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A man’s inability to have and maintain an erection.

What to look for

One of the most common symptom is the failure to have an erection. But there are also other factors to consider-it is very common if your impotence appears only once in a while, this is not a serious problem. A physical cause is probably the cause of your impotence developing gradually and persistently. If it develops abruptly, it is likely to be a psychological problem. You will still have an erection while masturbating and in the early - morning erection. Impotence is a problem men have, it is the inability to attain or maintain an erection. Because of this the sexual satisfaction of both partners are brought down. This can be very devastation to a male and to his self-esteem and to his partner as well. This can affect almost all males at some stage or another.



Of impotence in men. According to speculations there is a number of causes. Experts believe that cause of impotence is physical, and not the normal aging process this only slows the ability to sustain an erection. Blood pumps into the spongy tissues of the penis causing them to swell and become stiff, making the penis erect. And if any one of these should go wrong- whether for physical, or psychological reasons an erection may be impossible to achieve. Nerves and the brain has controlling influence on the male erection. Therefore many drugs such as tranquillizers, antihistamines, beta-blockers (this is prescribed for high blood pressure) and so on can also impair or prevent erections, yet doctors and pharmacists may not warm you about such effects. In addition to this illegal drugs such as marijuana, tobacco and alcohol my contribute to impotence.

In the case of impotence in younger men psychological problems are the likeliest reason. Because of poor communication with a sexual partner, anxiety and tension may occur. Or even a difference in sexual preference. It can also be linked to low self esteem, rejection by parents or colleagues, sexual abuse in childhood or depression.

Personal Care


Try not to think of having an erection while you are intimate with your partner. You should try to keep the pressure off yourself. Try moderated exercise this will help your body to relax, and give you more energy, and this will help to stimulate sexuality. You should try to relax because anxiety or stress diverts the blood from your sexual organs.

When to seek further professional advice


If you are afraid about the problem ,When impotence keeps on persists

Alternative/Natural Treatments


There are many alternative therapies that promote good health and relaxation that is needed for a satisfying sex life. Aromatherapy - there are essential oils of clary, ylang-ylang and sandalwood that can encourage relaxation and feelings of sensuality. Just add 2 drops of each to 4 tsp of massaging oil or to a warm bath. Chinese Herbs - there are some practitioners that believes that too much anxiety can also cause energy stagnation in the liver. Remedies that is often prescribed are Golden chamber, a combination of herbs, sometimes with cibot root added. Herbal Therapies - ginseng and damiana are sold in many formulations as a sexual stimulant.

Traditional Treatment

Because of the aging thing it does take a little longer to become erect. But when this problem is persistent and serious you should seek medical help. There are "toys" that can help you to get a erection, this is normally used by elderly men. But your doctor will inform you of the procedure involved. You can also try the injection it is called testosterone but it is so difficult to know how much because each man is different. Ask your doctor about this. And surgery can help if blood-vessels are the problem, vascular surgery opens the arteries that is leading to the penis . This benefits up to half the patients who opt for the treatment. A penile opt can also be done, but only if everything else has failed. Try seeing a qualified counselor if it is caused by psychological problems.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-23