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Is erectile dysfunction the result of diseases?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Certain diseases or medical conditions can result in erectile dysfunction. For example, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and multiple sclerosis can result in ED. Spinal cord injuries and surgery for prostate or bladder cancer can cause ED.

Because ED is linked to chronic diseases, it's important to talk openly with your doctor about your situation. Your doctor can do a physical examination, order medical tests, and make an effective diagnosis. Medications and other treatments are often available for the health conditions that cause ED, as well as for ED itself.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.