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A 31-year-old member asked:

what are the causes of erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Not likely . . .: Erectile dysfunction is not so much a result of vitamin deficiency as it is stress (whether due to relationship, partner, family, friends, money, job, etc), poor lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking to excess, etc) & bad health (high blood pressure & cholesterol + diabetes, etc) plus medications used to treat said conditions. Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to regaining health.
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Many reasons: There are many factors that can cause erectile dysfunction. A urologist can help you figure out if something medical is going on. Feeling stressed, anxious, or conflicted in a relationship can also be some possible reasons. Of course it could be a combination of several things. I would recommend getting things checked out medically first. Then consider seeing a therapist.

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What causes erectile dysfunction physically ?

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Here are ...: Each life event is always a process of lifelong making from its many known/unknown factors, which interact together, and represents the ending result of interaction between genetic factors ; lifestyle; so is ed. Here are: aging, impaired circulation ; nerve connection, low male hormone, many diseases, drugs, surgery/injury, etc. Despite enlisting causes as physical or mental, both are inseparable.
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Does diabetic medicine cause erectile dysfunction?

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Erections: Yes, men with diabetes may develop low testosterone levels, particularly in men who are overweight.. Have your doctor examine you and then order labs related to testosterone levels. If your testosterone level is normal you should be referred to a Urologist to further evaluate your erectile dysfunction.

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