What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

Certain diseases and conditions, What causes erectile dysfunction?, Taking certain medicines, Certain psychological or emotional issues, Certain health-related factors and behaviours

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?
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Symptoms & Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

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What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?]

Symptoms of ED include

  • being able to get an erection sometimes, but not every time you want to have sex
  • being able to get an erection, but not having it last long enough for sex
  • being unable to get an erection at any time

ED is often a symptom of another health problem or health-related factor.

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often a symptom of another health problem.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Many different factors affecting your vascular system , nervous system  and endocrine system can cause or contribute to ED.

Although you are more likely to develop ED as you age, ageing does not cause ED. ED can be treated at any age.

Certain diseases and conditions

The following diseases and conditions can lead to ED:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • heart and blood vessel disease 
  • atherosclerosis
  • high blood pressure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • injury from treatments for prostate cancer  including radiation therapy and prostate surgery
  • injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, or pelvis
  • surgery for bladder cancer 

Men who have diabetes are two to three times more likely to develop ED than men who do not have diabetes. Read more about diabetes and sexual and urologic problems.

Taking certain medicines

ED can be a side effect of many common medicines, such as

  • blood pressure medicines 
  • antiandrogens—medicines used for prostate cancer therapy 
  • antidepressants
  • tranquilizers, or prescription sedatives—medicines that make you calmer or sleepy
  • appetite suppressants, or medicines that make you less hungry
  • ulcer medicines

View a list of specific medicines that may cause ED

Certain psychological or emotional issues

Psychological or emotional factors may make ED worse. You may develop ED if you have one or more of the following:

  • fear of sexual failure
  • anxiety 
  • depression 
  • guilt about sexual performance or certain sexual activities
  • low self-esteem
  • stress—about sexual performance, or stress in your life in general

Certain health-related factors and behaviours

The following health-related factors and behaviours may contribute to ED:

  • smoking
  • drinking too much alcohol
  • using illegal drugs
  • being overweight
  • not being physically active

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