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What conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction is testosterone linked with?

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Low testosterone is linked in some way with many of the conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Endothelial dysfunction
  • Diabetes

Although low testosterone isn't known to cause them, the associations between other medical conditions and low testosterone can be significant.

SOURCES:

University of Virginia Health system: "Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence."

Seftel, A. International Journal of Impotence Research, 2006.

WebMD Medical reference: "Atherosclerosis and Erectile Dysfunction."

Karen Herbst, MD, PhD, assistant professor in medicine, University of California, San Diego.

Kohler, T. Urology, 2008.

Araujo, A. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2007.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 31, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Virginia Health system: "Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence."

Seftel, A. International Journal of Impotence Research, 2006.

WebMD Medical reference: "Atherosclerosis and Erectile Dysfunction."

Karen Herbst, MD, PhD, assistant professor in medicine, University of California, San Diego.

Kohler, T. Urology, 2008.

Araujo, A. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2007.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 31, 2019

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