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Does stress cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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Anxiety, depression, and stress can all play a role in erectile dysfunction (ED). Relationship issues can also be a factor.

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Issues: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

National Health Service: “Erectile dysfunction (impotence).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction.”

American Thyroid Association, “Thyroid.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 27, 2016

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Issues: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

National Health Service: “Erectile dysfunction (impotence).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction.”

American Thyroid Association, “Thyroid.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 27, 2016

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