Impotence and Impotence causes

Basically there are two different forms of impotence:impotencia coeundi – meaning inability to have sexual intercourse
impotencia generandi – meaning infertility

The former disturbance is much more common than the latter though there is an increasing number of reports about decreasing sperm count and motility resulting in infertility of men. Probably due to heavy metal intoxications of food and environment.

Quite obviously Viagra or whatever you take for the purpose of increasing your potency wont work for infertility problems – except the amino acid L-Arginine which has shown sperm quality enhancing effects in several trials.

More likely you are looking for information on impotence in the sense of erectile dysfunction – meaning you encounter sometimes or continuously difficulties to achieve or maintain erections sufficient for sexual intercourse.

You may want to read the common list of “reasons” telling you why you may have these problems. You know this hypertension-stress-arteriosclerosis-diabetes-depression-psychological-thing of scientific explanation. Sounds pretty mainstream, doesn’t raise any objections from establishments and leaves you knowing as much as before.

Viagra on is different here.

I’d like to report something to you which may be interesting since it’s quite new. You may have never heard of it – even your doctor may never have heard of it:

The testosterone syndrome

This is the title of a book written by Eugene Shippen and it points out basically that many of the commonly given “reasons” for impotence have one and just one reason itself: testosterone deficit.

Testosterone, the main male sex hormone, is present in our body in two ways:as total testosterone andas free testosterone

In former times scientists didn’t care too much distinguishing these two forms in their lab tests. That’s why they frequently missed interesting associations between impotence and decreased testosterone levels. The reason is, it’s mainly the free testosterone lacking which is associated with decreased sex drive and potency while the total testosterone may be in a normal range even in older men suffering from impotence!

Since there are no significant correlations between total testosterone and impotence, the old reasoning is: there wont be a correlation to free testosterone too. But Shippen proved this notion wrong.

Other male health problems due to Testosterone Syndrome

And he showed us even more:

It’s not just impotence which may be associated with low free testosterone levels, it’s even arteriosclerosis, heart attack, body-fat-increase, bone demineralization, depression and anxiety, general lack of vitality and some more health conditions quite common among aging men.

Chances are, you are suffering from Testosterone Syndrome while you read these lines and look for explanations of some of the following problems: tired and burned out feelinglow sexual desiredecreasing muscle mass butincreasing fat (mainly abdominal)lack of self-confidencedecreasing working capacityhypertensionarteriosclerosismemory problemshigh cholesterol and lipids

How can you increase your free testosterone level on the long term in order to improve your general health and potency?

Some simple steps to change your lifestyle for promoting potence and some points you should avoid.

If you are on medication making Viagra-prescriptions problematic or even obsolete, you may consider applying some alternative methods for long-term improvement of the treated condition thus making the current medication superfluous sooner or later allowing usage of Viagra.

Some medications, like Beta-Blockers, promote impotency – a well known fact. Are there any alternatives? Can you avoid these drugs furthering impotence? You can!© 2003, all rights reserved: Gerald Feinstein, MD (Viagra Guide online)