Q: Does my age have anything to do with my Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Age alone does not cause Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The vascular system transfers blood throughout the body and may have various reasons for not working the way it should, but age is not the cause.
Q: What causes Erectile Dysfunction (ED/Impotence)?
There are many physical causes, listed are some of the main ones, per the publication “Impotence” by Dr. Stephen W. Leslie, M.D.
- Vascular Disease 40%
--Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
--High blood pressure (arterial blockages)
--Venous Leakage (excessive drainage of blood from the penis)
- Diabetes Mellitus 30%
- Impotence following radical surgery 13%
- Spinal cord injury and other traumas 08%
- Other Endocrine (Pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland) problems. 06%
- Multiple sclerosis. 03%