Factors and Types of impotence
If your erections are not firm enough to allow vaginal penetration, you are impotent. Impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is defined as the inability of an adult male to have an erection firm enough or to maintain it long enough to complete sexual intercourse. There are many factors which are responsible for impotence. In this section we are listed some of the factors with brief description.
Psychological factor that lead to concerns about sexual performance may contribute to functional impotence. These factors include aging and difficulty with communication or relationships.
Atonic impotence may be the result of medications. for example medicine for lower blood pressure in al arteries of the body and reduction of the blood pressure to penile arteries may lead to failure of the penis to fill sufficiently to achieve erection. The use of alcohol, cocaine and nicotine can also decrease potency. Disease processes leading to atonic impotence include diabetes and vascular and neurological disorders. Diabetic clients are at increased risk for impotence, because of their tendency to develop autonomic neuropathy. In this situation, arteries supplying blood to the penis do not bring in enough blood to cause an erection. This can occur because of a narrowing of the arteries such as occurs in the elderly, diabetics and those with high blood pressure or because of injury to the genital region which causes a block in the artery to the penis. The last is very common in the young.
Peyronie’s disease is the development of non-elastic, fibrous tissue just beneath the penile skin, leading to anatomic impotence. The resulting loss of elasticity leads to a decreased ability of the penis to fill with and store blood during an erection. Peyronie’s disease often causes the penis to bend upward, possibly leading to pain and an inability to penetrate the vagina. Dietary factors affecting impotence. While diet does not have much of an effect on impotence, medications can help.
Watch your weight. It’s important to maintain a normal weight; obesity predisposes a person to diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of impotence. Studies have shown that obesity puts men at greater risk for erectile dysfunction. Also, a diet low in saturated fats helps prevent atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty plaque that clogs not only the large vessels around the heart but also the penile artery. With this in mind, limit alcohol and saturated fats.