Common Causes of Impotence

What Is Impotence?

The most common symptom of impotence is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection. It is also termed as erectile dysfunction or ED. Impotence can occur either due to physical or emotional reason.

According to a study, the risk of having impotence increases as men tend to age. The risk factor is even higher in men that have heart diseases. Impotence can make you feel depresses or stressed if not identified on time. To understand it in a better way you should know what causes impotence in men.

There are 6 common causes of impotence in men:

  1. Nervous or neurological disorder Impotence can also be related to neurological disorders in the body. Since the brain is also responsible to cause the erection, having neurological issue can also cause improper functioning of the reproductive system. Any neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, stroke, and epilepsy.
  2. Medications – Certain medications contradict with the blood flow in the body and leads to ED. Medicines that treat cancer, central nervous system depressants, diuretics, beta-blockers, and CNS stimulants are examples of such medications.
  3. Endocrine Diseases – It is really important to have a healthy endocrine system. Because it produces hormones to control sexual functions, metabolism, mood, reproductive system and more. Diabetes, for instance, is an endocrine disease. It leads to impotence because of the imbalance of insulin hormone. Diabetes can damage the nerves which lead to the lack of sensations in the penis. Diabetes can also cause impaired blood flow and hormonal imbalance.
  4. Heart-Related Conditions – When the heart is not able to pump blood properly, it leads to impotence. To achieve a proper erection of the penis, the blood flow has to be enough. A heart disease, therefore, can be one of the common causes of ED. If you’re having high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and hypertension, chances are that your impotence is associated with these cardiac-related problems.
  5. Emotional & Lifestyle Related Factors – A proper erection is the consequence of emotional response known as the excitement phase. If you’re dealing with an emotional issue such as depression, anxiety, sadness, or simply stress, then you will not able to maintain or achieve the erection. Some men also have the issue of performance anxiety. It creates a sense of stress in your mind that if you were not able to achieve an erection in the past, you won’t be able to achieve it in the future too. Sometimes it has also been seen that men can’t achieve the erection in front of a partner. They can achieve a full erection during masturbation but not during the intercourse.
  6. Drug Abuse And Alcoholism – Certain drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine can also cause impotence. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can also affect the ability to achieve and maintain an erection.


There are many medical and alternative treatments for ED. Some of them include consuming medicines such as sildenafil, tadalafil, TRT, penile implant surgery and more. If you want to opt for natural treatment, then you can go for acupuncture, Korean red ginseng, pomegranate juice, and other lifestyle changes.