Common causes of erectile dysfunction

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As you may already know, Erectile Dysfunction or “ED” is the inability to get and or keep an erection firm enough for sex. If you have trouble getting an erection, trouble keeping an erection or have a low sex drive, you may be suffering from ED. However, do you know what is causing it? Let’s take a look at common issues that could be causing your ED and then we will look at treating it as well.

Physical Issues

Men that fall under this category are mainly suffering from one or more of the following physical problems such as , hypertension (High Blood Pressure),  problems with the urethra,  heart disease,  clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis),  high cholesterol,  diabetes,  ulcers,  multiple sclerosis,  anxiety,  obesity,  Parkinson disease,  depression and prostrate problems could eventually cause erectile dysfunction.

Substance abuse

You could also be at risk of erectile dysfunction because of the use or abuse of substances. Examples of substances to avoid are smoking,  amphetamines,  barbiturates,  cocaine,  marijuana,  methadone,  opiates,  over indulgence of alcohol,  artificially sweetened drinks,  processed foods and foods high in sugar are all factors to consider cutting out of your life. Prescription drugs may also be a factor for your ED. For a complete list of prescription drugs known to cause Erectile dysfunction click HERE.

Psychological Issues

Your brain has lots to do with your erection , starting with the feeling of sexual arousal or excitement. Lots of things can affect your brains ability to cause an erection. A few examples are depression,  anxiety,  stress, relationship problems,  performance anxiety,  poor communication with your partner and even anger can cause ED. If you experience any of these symptoms along with ED, you should try to work through these problems with your partner and it may make a difference.


If you have ED, you’re not alone. studies have shown that as many as 30 million men in the United States alone suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction.  You now know what can cause erectile dysfunction but what do you do to treat it? Start by contacting the Kansas City Men’s Clinic. (816) 897-7777. We have treated over 20,000 satisfied men for ED and we are Kansas City’s most trusted Men’s sexual health clinic. 97% of our patients see results from their very first visit. Don’t suffer from ED for one day longer. Make an appointment. After your visit, stop and buy some flowers for that someone special and plan on spending the rest of your night in the bedroom!