Causes of ED1
About 80% of ED has a physical cause, such as an illness, accident, injury, or medication side effect.
|Some causes of ED include:|
|Blood vessel diseases||Hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other conditions can obstruct blood flow.|
|Neurological diseases||Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other diseases can interrupt nerve impulses to the penis.|
|Diabetes||Diabetes can alter nerve function and restrict blood flow.|
|Spinal injury||Spinal injury can cause interruptions of nerve impulses from the spinal cord to the penis.|
|Prescription drugs||Certain blood pressure and cardiac medications, antihistamines, psychiatric medications, and other prescription drugs can cause ED.|
|Surgery||Prostate, colon, bladder, and other types of pelvic surgery may damage nerves and blood vessels.|
|Substance abuse||Excessive smoking, alcohol, and illegal drugs constrict blood vessels and add to other cardiovascular risk factors.|
|Low testosterone levels||Reduced testosterone levels can cause ED.|
|Psychological causes||ED can also be caused by psychological factors. These include unpleasant associations with past sexual activity, stress, depression, and anxiety. When both psychological and physical causes are present, ED is considered "mixed" in origin.|
Depending on your medical history and your current medical status, local therapy with MUSE could be an appropriate treatment option.