Risk Factors of Erectile Dysfunction

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Risk Factors of Erectile Dysfunction

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  • Chronic diseases associated with the cardiovascular or nervous system such as hypertension, heart disease, and coronary artery disease

  • Thyroid disease, diabetes

  • Conditions that may occur as a result of surgery to treat prostate cancer, bladder surgery; conditions associated with the spinal cord

  • Emotional factors such as stress, worry, and depression

  • Consumption of alcohol and smoking cigarettes

  • Certain types of medication such as for hypertension, antidepressants, hormonal medication, and medication for stomach conditions

 

Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to sustain an erection, and thus take part in sexual intercourse. Diagnosis is quite straight forward, and the doctor may be able to identify causes and risk factors, by a thorough analysis of the patient’s medical history, together with a health check-up, and certain laboratory tests. It is important that patients are completely candid with their doctor, and do not withhold any information.

 

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