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Why I am getting erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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There are a lot of reasons you can get ED, from high blood pressure and diabetes to kidney disease and prostate cancer. It could even be due to an injury to your penis, prostate, bladder, and pelvis.

But it’s not always physical. Psychological and emotional issues are sometimes to blame, as well. Stress, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause ED. Even nervousness about how you perform sexually can make it happen.

Some medications may make getting an erection difficult, too. Your doctor can help you figure out what’s going on and how to solve it.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile dysfunction.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine : “One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man -- Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile dysfunction.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine : “One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man -- Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

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