Frequently Asked Questions on Erectile Dysfunction

Is erectile dysfunction treatable?

Yes, ED is treatable. In most cases erectile dysfunction is not a permanent condition and does not cause lasting damage. But in some cases the causes of erectile dysfunction may be permanent or may have permanent effects. These causes may include underlying medical conditions like diabetes or multiple sclerosis

Can erectile disfunction cause infertility?

Yes, erectile dysfunction can cause male infertility because it interrupts or prevents intercourse

Can erectile dysfunction be a sign of prostate cancer?

No, prostate cancer is not a cause of erectile dysfunction, but treatment for the disease may cause the problem.

What can cause an erectile dysfunction?

Some of the causes for ED include:

  • Heart disease and narrowing of blood vessels
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure 
  • Structural or anatomical disorder of the penis, such as Peyronie disease
  • Smoking, alcoholism, and substance abuse, including cocaine use
  • Treatments for prostate disease
  • Surgical complications
  • Injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Radiation therapy to the pelvic region
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Parkinson''s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism)
Can smoking cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes Smoking can be a cause of erectile dysfunction. Smoking damages your blood vessels, and ED is often a result of poor arterial blood supply to the penis.