Impotence is a condition where a man is either unable to get an erection or unable to maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. Usually it is older men who suffer with this type of erectile dysfunction, but there are also cases of impotence in young men. The causes of impotence in young men differ in the impotence causes of older men and so do the treatments. Generally, impotence in young men is psychological rather than physical. Stress is one of the main culprits for erectile dysfunction in younger men and reducing the stress helps alleviate the problem.
There are many psychological problems that lead to impotence in young men, such a fear. There are many types of fear that lead to impotence in young men, including fear of causing pregnancy, fear of sexually transmitted diseases and fear of getting caught in the act. Other factors can also contribute to impotence in young men, such as inexperience, being rushed to finish and bad sexual experiences in the past. Impotence in young men caused by stress in usually short-term and easily treated. However, if the impotence is ongoing, then a medical examination is needed to rule out any underlying medical causes for the problem. Medical conditions that may lead to impotence in young men include diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking, alcoholism and narcotic abuses can also cause impotence in young men. So, quitting smoking, cutting back or stopping alcohol use and stopping the use of narcotics may be all it takes to reclaim his manhood. Erectile dysfunction prescription medications used for older men are not recommended to treat impotence in young men. The side effects are harsh and may cause other sexual problems later in life. However there are herbal remedies to help cure impotence in young men.
Herbal supplements are available to relax the man and promote sexual desire. Herbs available to help a man relax and treat impotence in young men include passion flower, lavender and wild oats. Aphrodisiacs also may be helpful in the treatment of impotence in young men. Herbal aphrodisiacs, such as Red Korean or Red Chinese ginseng, ginger and chocolate, help stimulate arousal that can help young men achieve an erection. Consulting an herbalist can help a man decide which supplements to try. However, if the problem persists, it is important to see a doctor and have a complete physical exam.