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Erectile Dysfunction Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of erectile dysfunction
Doctors believe that most cases of erectile dysfunction are physically related, the majority of which can be treated successfully, thus allowing a more satisfying sexual experience. Whether a man is young, or old, erectile dysfunction can occur, but generally increases with older age.  There are many causes for erectile dysfunction, including:

  • Alcoholism and other forms of drug abuse
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormonal disorders such as low testosterone (hypogonadism)
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Psychological causes such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stress
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Psychological causes such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stress
  • Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Tobacco use
  • Treatments for prostate cancer

Knowing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction can help you diagnose the condition quicker. Do you which signs and symptoms of ED to look for?  Read on to learn more about mild erectile disfunction and erectile dysfunction symptoms.

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