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    Men have a lot of fears about erectile dysfunction. Fight those fears with facts. Stop worrying and start learning about why men sometimes don't get erections.

    What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

    How common is it? What can I do about it? Get an overview here.

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man has consistent and repeated problems sustaining an erection. Without treatment, ED can make sexual intercourse difficult.

    Causes

    What’s causing your erectile dysfunction? Is it an emotional issue, or are there medical reasons?

    Erectile dysfunction is a physical condition, but it can be triggered by a man's medical, mental, or emotional issues. WebMD looks at the causes of ED.

    It's not always a case of mind over matter.

    A side effect of some medications can be erectile dysfunction.  Read on, you may need to check your medicine cabinet.

    Most of us know by now that smoking is bad for the lungs, being overweight is bad for the heart, and stress can lead to headaches and anxiety. But, did you know that all of these factors can also cause erectile dysfunction?

    Are You at Risk?

    Are you aware that diabetes and erectile dysfunction are linked? In men with diabetes, impotence may occur as an early complication.

    Erections are all about blood flow to the penis. Learn more about conditions that affect blood flow – and cause male impotence.

    The link between atherosclerosis and erectile dysfunction is well known to doctors. If you have ED, understanding the connection might just save your life.

    To treat erectile dysfunction (ED), you have to lower high blood pressure. Some people are able to do that through lifestyle changes alone. Others need help from prescription high blood pressure medication.

    Prostate cancer is not a cause of erectile dysfunction (or ED). However, treatments for the disease can cause it.

    Prevention

    A healthy lifestyle can mean a healthy love life.

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