unresolved issues regarding their sexuality. Factors such as depression and fatigue can also be common causes.

Some men may also suffer from impotency if they have a mental disorder that may or may not yet have diagnosed. Panic attacks, Schizophrenia and other personality disorders can all be a cause of impotency.

If the physician is able to look at the facts, then the cause of male impotency can usually be identified quickly. Generally they are a combination of issues, with cause linked to physiology and psychology. The good news is that there are plenty of treatments available to solve male impotency.
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