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Can Parkinson's disease result in erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Parkinson's disease can cause erectile dysfunction. This disease interrupts nerve signals from the brain to other parts of the body, including the penis. It can also affect blood circulation, which is crucial to an erection. Indirectly the disease can cause erectile dysfunction because some of the drugs used to treat Parkinson's-related depression have erectile dysfunction as a side effect.

Talk to your doctor about ways to control your Parkinson's disease and maintain a healthy sex life.

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