Male impotence erectile dysfunction causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. Causes of erectile...Read More
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance.
Causes of erectile dysfunction can be both physiological and psychological. The most common cause of erectile dysfunction is a disorder of the blood vessels supplying the penis.
Physical causes of ED include:
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Peyronie’s disease
Psychological causes of ED include:
- Relationship problems
Erectile dysfunction can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and blood pressure medications.
If you have erectile dysfunction, you should see your doctor to find out the cause. Treatments for erectile dysfunction include:
- Medications (oral, topical, or injectable)
- Vacuum devices
- Lifestyle changes (quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more)