Impotence, being unable to achieve or sustain an erection, can be embarrassing and destructive for suffers – but it is an extremely common problem. One third of men are expected to suffer from erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives
Experts think stress and anxiety caused by job insecurity, long working hours, home pressures and rising costs could be contributing to the rise of impotence among men in England.
This would explain why Westminster, London, where stresses are high and life is work and money-orientated, has the highest level of men seeking treatment for impotence in all of England.
North West England, home to just 2.4% of impotence sufferers, proved to be the most virile place in the country.
Dr Hilary Jones, who lead the study, said: ‘Impotence is not something men should be embarrassed about and there a lot of treatments on the market, whether that be prescription drugs, therapy in the form of counselling or relaxation, and in rare cases, surgery.’
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by both physical and psychological factors.
It is important to visit your GP if you have problems with sexual performance as in some circumstances, this can be a symptom of something more severe.
Hypnotherapy aims to resolve the problem causing impotence – whether that be a past experience or a present anxiety. Using suggestion and relaxation techniques, hypnotherapists aim to contact the subconscious mind and resolve those deep-routed problems.
To find out more about how hypnotherapy can help, please view our Sexual Issues information page.
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