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Cialis: What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Many things can cause a man to lose his ability to perform sexually, resulting in erectile dysfunction.  Sexual function is affected by the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.  Therefore, it is easy to see how erectile dysfunction can be affected by both physical and psychological factors. 

Physical Causes

Most of the time, the cause of ED is physical and once you get to the root of the problem it goes away.  Here are some of the physical causes:

  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes, it can cause nerve and artery damage and ED affects between 20 and 75 percent of men with the disease.
  • Kidney disease, it can cause chemical changes and the drugs used to treat it can also affect ED.
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis restricts blood flow through the body.
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Low testosterone
  • Alcoholism can damage blood vessels or restrict blood flow.
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Treatments for prostate issues, including cancer
  • Tobacco use can restrict blood flow
  • Prescription medications, over 200 different drugs can cause ED.
  • Surgery that causes the removal of nerves or tissue in the surrounding area can lead to temporary ED and in some cases, it can be permanent.
  • Injury to the pelvic area or spine

Any of these can result in ED and must be treated or dealt with before the ED will go away.

Psychological Causes

The brain is as much a part of healthy sexual function as the body.  Certain issues can cause or make erectile dysfunction worse. 

Depression or anxiety can interfere with the body’s ability to get “in the mood” and cause ED.  Stress at work or home can also make it difficult to perform, especially concerns over losing a job or paying bills.  Relationship problems can also cause ED.  When marriages are having difficulties, it can carry into the bedroom.

With all of these causes, it’s no wonder that it can take some time before an accurate diagnosis is achieved.  While the doctor can narrow down your possible causes, it is common for a man to have more than one present in his life.  The doctor must attempt to discover the problem beginning with the most likely cause and eliminating the possibilities.  That is why it is important not to get discouraged when the cause is not determined right away.  Persistence will achieve the desired result.  In the meantime, you can ask your doctor if Cialis is an option to help you.

Erectile dysfunction is a complex issue with many causes, but with the right treatment once the true cause is determined, you can lead a normal life.  Cialis can also help along with other changes and medication.  The important thing is not to give up or assume that this is the way it will always be.

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