What Causes Erectile Dysfunction in Men?

“While ED becomes more common as men age, growing old is not the cause of the problem,” says Dr. Chris Schaefer, a urologist with UCA Bucks County. “ED can be an early sign of a more serious health problem,” adds Dr. Schaefer. “Finding and treating the cause (or causes) of your ED can improve your overall health and well-being.”

There can be many causes of erectile dysfunction, including, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Age
  • Fatigue
  • Personal fears related to sex
  • Tension
  • Faulty veins which allow blood to drain quickly from the penis
  • Conditions that block the flow of blood to the penis
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

The treatment for ED (medication, procedures, implants, devises) depends on what is causing it. At Urology Care Alliance, we offer a wide variety of diagnostic tests to identify the cause of ED. Our physicians have the knowledge and experience to help you address your ED condition. If you are experiencing health issues causing erectile dysfunction symptoms, please contact a UCA physician near you for a consultation.

To learn more about Erectile Dysfunction, click the link below to watch a video featuring Dr. Chris Schaefer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1m_4lqS790