PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is erectile dysfunction?

ANSWER

It's the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse.

Causes of erectile dysfunction include diseases affecting blood flow, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries); nerve disorders; psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and performance anxiety (nervousness over his ability to sexually perform); and injury to the penis.

Chronic illness, certain drugs, and a condition called Peyronie's disease (scar tissue in the penis) also can cause it.

From: Sexual Problems in Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. 

News release, FDA. 

Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. 

News release, FDA. 

Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What causes low sexual desire?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.