Definition of Impotence

Definition of Impotence

Impotence is a condition when the penis is unable to get an erection or is unable to maintain an erection, despite sexual stimulation. Impotence is a sexual problem that is prone to occur in men aged 40 years and over.

Impotence or erectile dysfunction is normal and not dangerous if it occurs occasionally. However, if it occurs continuously or gets worse over time, impotence can cause problems during sexual intercourse, both for sufferers and their partners.

Impotence sufferers will find it difficult to achieve an erection or maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. In addition, people with impotence or  impotence  can also experience decreased sexual desire, difficulty reaching climax during sexual intercourse, and unable to ejaculate.

Causes and Complications of Impotence

Impotence can be caused by many things, ranging from the aging process, an unhealthy lifestyle, psychological disorders, injuries, to side effects of drugs. Impotence can also be affected by several diseases, such as:

  • Hormonal disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease

Although not dangerous, untreated impotence can cause various mental or physical problems. Sufferers can experience depression, even infertility. This condition can interfere with the patient's harmonious relationship with his partner and interfere with concentration at work.

Impotence Treatment and Prevention

Impotence can be treated by addressing the cause, either with drugs, hormone injections, or surgery. If impotence is caused by a psychological disorder, the treatment is  psychotherapy by a doctor or psychologist.

The way to prevent impotence is to live a healthy lifestyle and overcome diseases that can cause impotence. Examples are exercising regularly, eating a balanced nutritious diet, not smoking, and not consuming alcoholic beverages.

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