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What diseases can cause erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction may be the result of many chronic diseases and health conditions. For example, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and multiple sclerosis can cause ED.  Surgery for cancer of the prostate or bladder can result in ED. Also, a spinal cord injury can cause ED. 

Along with diseases causing ED, some medications given for these chronic health conditions can cause ED. That's why talking with your doctor about your ED is so important. Your doctor can do a physical examination, order medical tests, and start treating any health condition he or she diagnoses. Along with treatment for diseases, ask your doctor about treatment for ED. There are drugs such as sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra) and tadalafil (Cialis) that are helping millions of men achieve or sustain an adequate erection and enjoy sexual relationships again.

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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.