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What are the physical reasons for erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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Physical reasons for ED include heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Damage to your nerves or arteries can cause problems with erections, too. Lack of exercise, drinking, and smoking can lead to problems.

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 Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

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 Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

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