Erectile dysfunction is among the most troubling conditions in males. We know that males are biologically predestined to have more increased libido and sexual desire than females due to high levels of the hormone testosterone, which is present in the women’s bodies as well, but in considerably smaller amounts. Therefore, when impotence occurs, that affects their emotional and psychological state since they are beginning to feel less as a male.
The erection troubles can occur sometimes in every adult man, but if they tend to occur more than it is normal, the problem is referred as erectile dysfunction. It causes a lot of stress and it often lowers self-confidence and self-esteem in men suffering from it. In the past, men did not talk much about this problem so it is impossible to say if this condition is a problem of the modern time only. However, men of our time are ready to talk about it more freely and they are ready to visit a doctor to treat the problem.
Causes of erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction may be caused either by physical or psychological reasons and it is important to detect the real cause in order to treat the condition effectively by eliminating the causative factor.
Among the most common physical factors that cause the male impotence are trauma, the injury to the penis, disorders of the kidneys, liver, heart and lungs and small amount of testosterone. Furthermore, problems with nerves, atherosclerosis and diabetes are also among the potential causes for the incidence of impotence in the males. On the other side, the psychological factors may also lead to this problem. Negative thoughts, frustrations and fears are predominant psychological states that cause erectile dysfunction. Anger and performance anguish may also lead to the occurrence of the male impotence.
Erectile dysfunction and pollution
Air pollution is also among the culprits for the occurrence of the erectile dysfunction although many people do not know that. Air pollution indirectly causes the male impotence since it has negative impact on the heart and the lungs and we have already mentioned that the heart and lung problems may induce this uncomfortable condition in males.
One of the consequences of pollution is low sperm count. Furthermore, the exposure to the pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides, as well as carbon monoxide, may lead to the occurrence of low sperm movement. The impotence may also be caused by exposure to the tobacco smoke, many gases, synthetic estrogens and many chemicals, as well as heavy metals like arsenic and lead.