What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?


Even though Erectile Dysfunction becomes more prevalent as men age, growing old is not always going to be the underlying cause of Erectile Dysfunction. Some men stay sexually functional into their 80’s, meaning it could indicate an early sign of a more serious health condition. Finding and treating the reason for your ED is a vital first step!

Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction:

  • High Blood Sugar (Diabetes)

  • Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Issues)

  • Prostate Cancer

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

  • High Cholesterol

  • Smoking

  • Using Drugs/Drinking too much alcohol

  • Obesity

Less Common Causes of ED:

  • Blood pressure medications

  • Anti-depressants

  • Penile Injury or Surgery

  • Depression

  • Anxiety/Fear of sexual failure

  • Nervous system problems

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Relationship troubles


Luckily, there are many treatments available for men of all ages, and Summit’s physicians are the leading specialists in erectile dysfunction diagnoses and treatments.

Before determining a medication protocol, our doctors will perform a physical exam, and thoroughly discuss prior medical history with the patient. Depending on the circumstance, the physician may use a Doppler ultrasound and other techniques to evaluate blood flow. After diagnosis, your medication protocol can begin the very next day!

*Individual results may vary, the results and reviews depicted on this site are those of individual users and do not represent all users' experience.

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