Impotence is the inability of the male to produce an erection and thus have an effective sexual encounter. It is also equated with the term erectile dysfunction, which means the inability to sustain an erection. Hormones are chemicals produced by the body’s endocrine system. Hormones play a major role in a person’s ability to feel sexual desire. If hormone levels become out of balance, you may experience a decrease in your sex drive.
Sexuality is not just about sexual intercourse. It is also about how people feel and express themselves. Feeling sexual or attractive becomes more difficult when the body undergoes unexpected changes. This can affect how people interact with others and their ability to develop intimate relationships. Testosterone hormone is responsible for men sexual desire. If the production of this hormone getting reduces, then a person feels low sex desire.
Hormonal problems are the cause of impotence. The most common hormone abnormality is reduced levels of the male sex hormone testosterone. Testosterone can be restored to a therapeutic level with hormone replacement therapy. Testosterone replacement therapy should only be taken if you are tested and these tests confirm a deficiency. A reduction in male hormones, rise in male infertility and a global decrease in sperm count is mainly due to the estrogen-like effects of pesticides and other environmental toxins. Thus infertility in couples is due to the male in 35% of cases. “Male menopause” is also a fact of life, expressed as a decrease of testosterone and related functions.
We can call this situation as Andropause. It is a Hormone Imbalance due to the lack or absence of Testosterone which is the male hormone. Hormonal imbalance cause of impotence. Testosterone is a hormone which is responsible for sex drive. As testosterone and other male sex hormone levels start to drop after reaching middle age, it is thought that low testosterone level is the culprit of most intermittent impotence problem, especially in older men. Furthermore, studies have shown that lack of testosterone leads to a range of other sexual performance problems, including premature ejaculation and low sex drive.
Hormonal imbalances such as low levels of thryoid hormone may also contribute to the problem. Low levels of the hormone testosterone are rarely the cause of ED. Testosterone is responsible for the process of desire, not for ED—but of course, lack of desire may be the problem. If desire is not there in the first place, it is difficult to either get or maintain an erection. Loss of libido (sexual desire) may be caused by depression, illness, or medications, and of course, a waning attraction to one’s partner.