What are the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

The Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

The causes of Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) or sexual impotence in men can be physical or psychological. Erectile dysfunction is an inability of a man to sustain an erection in order to have sexual intercourse. Sexual impotence can also be from a loss of sexual desire.

Sexual Impotence can be humiliating and cause anxiety, which can then cause additional stress and exacerbate the problem. If it happens only occasionally it is not a concern, but if it becomes an ongoing issue it should not be ignored. There can be many causes, and it always something to be discussed with your doctor to investigate possible serious health issues.

According to the Mayo Clinic,

the most common physical causes of erectile dysfunction are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, prescription drugs, low testosterone, obesity, treatment of enlarged prostate*, psychological stress, tobacco and alcohol use, or other diseases.

The psychological causes can be depression, stress, poor communication and relationship issues, and anxiety.

There are many things available to assist with sexual performance, the most common is Viagra. Viagra may help with performance, but the underlying cause should not be ignored.

There are things that a man can do to improve his health

and sexual performance. If the fear of death is not enough to seek a doctor’s help with serious medical conditions, sexual impotence may be a motivation to take care of issues that can be precursors to heart attacks, stroke, or debilitating diseases. The sooner you know what you are dealing with, the sooner you can take action to improve your health. Regardless of your age, setting aside embarrassment and talking to your doctor is the first step.


Once you know what you are dealing with,

there are simple lifestyle changes and natural supplements that will help. You should know all your options before taking prescription drugs or having any invasive surgeries on your prostate. Be sure to ask your doctor about side effects of any drugs prescribed, as there can be serious consequences.



Mayoclinic.com(2014)Retrieved from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/erectile-dysfunction/basics/symptoms/con-20034244