Will treating the health condition resolve my erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Treating high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, weight problems, high cholesterol or blood vessel disease can make erectile dysfunction (ED) vanish. Those conditions can cause damage to the blood vessels and nerves in the penis, preventing you from getting an erection. But ED can also start in the brain: If you're depressed, anxious, or having relationship problems, a mental health counselor can help you overcome the obstacles to a healthy sex life. 
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often a sign that you have a health-related problem, such as heart disease, diabetes or an endocrine (hormonal) disorder. These health conditions--or the medications that treat them--can cause or contribute to ED, so treating them can help. If erection problems persist, your doctor can prescribe erectile dysfunction treatments that can help you get and maintain an erection.

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