Impotence in young men may have a psychological cause or an underlying medical cause. Psychological causes are anxieties and fears that prevent a man from getting and maintaining and erection and may be helped with therapy and relaxation. Medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, require a change in lifestyle. Once the doctor determines if the cause is physical or mental then he can discuss the treatment options to help alleviate impotence in young men. Lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and exercise may also be required.
Heart disease is a cause of impotence in young men. It is also one of leading causes of impotence in men in their 30’s. The condition is usually caused by genetics and includes hereditary high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Poor diet can also lead to heart disease. Diets high in fat, cholesterol and sugar can lead to plaque buildup in the arteries that restricts blood flow. This restriction leads to impotence in young men because it limits blood flow to bodily organs, including the penis. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help improve health and in turn can help alleviate the impotence.
Diabetes is another condition that affects the body’s ability to regulation blood flow and another cause of impotence in young men. A man born with diabetes is considered to have type I diabetes, while he who develops it later in life is considered to have type II diabetes. Men with type I develop a condition known as hardening of the arteries that leads to impotence in young men. Hardening of the arteries makes it more difficult to maintain efficient blood flow throughout the body. Men who suffer with diabetes should discuss treatment options for impotence with their doctor.
Obesity is on the rise in our country and also a cause of impotence in young men. A man with a body mass index of 30 or above is considered obese. Obesity contributes to impotence in young men due to the extra fat that accumulates around the heart and other organs, making it more difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. This leads to less blood flow to the penis. Obesity also contributes to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, which also contribute to impotence in young men. Losing weight may be the answer to alleviating impotence in young men who are considered obese.