Impotence, sometimes referred to as ED, is the inability to get or keep a firm erection during intercourse. Impotence interferes with intercourse and reproduction.

Type of Male Impotence:

  • Arteriogenic impotence: The arteries supply blood to the penis. When arteries narrow, they fail to bring in sufficient blood to the penis resulting in ED. It mainly occurs in elderly people. Those who are diabetic or have high blood pressure are also prone to it. Arteriogenic impotence due to injuries is common but often goes unnoticed because of ignorance.
  • Impotence from Diabetes Mellitus: Impotence is very common among diabetics. A study showed around 50% of diabetics as patients of male impotence.
  • Mixed impotence: More than one factor can cause impotence in men. It could be physical factors as well as psychological factors. Mixed impotence refers to this form of impotence.
  • Endocrinologic impotence: When there is an imbalance of sex hormones in the blood stream, erection doesn’t occur. Nearly 5 to 10% of men suffer from Endocrinology impotence.
  • Psychogenic impotence: Sometimes, the problem lies entirely in the mind. There will be no physical factors accompanying ED. This is a state of psychogenic impotence. People often undergo bouts of depression and anxiety.


Approximately 10 percent of all men will one day be unable to achieve or maintain an erection. A man who cannot maintain an erect penis is unable to participate fully in sexual intercourse.

  • The most common risk factors for impotence are anxiety, stress or relationship conflicts.
  • Some drugs have side effects that can contribute to impotence. These include diuretics, tricycle antidepressants, beta-blockers, and hormones.
  • Physical causes of impotence include trauma and disease such as: diabetes; pelvic surgery; spinal injury; glandular problems and multiple sclerosis.


Some researchers believe one of the major causes of impotence in males is high or low blood sugar, caused by eating foods high in sugar and empty carbohydrates. A typical fast food diet such as a hamburger, fries and a coke with a candy bar snack does not support male glands, or aid in the production of sperm, a key factor in the ability to perform sexually.

Male Impotence Causes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Cut alcohol consumption
  • Exercise aerobically
  • Keep your weight down
  • Watch your medication use
  • Forget illegal drugs
  • Avoid stress and anger


Natural Home Remedies for Male Impotence:

  • Ginger: Ginger is a relative of Cardamom, and well known for its warming, aromatic properties. In an article titled “Studies on Herbal Aphrodisiacs Used in the Arab System”, published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, some Saudi scientists asserted that ginger extracts significantly increase sperm motility and quantity.
  • Gingko: The herb ginkgo can improve blood flow downstairs which can reverse impotence. However, you will need to take the herb at least 6-8 weeks to see consistent results. You can find the herb at any health store and you should follow the recommended dosage.
  • Chaste Tree: Treats impotence, infertility and emissions, especially in old age, from sexual overindulgence, excess masturbation or after venereal disease. Regulate the pituitary, increases sperm count, increases testosterone.
  • Saw Palmetto: One of the most popular male enhancement herbs, saw palmetto contains the powerful compound beta sisterly which is crucial for promoting sexual as well as prostate health.
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