Erectile Dysfunction: 5 Causes

Most men will experience erectile problems at least once in their lives.

They’re far from uncommon, and can be caused by any number of factors.

Poor blood flow is an oft-cited reason, which is why the condition is more prevalent in older men, who are more susceptible to such illnesses as high blood pressure and diabetes, which impede circulation.

Psychogenic erectile dysfunction on the other hand, is described by one study[1] as that largely caused by psychological or interpersonal determinants.

Five of which we will discuss here:

  1. Performance anxiety

  2. General stress

  3. Depression

  4. Loss of interest

  5. Reliance on ED treatment

These can be wide-ranging, and not even apparent to some until problems have arisen during intercourse.

These instances may often only be temporary, and pass without the need for intervention.

But cases where these problems persist should definitely be addressed. Talking about them with your partner, or seeking treatment from a doctor are important steps in tackling the issue.

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