|Impotence is the most common and probably the most humiliating
sexual disorder among men. More than 25 percent of men over the age
of 50 suffer from some form of impotence. There are many factors that
cause impotence, but there are a few that stand out from the list:
aging and atherosclerosis.
As men age, testosterone levels in the body plummet. Preventative
measures can be taken long before impotence begins interfering with
sexual activity, though.|
|Other than simply getting older, atherosclerosis is believed to be the
most frequent cause of impotence. An erection is the result of nerve
impulses that cause the dilation of the arteries in the penis. Blood fills
the tissue of the organ and it lengthens. Men with atherosclerosis are
unable to achieve and/or maintain an erection because proper levels of
blood do not reach the organ due to the rigidity of the arteries.
Luckily, some measures can be taken to repair the body's inability to
achieve an erection. First of all, consume a diet that is high in fiber,
which can help improve circulation and counteract impotence. A diet
low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates can
be also be helpful to improve circulation.
|Yohimbe is listed in the Physicians Desk Reference as a sensual
stimulant. It has been found to be effective in treating both organic
(physiological) and psychogenic (mental) forms of impotence. The
aphrodisiac effects associated with yohimbe are related to this dilation.
Yohimbe increases the blood flow and enlarges the vessels in the sexual
organs as well as increases reflex excitability in the lower spinal cord.
Yohimbe has been found to make erections harder and firmer through
increased circulation to the area. It is also thought to aid in maintaining
an erection by causing a compression and preventing the blood from
flowing out of the organ.|