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Causes of Impotence

Men of any age can develop medical problems that interfere with their ability to get or keep an erection. However, compared to older men, men under age 45 are more likely to experience psychological causes for their impotence.

Let's start by finding out about stress in your life, since stress is one of the most common types of psychological problems that can interfere with normal sexual function. Common sources of stress include

  • distance or strain in the relationship between you and your partner

  • job or family related stress

  • fear or worries about sex or intimacy

  • anxiety about sexual performance

  • worries about your body image.

Do you feel that stress or other psychological factors may be affecting your sexual performance?

Yes, I may be suffering from stress.

No, I don't think I am suffering from stress.

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