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Western Diagnosis

Erections are the result of a combination of blood vessel and nerve function, brain stimuli and hormonal actions. When there is interference or interruption of any of these functions, impotence results.

Impotence may only happen once, occasionally or it may be recurrent. In any case, there are a variety of factors (including both physical and psychological) that can influence impotence.

Some examples are: alcohol, cigarettes, a history of sexually transmitted disease, peripheral vascular disease, chronic illness such as diabetes or high blood pressure, hormone disturbances and atherosclerosis.

In addition, the Association for Male Sexual Dysfunction sites in excess of 200 drugs that may cause impotence. The list includes: antidepressants, antihistamines, antihypertensives, diuretics, narcotics, sedatives, stomach acid inhibitors and ulcer medications.

Eastern Diagnosis

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, impotence is the result of a deficiency of kidney essence and a subsiding of fire from the gate of life.

As well, fear, anxiety or the descent of heat dampness can impair heart and kidney functioning and cause impotence. The goal of treatment is restoration of these systems.


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