Your Guide to Youth Impotence

We normally equate impotence with aging men and declining sex drives. In fact, most cases of impotence do involve older men. However, an alarming number of young men are experiencing the trauma of erectile dysfunction at a time of their lives when they should be enjoying their sexual peak. Youth impotence is the inability of a young man to achieve or maintain an erection. To a large extent, it is caused by excessive sex or masturbation.

Masturbation has its role in a normal sex life, and it relieves the hormonal urges. But over masturbation can be addictive and lead to the degradation of the sexual response.

Physiological Explanation
Ongoing studies indicate that excessive masturbation at a young age consumes too much of the human growth hormones testosterone and DHEA, thereby discharging the resting potential of the central nervous system. The endocrine function is adversely affected as well, while hormonal production and liver enzymes are reduced.

With an altered liver enxyme production, the syntheses of hormones and neurotransmitters cannot occur nor can the removal of excess stress and DHT hormones in the prostate. Of course, these imbalances do not happen overnight, but over years of abusive masturbation. As the stress hormonal receptors spread over the parasympathetic acetylcholine receptors, erectile dysfunction occurs. This physiological phenomenon explains why P.C. muscle exercises do not effectively work to boost erections, and often lead to premature ejaculation.

Physiological & Life Style Causes
Youth impotence can also be caused by psychological factors, including depression, feelings of insecurity, failed previous relationships, performance anxiety attacks, and a guilty conscience. Other factors include:
If you have started abusively masturbating before puberty, you are at risk of developing impotence.
Prostate Exhaustion
Prostate Enlargement and E.D. come in pairs. If you notice urinary problems, weak erections and painful ejaculations, you may be suffering from an enlarged prostate.
Marijuana abuse raises the level of the inflammatory hormone prostaglandin E-2, which can induce inflammation in brain arteries and constrict blood flow to the penis.
Chronic abuse to meth damages the body, such as destroying testicular functions that cause sexual and orgasmic disorders.
Ecstasy destroys serotonin-producing neurons in the brain that play a direct role in regulating sexual activity.
Hypertension (High blood pressure)
Unfortunately, many high blood pressure medications have been linked to impotence.

Other Causes
There are numerous other factors that play a role in youth impotence:
  • Nervous system disorder
  • Spinal injury
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Use of Street drugs
  • Hypertension
  • Venous Leakage Disorder
  • Hormonal Disorder
Impotence + Premature Ejaculation = "A Double Whammy"
Excessive masturbation may condition young men to contract their pelvic muscles in order to maintain a waning erection. But overusing and exhausting the pelvic muscles takes a great toll on the nerve endings that struggle to maintain control, and often trigger a premature ejaculation, thereby compounding the problem.

Side Effects from Sex Addictions
There are a number of side effects of youth impotence caused by excessive sex or masturbation. They include fatigue, lower back pain, stress, anxiety, hair loss, eye floaters or fuzzy vision, groin or testicular pain, and pain or cramping in the pelvic cavity or tailbone.

Severe Youth Impotence
For severe cases of youth impotence, doctors often prescribe drugs. While prescription drugs work well for a short period of time, various harmful side effects can emerge. Young adults who suffer from severe impotence and venous leaking have success using adjustable constriction loops or penile bands in conjunction with natural remedies. The loops are designed to tighten around the base of the penis. They are a good for temporary aid. But for long-lasting recovery, options include dealing with the problem of sexual addiction directly, the alteration of sexual habits and supplementing diet with natural remedies.

The First Step
In order to overcome youth impotence and reverse the ill effects of excessive sexual activity or over masturbation, stop masturbating for a few weeks. Let your body rest and replenish. Then, return to masturbation, albeit at a lower frequency.  A healthy habit is to masturbate or have sex a total of three to four times a week with one ejaculation per encounter.

