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What diseases can lead to erectile dysfunction?

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Sometimes, another medical condition will lead to ED.

  • Diabetes can damage nerves and blood vessels that aid in getting you ready for sex.
  • Kidney disease can also affect your hormones, blood flow to your penis, and your nervous system.
  • Nerve and brain disorders like stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease disrupt vital signals.
  • Blood vessel diseases like high blood pressure and high cholesterol can slow the flow of blood.
  • Prostate enlargement, a normal part of aging for many men, may play a role.

SOURCES: 

The Family Doctor.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders.

Erectile Dysfunction Information Center.

Up To Date.  

American College of Physicians.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: 

The Family Doctor.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders.

Erectile Dysfunction Information Center.

Up To Date.  

American College of Physicians.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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