What are some of the most important causes of impotence?
1.Hormonal Causes ( Endocrine disorder)
The endocrine system produces hormones which are responsible for regulating metabolism. Reproduction, sexual functions among other things are dependent on sexual hormones. Male hormone is testosterone. One of the common endocrine diseases that is significantly contributing to impotence is diabetes. It affects the ability of the body to utilize the insulin hormone. It can cause chronic nerve damage, blood vessel damage, which would affect the erection directly. All these factors can lead to impotence.
2. Neurological Disorders
There are several neurological disorders that can be ctorsrisk fa. These conditions affect the ability of the brain to communicate to the reproductive system and affect the person and prevent an erection. The disorders include:
- Spinal chord injury
- spinal or brain tumours
- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- multiple sclerosis
People who ride bicycles for long distances can go through temporary impotence. Repeated pressure on the genitals and buttocks might affect the function of the nerves.
3. Vascular causes
Erection is a vascular event. Lot of blood flows in to penis and gets locked hard erection happens. A person cannot achieve an erection without sufficient blood flow to the penis. Any block in the vessels that supply blood to penis penile arteries´ erection will be insufficient.. It can generally caused by Atherosclerosis, a condition in which cholesterol plaque develop inside the artery blocks then blocks them. Patients with hypertension, diabetes and dyslipedemia. Are at higher risk.Same process can also affect coronary arteries thus a ‘heart attack’ is a closely associated with impotence.
There are certain medications taken for long time can affect erection adversely., leading to impotence. The common examples are
- alpha-adrenergic blockers
- depressants for the central nervous system
- cancer chemotherapy medications
- stimulants for the central nervous system
- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
- synthetic hormones
- drug addiction
5. Emotional Disorders and Lifestyle Choices
Emotions play a major role in erection. Brain co ordinates the vascular , neurological and emotional events and results in erection. Thus any emotional disorders commonly ,Anxiety and depression significantly cause impotence.. It can also be caused by performance anxiety. It can also be a result of the abuse of drugs like amphetamines and cocaine. Alcohol abuse is also known to affect the achievement of erection and maintaining it. Just the way smoking affects coronaries, impotence has directly related to smoking.