What is impotence? 

The problem of erectile dysfunction, i.e. impotence, which affects sexual life very negatively, is seen in men. It is a condition where the penis does not harden enough for sexual intercourse. Erection may occur at the beginning of intercourse and may end before the end of intercourse. Men who have this health problem do not have enough hardening in their penis and sexual intercourse cannot take place.

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction? 

Men with erectile dysfunction may also experience some social and psychological problems. Erectile dysfunction causes the most problems in sexual intercourse and some important symptoms are as follows;

  • Insufficient hardening of the penis during intercourse
  • Inability to maintain penile erection
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Orgasm disorders
  • Failure to achieve penetration (penetration into the vagina)

What are the causes of erectile dysfunction? 

This health problem is a serious health problem that negatively affects the sexual life between couples. There can be many different causes and factors. The cause of impotence is classified as physical and psychological factors. 

What are the Physical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction may develop due to physical or psychological causes. Physical causes are as follows;

  • Hardening of the arteries (Atherosclerosis)
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson
  • Tobacco use
  • Insomnia
  • Prostate cancer or its treatment
  • Low testosterone
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Some of the drugs for hypertension and antidepressants
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Prostate, bladder, bowel surgeries          
  • Such causes disrupt the blood flow to the penis and cause erectile dysfunction.

What are the Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

Apart from physical factors, psychological causes are also involved in the development of erectile dysfunction. The brain plays an important role in triggering some physical conditions, starting from sexual excitement and emotions. It is possible to list the psychological problems that cause erectile dysfunction as follows:

  • Stress  
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexual aversion