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Erection Problems

What Causes Erection Problems?

The causes of erectile dysfunction are numerous. But by far, the most common cause of erectile dysfunction is other health problems. For some men, clogged blood vessels are the problem. Other men may have nerve damage from diabetes. If you have a health problem and don't see your doctor, the problem will go untreated and may even become worse.

How Are They Treated?

Another reason to see your doctor is to treat the erectile dysfunction itself. Your doctor can offer several new types of erectile dysfunction treatment options.
For many men with erection problems, the answer is as simple as taking a pill. Other men have to try two or three options before they find an erectile dysfunction medication or treatment that works for them. Don't give up if the first treatment doesn't work. Finding the right treatment for you can take time.

Erection Problems: Summary

Here are some things to remember about erection problems:
  • Erection problems may be a sign of health problems.  
  • A doctor can help you overcome erection problems.
  • Smoking, being overweight, and avoiding exercise can contribute to erection problems.
  • Most erection problems have a physical cause, but counseling can help couples build a stronger relationship.
  • Many men can take a pill to treat erection problems. These men should still treat the health conditions that caused the erection problems in the first place.
  • Taking an erectile dysfunction pill doesn't work for every man.
  • Men who take any of the medicines called nitrates should not take a pill to treat their erection problems.
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