Erectile Dysfunction Medications
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by any number of physical and psychological factors. In general, erectile dysfunction is classified according to whether it is caused by organic (caused by a bodily organ or organ system) or psychogenic (mental) factors. Diseases, nutritional status, trauma, surgical procedures, or medications can affect erectile function by altering the nervous, vascular, or hormonal systems. Some men have more than one cause for their erectile dysfunction.
How Is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
In addition to taking medications to treat erectile dysfunction, it is important to make lifestyle changes that may alter the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction. Such changes include improving eating habits, quitting tobacco and alcohol products, and/or getting regular exercise. Some doctors may prescribe more than one medication, depending on a patient's response and ability to tolerate the various medications.
Last Reviewed 11/20/2017
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