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What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

If a man regularly finds it difficult to getting or maintaining an erection, he may have erectile dysfunction. ED tends to rise with age, the older the man gets the more prone he is not being able to get or keep an erection. However, many wonder what the root cause of erectile dysfunction is. The truth is, it could be a number of things. ED can be affected by blood flow, nerve supply, and/or hormones. It should also be noted that erectile dysfunction could be a potential warning flag for other health issues such as diabetes, side effects from medications, Multiple Sclerosis and more.

Physical Causes

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of physical issues such as obesity, diabetes or heart disease. Other common physical causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Clogged blood vessels
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance abuse
  • Sleep disorders
  • Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
  • Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord

Emotional Issues

With erectile dysfunction, emotions can play a major role. The brain has a large role to play when trying to obtain and keep an erection. Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, or relationship problems can have an impact on a man’s sexual arousal.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction, call the team at Preferred Men’s Medical Center now to schedule an appointment to have a consultation with their experienced and specially trained medical staff.

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