Causes of Impotence
The problem with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or impotence for that matter is that men who suffer from this ailment do not feel comfortable talking about it. As with any ailment, the best way to fix the problem is to determine what the cause of it is, not a band-aid for the problem. Unfortunatly, many prescription drugs are only band-aids for many problems – they do not correct the underlying issue.
Once you understand the issue causing the problem you are in a better position to diagnose the problem. For example, some men suffer from impotence because of an injury. All of the supplements and the pills in the world will not solve the problem because it will only go away once the injury heals. The most common reasons for impotence vary among age groups.
STRESS: Leading Cause for Impotence
One of the most common reasons for impotence is stress. Stress is a serious problem for men of all ages, including teenagers and the elderly. When a man feels stressed, the stressful situation or problem completely consumes his mind, making it difficult to think about anything else. If he attempts sexual activity, his brain focuses on the stressful act and will not let the erection form. It is important for men to continue seeking outlets for their stress. Even one minor stressful situation might cause the man to have impotence problems for weeks or even months.
Stress is not the only cause of impotence. Anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and other types of psychological problems are reasons for impotence. Some men have impotence problems because of medication they take to treat that mental disorder. Many of the popular anti depression drugs and medications list impotence or erectile dysfunction as a possible side effect. There are multiple medications for other medical conditions that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Treatments for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease might lead to impotence. The trouble is that the man might not understand that his medication causes the problem and blames the problem on his disease.
[warning]While there are many treatment options available to treat impotence that do not require a prescription, many causes of impotence can only be diagnosed by a licensed physician. If you impotence is caused by injury or this is a condition you have suffered with for a long period of time, it is recommended to seek professional medical opinion.[/warning]