What Are the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

Finding the right erectile dysfunction treatment is often difficult because often times, men do not understand the root cause of their problem. Many different issues can result in erectile dysfunction, and it’s important to understand these potential causes in order to find the right treatment option. Here’s a closer look at a few of the common causes of ED.

Health Problems

A variety of different health problems may affect the blood flow, muscles, or nerves needed to get and sustain a healthy erection. Some of the health problems that may be responsible for erectile dysfunction include:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Treatments for enlarged prostate or prostate cancer


Unfortunately, items in your medicine cabinet could actually be the problem if you’re having an issue with erectile dysfunction. Many common medications can cause ED, including antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and pain medications. However, you should never stop taking a medication without discussing it with your physician.

Drinking Alcohol

Some men are under the misconception that consuming alcohol could help them achieve their desired sex drive and erection. However, if you overindulge on alcohol, it could result in erectile dysfunction. The good news is that these effects are usually temporary and simply reducing your drinking can eliminate the problem if drinking is the root cause.


Many people don’t realize that sexual excitement begins in the head, and depression can reduce desire and be a cause of erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, some of the medications prescribed to treat depression may also make it difficult to get an erection. For some men, cognitive behavioral therapy may be a useful depression treatment that may also help reduce problems with erectile dysfunction.

At NuMale Medical Center, we specialize in treating erectile dysfunction and have an over 98% success rate in treatments for our clients, so we guarantee we can help restore your sexual confidence and satisfaction. If you are experiencing symptoms of ED and are seeking help, contact our highly specialized men’s health clinic today to start feeling at your prime again!


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