Causes of Impotence

It has been reported that as many as 30 million men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence.   Impotence is defined as the inability to attain or maintain an erection of the penis for sexual satisfaction. As a result, a man’s self-esteem can decrease, as impotence becomes more of a problem.

Many causes of erectile dysfunction, include but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Age
  • Fatigue
  • Personal fears related to sex
  • Tension
  • Faulty veins which allow blood to drain quickly from the penis
  • Conditions that block the flow of blood to the penis
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

impotenceWhat Are Some Other Causes?

Conditions that block blood flow to the penis such as atherosclerosis or diabetes can result in a male not being able to get an erection. In addition, certain prescription medications such as stimulants, sedatives, diuretics, antihistamines, and drugs to treat high blood pressure, cancer, or depression may interfere with the necessary nerve signals being sent to the penis. But never stop a medication unless your doctor tells you to. Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs, such as marijuana, may also contribute to the dysfunction. At our Las Vegas urology practice, we offer a wide variety of diagnostic tests to identify the cause of ED. Dr. Newman and his staff have the knowledge and years of experience to help provide you with a suitable treatment.

If you would like more information,  please contact our team of health experts. We will answer all of your questions concerning men’s health, impotence, and our other treatments and services.

We understand that impotence and erectile dysfunction can be difficult topics to discuss, however, with our team of medical experts, you can rest assured that you are in a safe environment dedicated to your health. We are here to help—learn more by contacting Dr. Newman of Las Vegas Urology today at 702.948.1199.