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what is erectile dysfunction a risk factor for?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Erectile dysfunction can lead to:: Male infertility.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is erectile dysfunction physical or psychological?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Both: Erectile dysfunction can be caused by both physical and/or psychological conditions. It is important to undergo routine testing to evaluate for a physical condition that can be treated, if identified. A good history should also be taken to identify psychological stressors that can cause erection problems. Usually, the treatment of either of these factors will improve the condition.
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Which physical causes are there of erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Many: There are several physical causes for erectile dysfunction. These include diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol levels. Of course, if one has had any type of surgery in the pelvis or spine, this too can disrupt the nerves required for erection and lead to erectile dysfunction. Pelvic surgery can be for colon cancer, rectal cancer, with or without radiation to the pelvis.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Erectile dysfunction is a normal process of aging. The incidence begins to rise when a man enter his 30's and 40's. The degree of severity that a patient experiencses is variable. The severity depends on the overall health of the patient, medications taken, exercising, other other comorbidites such as diabetes and hypertension.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Which psychological causes are there of erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Stress: Any type of psychological stress will affect a man's ability to perform sexually. This will also affect his libido (sex drive) as well. The most common psychological stressors for erectile dysfunction include divorce, loss of job, financial stress, relationship discord, death in the family, and mental health issues such as bipolar disorder or depression.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Does diagnosis of erectile dysfunction involve embarrassing and invasive testing?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Most ED can be diagnosed with a professional asking appropriate questions, a detailed physical exam and routine blood work. Occasionally, i order an ultrasound of the penis which is a little uncomfortable.

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