Impotence Causes

Lifestyle
Lifestyle choices that contribute to heart disease and vascular problems also raise the risk of impotence. Possible impotence causes related to lifestyle choices include:
 
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Avoiding exercise.
     
Surgery
Surgery (especially radical prostate and bladder surgery for cancer) can injure nerves and arteries near the penis, causing impotence.
 
Injury
Injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, and pelvis can lead to impotence by harming:
 
  • Nerves
  • Smooth muscles
  • Arteries
  • Fibrous tissues of the corpora cavernosa.
     
Medicine
In addition, impotence can be a side effect of many common medicines, such as:
 
Psychological Factors
Experts believe that 10 percent to 20 percent of erection problems are due to psychological factors, such as:
 
Men with one of the physical causes of impotence frequently experience the same sort of psychological reactions (such as stress, anxiety, guilt, and depression).
 
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