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Erectile Dysfunction : factors, Prevention and More

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  1. Introduction
  2. Causes
  3. Physical causes of Impotence
  4. Psychological causes of Impotence
  5. Symptoms
  6. Risk factors
  7. Prevention


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Erectile dysfunction is also known as impotence is one of the sexual diseases in which male people are unable to maintain or get erections during sexual activity with their female partner. Sex is an important part of life that energizes the relationship between couples. It also plays an important role in making strong bonding between husband and wife. But if there is a sexual problem including impotence in male people then it can affect the relationship between couples. This sexual problem is responsible to create tension between husband and wife and may result in divorce. Due to this sexual disease, men are not able to satisfy their female partners during sexual intercourse. If any male individual is suffering from impotence, then it can cause stress and affect your self-confidence that is responsible for sexual problems.

When any male person suffers from erectile dysfunction then he was embarrassed by society, family members, and close friends and does not talk to their doctor for treatment.


Now a competition increases in earning a large amount of money and responsibility causes stress or tension in men. There is also tension between husband and wife due to any reasons that also cause stress or depression.  Stress or depression also may cause erectile dysfunction in male people.

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There is a combination of psychological and physical problems that causes impotence by slowing your sexual response and can cause anxiety to maintain an erection and results it may worsen your sexual problem.

Physical causes of Impotence

There are several physical causes of impotence are given below –

  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Drink a large amount of alcohol
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cancer
  • Low testosterone
  • Use of Tobacco
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Certain prescription medicines

Psychological causes of Impotence

The brain plays an important role in physical that may cause an erection in sexual intercourse with the feelings of great excitement. So, there are some psychological causes that may causes impotence in men are given below –

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Tension creates between the husband-and-wife relationship
  • Any other mental problems


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There are several symptoms of erectile dysfunction are given below –

  • Lower Sexual desire
  • Problem getting a suitable erection for sexual activity.
  • Difficulty in maintain an erection during sexual activity

Risk factors

There are various risk factors that may responsible for impotence are given below –

  • Tobacco use

    – The use of tobacco can restrict the flow of blood to veins and arteries that may cause impotence in male people.

  • Some medical conditions

    – There are some health conditions such as heart disease, any type of cancer, high or low blood pressure, and many more that are responsible for erectile dysfunction in male people.

  • Overweight

    – Obesity or overweight causes several diseases such as heart diseases, high cholesterol, high or low blood pressure, and many more that are responsible for impotence in men.

  • Alcohol

    – If any person drinks a large amount of alcohol, then it increases the risk of impotence in men.

  • Injuries

    – There are some of the injuries including damage to the arteries or nerves that reduce erection and cause erectile dysfunction.

  • Some medical treatment

    – There are several medical treatments including radiation treatment or prostate surgery, treatment of heart disease, and many more that enhances the risk of erectile disease.

  • Medications

    – Some of the medications including antihistamines, antidepressants, and several medications that can be used in the treatment of high blood pressure, any type of cancers, heart disease, blood disorders, and many more that are responsible for sexual dysfunction.

  • Psychological conditions

    – Several psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety, severe depression that cause impotence.

  • Relationship problems

    – If tension creates between husband and wife for a long period then it may cause erectile dysfunction.


There are several ways to prevent impotence that makes healthy sexual life for couple are given below –

  • You should regular checkups and medical screening tests by your doctor.
  • Exercise daily
  • Take several steps for reducing anxiety or depression.
  • Maintain blood sugar levels, heart problems, and other chronic health conditions.
  • Avoid smoking and do not use illegal drugs.

Do not take a large amount of alcohol.


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