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Penis Health > Penis Medical Conditions > Erectile Dysfunction/ Impotence
Is the regular
or irregular inability to achieve and/
or maintain an erect penis sufficient to complete
intercourse to satisfaction for both man and woman.
It has been reported in medical journals that
impotence affects between 10 - 20 percent of all men
in Western countries and 20 percent of these may be
considered chronic with about half of all adult men
in the world experiencing occasional impotence.
Note that impotence should not be
confused with male infertility. They are two totally
different conditions; a man unable to maintain an
erection may be perfectly normal in every other way
including the fathering children.
of the symptoms are:
lack in sexual confidence or interest
change in the quality of erections.
inability to have or maintain an erection
upon waking up in the morning.
of the disorder for more than three months.
most common causes are:
- Any Stress factors such as performance anxiety, boredom,
depression, low self-esteem.
and unresolved tensions within relationships.
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therapy or penile implants) which may have
damaged nerves and arteries near the penis.
like blood pressure drugs, antihistamines,
antidepressants, tranquillisers and appetite
- Smoking and drug use
- Hormonal deficiencies.
consumption of alcohol.
problems (injury, trauma or disease)
Dysfunction often increases progressively with age
and yet it is not an inevitable consequence of aging.
The following steps can be taken to minimise the
risks of erectile dysfunction:
- Learn to manage the stresses in life.
your relationships healthy and vibrant in
well and take regular exercise
- Exercise and massages to help keep the whole body in tune.
education, understanding your body and
sexuality will assist.
excessive smoking and alcohol consumption.
are numerous methods of diagnosing this condition
which differ around the world:
a doctor will question you about your sexual history
including the nature and onset of problems,
frequency, quality and duration of erections, past
and present medical problems, medications,
psychological history, current stresses, anxieties or
problems and about how your relationships are.
consultation will typically include an examination of
the genital area and a digital rectal examination to
check for prostate abnormalities. Blood tests will be
taken to check testosterone and prolactin levels,
thyroid and adrenal gland dysfunction and other
conditions like hypertension, diabetes,
atherosclerosis, and nerve damage.
Medically speaking, there is no cure for
anything, however there are many things which can
have a positive effect and help to restore normal
and meditation can reveal the root causes of
any medications which may cause erectile
dysfunction as a side effect.
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A healthy diet is often difficult to achieve and can
be supplemented with.
impotence originates from poor diet and nutrition.
you are over weight, the first step is to
diet can reduce and even improve this problem
a fresh, organic, high vegetable diet, which
should include green, leafy vegetables.
red meat consumption.
smoking and alcohol.
key factor in impotence is life style; try
not smoking or drinking alcohol.
alternating hot and cold showers to improve
and aromatherapy help the body and the body
system to relax.
massage so that you and your partner can
massage each other.
about tantric sex and experiment with out
being fixed on any goals.
Take an active interest in your life,
relationships and your body, especially your penis
and sexuality. Usually any problem in life, once you
identify the cause, the problem is solved and steps
can be taken to make good.
And as much as there is a mass of medical knowledge,
with all its diagnostic equipment and massive array
of drugs, they will never match the advantages of a
healthy diet and lifestyle. The products here
range of temporary solutions.