Impotence is the inability to gain or sustain a worthwhile errection. It can be only a tiny struggle to 'get in the mood', or it could be a larger then life problem causing plenty of embrassment when everything else seems to be working properly. In this factoid, we will go through some of the causes of impotence.
There are two main categories of causes of impotence. The first is Physical, the second is Psychological.
The human body is a very complex thing that works in amazing ways when treated properly and the right resources, our bodies function superbly. Yet, if you take anything out of that equation, you are bound to see varous ill effects in a physical sense. This is especially true for men, as when they are experiencing a problem that is physical in nature, one of the first symptoms is often impotence, even if no other signs are present.
Evironmental - Working, living or playing in any enviroments know to have chemicals, fumes or toxins or enivironments that are unsanitary or prone to diseases and bacteria.
Exercise - to little or to much exercise can tire the body out and make it hard to sustain an erection even with the utmost desires.
Injury - You don't have to have an injury in the pelvic region to experience impotence. You can be injured anywhere, in a big or small way and often times it will cause temporary impotence.
Illness - When you get sick, you usually just aren't up for a romp in the hay, but sometimes even if you are, you aren't 'up to the job', which likely stems from your body doing all that it can to help you get better.
Dysfunction - Any sort of dysfunction in the body can cause problems throughout the rest of the body. Diabetes would be a common dysfunction that causes impotence as years go by. Hyperthyroidism, fibro myalgia and prostate cancers/infections will also often contribute to a lack of erection. There is also E.D. (Erectile Dysfunction), which is a physical dysfunction in itself with no other findable causes and it's main symptom is a lack of ability to gain or sustain an errection.
Stress - It was a long day at work, chores needed to be done around the house, the bills still aren't paid, the in-laws are coming over, etc... etc... There are lots of life's daily stresses that can take away the desire to do much of anything in a physically romantic way. The same goes for women, who often 'just don't feel like it' some nights. Though it isn't usually those 'some nights' that draw anyones attention. It's the consistent passionless nights that really start to create a bother to the man himself or to his partner. This is usually about the time when a vacation can really work some wonders, and you can never rule out a few weeks of open therapy to just "let it all out".
Relationships - Dating, living together, being married. It doesn't matter what type of relationship you have, they are all stressful at least some of the time. If they get stressful enough, impotence can rear its ugly head.
Mental Illness - Some mental illnesses that have played their parts in causing impotence are (but are not limited to):
- Bi-polar Disorder
- Multiple Personality Disorder