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What is erectile dysfunction?

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Also known as impotence or ED, erectile dysfunction is defined as 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 about your ability to sexually perform.
  • Injury to the penis.
  • Chronic illness, certain medications, and a condition called Peyronie's disease (scar tissue in the penis) can also cause erectile dysfunction.

From: Sexual Problems in Men WebMD Medical Reference

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Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

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Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2019

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