What does the word impotence mean, so often used or even misused? It appears very often, but the real heart of the problem for many people is still not fully understood. Impotence is, according to medical terminology, a type of sexual dysfunction, appearing in men, whose main symptom is the lack of ejaculation or erection itself, with the simultaneous occurrence of sexual arousal.
Impotence in men - what do you need to know?
In the vast majority of cases, impotence in men is associated with blood flow disorders. This has a direct impact on the situation in which the male penis is unable to maintain or obtain a full or permanent erection. According to the data obtained, impotence affects half of the male population between the ages of 40 and 70. Many men, however, do not take any remedial action, not wanting to share the problem with a doctor or even a sexual partner. Statistics show that nearly 80% of men do not want to deal with this problem at the general practitioner's, often blaming the problems simply on an age-related condition. Ignoring the problem, however, deepens the negative effects, leading to a reduction in self-esteem, the appearance of depressive states or even a complete abandonment of intercourse and relationship problems.
However, nowadays, with highly developed medicine, even far-reaching erectile dysfunction is possible to cure or heal. The new resources available allow a full return to satisfactory sexual activity and, as a result, a stabilisation of the psychological situation.
What causes the impotence of men?
The most common impotence occurs in men over 50 years of age, but young boys and men are also more and more likely to have problems. In principle, primary and secondary impotence are distinguished, with the latter occurring after a certain period of a completely normal sexual life. Two main causes of impotence can be distinguished: psychological and physical. Psychologically motivated impotence is mainly due to fear of sexuality in general. Such a state may result from deep complexes, traumatic and negative experiences from the past, fear of conception or a sense of doing something immoral. Physical impotence, in turn, is caused by disease. Ailments such as diabetes, heart problems, old age, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes have a negative impact on erection.
Impotence may also be affected by hormonal factors, resulting in lower testosterone levels or higher prolactin levels. Also neurogenic factors are not insignificant. Spinal trauma, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis or atrophic lateral sclerosis can have a significant impact on permanent intercourse problems.
Another group of factors influencing impotence are pharmacological factors. Taking certain groups of drugs, such as antidepressants or neuroleptics, has a huge impact on the occurrence of erectile dysfunction. Hypertension medication can also have a negative effect in this regard.