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Is erectile dysfunction the side effect of some medications?

Sometimes it's not the drug that causes erectile dysfunction, it's the disease.  For example, it's well known that up to 50% of diabetic men over the age of 50 have erectile dysfunction.  Diabetes is a bigger problem than just excess sugar in your blood.  Managing your diabetes better can help in all areas of your health!

Another health problem that leads to erectile dysfunction is depression.  The medications often get blamed, but depression itself leads to erectile dysfunction.  It's not a permanent problem, however.

Additionally, blood pressure medications are commonly accused of causing erectile dysfunction.  If that's happening to you, perhaps another medication would work better for you and still control your blood pressure.

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