Impotence is now referred to as erectile dysfunction, the incapacity to maintain a firm erection long enough while having sex. Impotence is mainly used now to mean infertility.
Men generally find some discomfort when discussing their sexual health with friends or colleagues. They are even more reluctant to discuss it with their physician. Being open to discuss any sexual problem can bring about its solution.
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem. Many men experience impotence at some point in their lives and because it can be embarrassing for them to talk about it, the numbers who do suffer from this are far greater than actually reported. Its estimated erectile dysfunction affects one in four men at some point and will be diagnosed as such if the problem persists and is recurrent.
Having trouble maintaining an erection is not necessarily a matter of concern of itself. If it then becomes ongoing, it can affect self-esteem which may bring stress into a relationship, or the fear you might lose your relationship altogether. All men suffering from erectile dysfunction usually suffer with emotional and psychological complexities which I will discuss in a moment.
Usually it was older men who were prone to suffer erectile dysfunction due to physical decay, debility and disease, but today, younger men tend to be at risk at developing symptoms too. Environmental toxins and chemicals found in consumer products affect sperm count, sperm and cause testicular problems.
We should be able to obtain nourishment from foods, fragrances, the weather so they can flow through our bodies for health and wellbeing. But everything today is being compromised. The uncontrolled and unregulated use of chemicals in our world is becoming legendary.
Today thousands of chemicals exist which our ancestors never encountered. Pesticides infuse soil and water, man-made fibres surround us, ventilation systems house harmful bacteria, electromagnetic fields and microwave pollution saturates us. Deodorants, laundry detergent, toothpaste, new carpet and furniture all posses chemicals that affect human health. Our bodies are under constant attack to man-made substances in the environment causing an increase in immune-related illness.
There are many medical conditions that go toward failure to achieve an erection. These severe diseases can weaken the nerves such as:
- Chronic alcoholism
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart conditions
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Low testosterone
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neurological disease
- Thyroid problems
Surgery is another factor as it may injure arteries and nerves near the penis.
Another cause of erectile dysfunction is the side affects from prescription medicines for other complaints, antidepressants, antihistamines, appetite suppressants, beta-blockers or tranquilisers which go on to interfere with the possibility of an erection. There may be a fault when nerve impulses to the brain and spinal column interact with response in veins, muscles and fibrous tissue in the major chamber of the penis and surrounding area.
Erectile dysfunction can be treated successfully in nearly ninety percent of all cases. There are many medical treatments that combat this problem and the sufferer can then go on to enjoy a healthy sex life.
There are testosterone boosters, prescription Viagra and Cialis which work when you feel stimulated to have sex, but you should not take these oral pills if you take nitrate medications for chest pains.
Injection therapy and penile implants or vacuum constriction devices are designed to support the erection for an extended period. How they work is a tube is placed over the penis to help with an improved flow of blood, then a ring is placed beneath the penis to support the erection.
A firm erection requires interaction between physical and mental factors. Lets look at the non-physical factors considering the cause of erectile dysfunction. Stress is a big one. It is menacing to the whole reproductive system. It sucks out life energy with a devastating affect on the body. The stress from aging, shame, tiredness, anger, worry, financial burdens, work pressure can all create non-medical erectile dysfunction. On the other hand, some problems can vanish completely when the stress is removed.
It may be the relationship and not your failing erection that could be the problem. There may be anxiety from approaching intercourse in the wrong frame of mind.
Many men having trouble gaining an erection can go on to develop inhibited desire due to the anxiety and embarrassment erectile failure has caused. This ‘one-off’ incident may turn into a persistent problem through the fear of it happening again.
This becomes a psychological cycle. It makes you nervous if you experience some form of erectile dysfunction. Things did not happen, cause the worry it may not happen next time, that worry interferes with sexual response. This then creates a performance issue.
Here sex creates fear rather than enjoyment. Sexual interest and response is turned off just as many of the other non-essential body functions are when dealing with a threat, such as the immune system or digestion. You would not care about eating or having sex when threatened with any fearful situation. Fear has an important function. It can keep you alert and safe. In the correct situation fear can give you the energy to escape or help you avoid something that may be dangerous.
Fear is a powerful emotion that can create very real physiological effects, some being cold hands and feet, a cold sweat, rapid breathing, dry mouth, trembling and note this – a contraction of the sexual organs which will inhibit an erection.
If the fear instinct becomes attached to something that in reality is not threatening you, anxiety will result. If you are using your imagination to worry over sexual experiences then you need to change your thinking so you associate sex with relaxed enjoyment and we can do this by using your imagination as you will discover later.
The above article was taken from the book, Impotence Self-Help by Paul M Maher.
The body of this text comes from the book, Impotence Self-Help which discusses erectile dysfunction and how it can be alleviated by using Eastern health exercises and diet.
Upon reaching and passing the age of 40, men start noticing the decline of the former youthful health and virility. This process is accompanied with bones injuries, arthritis, hair loss, memory problems, as well as different sleeping disorders like insomnia. Irritability, fatigue and decrease of motivation are what men at this age most commonly encounter along with occasional flushing, sweating, weight gains, pains, headaches, loss of strength and muscle mass, depression, erectile dysfunction, and other sexual problems and disorders.
At least one or a combination of these symptoms in varying degrees occur in most men in midlife and beyond. When arising, these symptoms may leave a devastating impact on the peace of mind and confidence of an aging man.
This phenomenon is usually called male andropause and is pretty much like the female menopause. The condition stems from the gradual natural decline of the level of male hormone (testosterone). This decline starts at the age of 30 and proceeds at an overwhelming speed of ten percent per every decade. Different manifestations of andropause arise and worsen as the man ages due to the dropping level of testosterone, a hormone that supports sperm production and sex drive, growth of body and pubic hair, bone and muscle.
The quality of a man’s life affected by this mid-life crisis may suffer a lot with life taking its toll on the aging human body. Among other irreversible and silent effects caused by andropause are osteoporosis and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and heart problems.
Yet, there is a chance to battle these consequences out, avoiding or at least alleviating the symptoms caused by andropause. For instance, you can work out a strategy comprising of healthy lifestyle approaches like optimal diet, regular physical exercise, reduced intake of alcohol and tobacco, and stress management. Unfortunately, male mid-life crisis have no treatment, though the consequences of andropause can be dealt with by numerous enhancement techniques, methods and even enhancement products.
The greater part of these enhancement products is offered in the form of pills. Though there are men that think of these andropause supplements as a waste of money, a lot of people acknowledge the big difference these pills introduce into their lives.
The most common function of anti-aging supplements is penis and erection enhancement. That’s because sex is an essential part of any relationship that can either make or break one. Sex makes wonders in the relationship of most couples, since satisfactory sexual intercourse is a powerful outlet of emotions. Sexual vigor and strength are what women desire and look for subconsciously when choosing a partner for relationship. Andropause or other physical problems diminish a man’s chances to love and be loved.
Nevertheless, buying anti-aging erection enhancers is considered by a lot of men to be something insulting to their manhood and self-esteem. However, a growing number of men today do not mind buying such products. The wonderful effect anti-aging erection enhancers bring to any relationship is confirmed by the following facts.
First of all, they are an efficient way of dealing with male andropause. The second fact is that the result is always visible (in the form of improved penis girth and length) and undeniable. The third fact is an improvement of health in general, manifested in the form of healthier blood circulation throughout the body. Fourth, the improved sexual stamina creates a youthful hunger for sex. The fifth fact is that the abovementioned benefits allow to state that erection enhancers successfully save relationships.
That is why a growing number of men trust and opt for herbal erection enhancement pills to overcome their andropause and other related difficulties.