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ED and associated physical conditions.

What is the main cause of ED and what are the main symptoms?

What is ED?

ED is the polite abbreviation for what is otherwise known as erectile dysfunction. Whether it consists of the inability to achieve or hold an erection, ED is an affliction that causes frustration and thwarted mechanical sexual performance in male sexual activity, and the likelihood of this experience increases with age. ED is not uncommon, and 1 in 10 men is estimated to have ED at some point in his lifetime (Cleveland Clinic, 2019). While approaching this personal problem with others can be initially embarrassing, it is a vital first step in recovery, and specialists are skilled in the proper handling of ED for their patients.

What is the cause of ED?

ED can also be caused by a host 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. Alcohol and drug use can also affect male sexual performance. Erectile Dysfunction can also be caused by emotional issues, including depression, stress, anger, and others.

What is the main cause?

Five of the most common causes of ED include:

  • Endocrine diseases, such as chronic diabetes, nerve damage, and hormonal imbalances.
    • Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke epilepsy, and others.
    • The use of a host of medications can impinge on male sexual performance, such as alpha-and beta- blocker, chemotherapy medications, CNS depressants and stimulants, diuretics and SSRI medications such as Prozac and Paxil.
    • Cardiac conditions such as atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and hypertension can all contribute to ED.
    • Emotional issues and drug abuse
    • Depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, and a general loss of hope can dispirit a person, and these emotional issues can also lead to drug abuse, which also exacerbates and limits sexual performance.

What are the main ED symptoms?

The most obvious symptom associated with ED is the complete inability to achieve an erection, but there are a range of symptoms that fall along a spectrum of mechanical performance. For example, an inability to keep an erection or a relatively soft erection. In addition to erection issues, premature ejaculation also affects sexual performance, and is included in the symptoms of ED.

Learn about the main causes and symptoms of ED, consult with ED specialists in Arizona, and take the steps you need to make your ED a thing of the past.