Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.

Having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. If erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, however, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.

Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include persistent:

Trouble getting an erection
Trouble keeping an erection
Reduced sexual desire
When to see a doctor
A family doctor is a good place to start when you have erectile problems. See your doctor if:

You have concerns about your erections or you’re experiencing other sexual problems such as premature or delayed ejaculation
You have diabetes, heart disease or another known health condition that might be linked to erectile dysfunction
You have other symptoms along with erectile dysfunction.

Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these. Likewise, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction.

Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues causes erectile dysfunction. For instance, a minor physical condition that slows your sexual response might cause anxiety about maintaining an erection. The resulting anxiety can lead to or worsen erectile dysfunction.

Physical causes of erectile dysfunction
In many cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by something physical. Common causes include:

Heart disease
Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Metabolic syndrome — a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Certain prescription medications
Tobacco use
Peyronie’s disease — development of scar tissue inside the penis
Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
Sleep disorders
Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord
Low testosterone
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction
The brain plays a key role in triggering the series of physical events that cause an erection, starting with feelings of sexual excitement. A number of things can interfere with sexual feelings and cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. These include:

Depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
Relationship problems due to stress, poor communication or other concerns.

Risk factors
As you get older, erections might take longer to develop and might not be as firm. You might need more direct touch to your penis to get and keep an erection.

Various risk factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including:

Medical conditions, particularly diabetes or heart conditions
Tobacco use, which restricts blood flow to veins and arteries, can — over time — cause chronic health conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction
Being overweight, especially if you’re obese
Certain medical treatments, such as prostate surgery or radiation treatment for cancer
Injuries, particularly if they damage the nerves or arteries that control erections
Medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate conditions
Psychological conditions, such as stress, anxiety or depression
Drug and alcohol use, especially if you’re a long-term drug user or heavy drinker

Complications resulting from erectile dysfunction can include:

An unsatisfactory sex life
Stress or anxiety
Embarrassment or low self-esteem
Relationship problems
The inability to get your partner pregnant

The best way to prevent erectile dysfunction is to make healthy lifestyle choices and to manage any existing health conditions. For example:

Work with your doctor to manage diabetes, heart disease or other chronic health conditions.
See your doctor for regular checkups and medical screening tests.
Stop smoking, limit or avoid alcohol, and don’t use illegal drugs.
Exercise regularly.
Take steps to reduce stress.
Get help for anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns.


If a person can not fully satisfy his Partner in the sexual act, it is called impotency. It is of many kinds- The person loses his retention power in sexual play, one gets discharged without satisfying the woman and she does not reach climax and in the end the penis loses its capacity of erection. These are few signs of Impotence. The patient has a desire for inter course, but he is helpless because his penis does not erect enough, in other words it can be said that the penis becomes like a paralysed part of the body. Some how or the other he achieves some erection in the penis but he discharges before intercourse.

यदि कोई व्यक्ति अपने साथी को यौन क्रिया में पूरी तरह से संतुष्ट नहीं कर पाता है, तो उसे नपुंसक कहा जाता है। यह कई तरह का होता है- व्यक्ति यौन क्रीड़ा में अपनी अवधारण शक्ति खो देता है, किसी महिला को संतुष्ट किए बिना लिंग की ताकत खो देता है और वह चरमोत्कर्ष पर नहीं पहुंचता है, और अंत में लिंग खड़ा होने की की क्षमता खो देता है। ये नपुंसकता के कुछ संकेत हैं। रोगी को यौन क्रिया की इच्छा होती है, लेकिन वह असहाय होता है क्योंकि उसका लिंग पर्याप्त रूप से खड़ा नहीं होता है, दूसरे शब्दों में यह कहा जा सकता है कि लिंग शरीर के एक लकवाग्रस्त हिस्से की तरह हो जाता है। कुछ कैसे या दूसरे वह लिंग में कुछ इरेक्शन हासिल करता है लेकिन संभोग से पहले वह क्षमता खो दे देता है।

Impotence in men

Causes for impotency in men. Hormonal disturbances are a very common cause of impotency in men. Diabetes is another very common cause of impotency. Certain medications like diuretics ,beta-blockers, cancer therapy medicines, etc can also cause impotency. Anxiety, depression, tension, emotional problems, the pressure of performance are also responsible for impotency. Certain heart-related problems where the heart cannot pump blood well lead to less blood flow to the penis which results in impotency.

Medicine to cure impotency

Allopathic medicines like Sildenafil citrate, certain injections, Tadalafil, etc are given but they have side effects, so should be avoided. Ayurvedic medicines are very effective and give very good results and they do not have any side effects too. We have our ayurvedic medicines which have ashwagandha, shilajit, gold diamond bhasmas, Kesar, Kasturi, etc which we give to our patients and they get cured without any side effects. We are proud to say that since 1928 we are treating patients of impotency successfully.