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Can having a stroke cause erectile dysfunction?

A stroke can certainly cause erectile dysfunction, by damaging the neurologic connection between the brain and the penis. Just like a stroke may cause, say, right arm weakness, it can in the same way cause erectile dysfunction. Sometimes erectile dysfunction may, in turn, indicate the potential of a future stroke. Erectile dysfunction essentially is a vascular disease where reduced blood flow is due to diseased blood vessels much in the same way a stroke can be caused.

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