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What causes ED? What are common ED risk factors?

Specialists are skilled at determining both the physical causes of ED, and the psychological causes of ED in order to make an accurate diagnosis of the issues and to recommend the most effective ED treatment for each patient.

What causes ED?

The psychological causes of ED can include depression, stress, anger, anxiety, performance anxiety, and a loss of hope. The physical causes of ED can include a wide range of associated physical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, and more. ED can be caused by post-op surgical conditions from prostate and bladder procedures as well, affecting the ability to control an erection.

ED risk factors

Endocrine diseases, such as chronic diabetes, nerve damage, and hormonal imbalances can create erection loss. Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke epilepsy, and others can damage nerve tissue surrounding the penis. The use of a host of medications can negatively affect male sexual performance, including alpha-and beta- blockers, chemotherapy medications, CNS depressants and stimulants, diuretics, and SSRI medications such as Prozac and Paxil. Cardiac conditions can also contribute to ED problems, and atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and hypertension can all contribute to ED. The psychological causes of ED include emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, and this general loss of hope can also lead to drug and porn abuse, which also exacerbates and limits sexual performance. Other lifestyle choice issues that can contribute to ED in men are obesity and smoking.

Specialists provide help with ED in a variety of ways depending on the patient’s particular set of ED problems. Traditional natural supplements, like ginseng and yohimbe are sometimes recommended, and the success of medications for ED such as Vardenafil (Viagra), Sildenafil (Levitra), and Tadalafil (Cialis) is now widely known. While these medications for ED have transformed ED treatments, some men do not respond to them, and other men prefer ED treatments without drugs. Surgical methods such as penile implant procedures are available for some patients, and the advent of acoustic wave therapy for ED, with products such as Shockwave or Gainswave, has opened up a new avenue of ED treatment for many men.

After you get acquainted with what causes ED and ED risk factors, get help with ED from skilled specialists who are able to treat both the physical causes of ED, and the psychological causes of ED.