Symptoms related to erectile dysfunction may include:
As you get older, underlying health problems, or taking medications, which are more common as men age, may result in erectile dysfunction, and it may be necessary to touch and manipulate your penis to get and keep an erection.
A variety of risk factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction. They include:
Complications resulting from erectile dysfunction can include:
Causes of Impotence:
Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these. Similarly, stress and mental health problems can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues cause erectile dysfunction. For instance, a minor physical problem that slows your sexual response may cause anxiety about maintaining an erection. The resulting anxiety can lead to or worsen erectile dysfunction.
Physical causes of erectile dysfunction
In most cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by a physical disorder. Common causes include:
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction
The brain plays a key role in triggering the series of physical events that cause an erection, starting with feelings of sexual excitement. A number of things can interfere with sexual feelings and cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. These include:
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