Beneficial Herbs and Natural Therapy
Balance your nutrition by consuming more soybean products and seafood, such as seaweed and shellfish. Impotence caused by lack of blood flow can be improved through a change of diet. A fiber-rich diet with low fat contents will help reduce plaque development in your arteries. Avoid fast food, canned and frozen foods. Consume more fresh, unrefined and unprocessed foods.

Here is a partial list of beneficial herbs known to improve blood circulation, rejuvenate damaged tissues and enhance the quality of erections:

  • Contains steroidal saparins that are thought to mimic the action of certain human hormones. It is used as a tonic to support the male reproductive system and is thought to promote the healthy routine production of testosterone and progesterone.

Siberian Ginseng

  • In Chinese Medicine, ginseng is highly respected and prized as an herb that promotes 'yang' (male) energy. It can increase circulation, enhance vitality, and act as an overall systemic supporter. In a recent study, Siberian ginseng was shown to support stamina and fitness. One of the most important active ingredients in Siberian or oriental ginseng is the ginsenosides, which promote healthy blood flow to the brain and penis. Studies provide increasing evidence that ginsenoside acts by utilizing nitric oxide. Nitric oxide can combat stress and support healthy adrenal hormones. In addition, animal studies lend growing support for the use of ginseng as an improvement for sexual dysfunction. The effects of ginseng on the corpus cavernosum (one of two parallel columns of erectile tissue) appear to be mediated by the release and/or modification of release of nitric oxide from endothelial cells and perivascular nerves. [1] [2]

Saw Palmetto

  • Herbal extracts from the fruit of this short, scrubby palm have been used historically to address urologic health. They have long been used by the Seminole Indians as a tonic to promote strength of genitals and urinary function. Many modern clinical trials corroborate the ability of saw palmetto extract to diminish the signs and symptoms of prostate conditions, for which it is a first-line method of treatment in much of Europe.[3] [4] Saw palmetto also enhances the actions of other herbs. Thus, it helps support the prostate gland's healthy hormone balance necessary for enhancement of sexual function [5]

Tribulus Terristis

  • This herb has been studied for its ability to promote muscle health, strength and general prowess in the male body. [6] [7] Animal studies have targeted the supporting effect of an extract of this herb on sexual arousal and desire. [8]

Horny Goat Weed

  • Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium species) has been used in sexual tonics in Chinese herbal medicine to maximize sexual performance and healthy testosterone production. This herb is believed to help promote sexual desire and has been regarded for years in China and Japan as a natural sexual stimulator. It is believed to promote healthy seminal emissions and encourage systemic harmony of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles. [9] [10]

In addition, beneficial herbs such as American ginseng and maca help to rejuvenate the entire body. Yohimbe will help increase blood flow and nutrient absorption for a harder erection and better ejaculation control.  Damiana works to heal your overworked prostate.  Cynomorium is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat impotence in men.  And rehmannia root powder is used to enhance sexual performance as well as to replenish vitality.
Herbal-based supplements that contain plant hormones can free the binding of the hormones testosterone and DHT in the prostate hormone receptor cells, restoring prostate health and shrinking the enlarged, irritated prostate and promote prolonged sexual vitality.

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  6. ^Rogerson S, Riches CJ, Jennings C, Weatherby RP, Meir RA, Marshall-Gradisnik SM. Abstract “The effect of five weeks of Tribulus terrestris supplementation on muscle strength and body composition during preseason training in elite rugby league players”
  7. ^J Strength Cond Res. 2007 May;21(2):348-53. PMID: 17530942).
  8. ^Gauthaman K, Adaikan PG, Prasad RN. Abstract “Aphrodisiac properties of Tribulus Terrestris extract (Protodioscin) in normal and castrated rats”. Life Sci. 2002 Aug 9;71(12):1385-96. PMID: 12127159
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  10. ^Kessenich CR, Cichon MJ. “Hormonal decline in elderly men and male menopause”. Geriatric Nursing . 2001; 22:24-28.

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