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You Would Be Surprised to Know about These 7 Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

by Ryan Peters
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All guys would love to have great sexual health. It is not only good for a guy, but also for his partner. You need to have a good and solid erection to satisfy your partner, and it is one of the most important factors for having a quality sex life. Having a wonderful sex life will enhance your overall health because there are numerous health benefits of having sex. Unfortunately, many men have the problem of sexual dysfunction, which significantly degrades their sex life.

One of the most common sexual dysfunctions is erectile dysfunction. Not only old men but young men are also struggling with erectile dysfunction. According to the statistics, 18 million American men are affected by erectile dysfunction. This can give us an idea of how common erectile dysfunction really is. There are many causes of erectile dysfunction, and in the next section of this article, you will get to know about seven causes of erectile dysfunction.

Seven surprising causes of erectile dysfunction

There are many common causes of erectile dysfunction, and they are heart attack, diabetes, obesity, and others. However, we’re not going to discuss all these common causes of erectile dysfunction. In this section of the article, we will share seven causes of erectile dysfunction that will shock you. Let’s take a look at the seven surprising causes of erectile dysfunction.

  1. Drugs for an enlarged prostate or hair loss

There are medications, like dutasteride and finasteride, for treating hair loss and enlarged prostate. However, you should be careful before consuming these medicines. According to the study, these medications have side effects that could lead to decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. These drugs process by reducing the amount of dihydrotestosterone that circulates in the blood, according to Dr. Andrew Kramer, Erectile Dysfunction expert.

Dihydrotestosterone is the sex hormone found in men that plays a crucial role in maintaining sex drive. These drugs may help you to counter the problem of hair loss or an enlarged prostate, but it may also lead to erectile dysfunction.

  1. Gum disease

gum diseaseThere is a connection between your gums and your penis. This may sound strange, but this relationship has been proven by the study. The study shows that the chronic gum problem could lead to erectile dysfunction. So, here is the thing. You should also take good care of your dental health if you want to have a solid erection. According to the researchers, having poor gum health is a sign of overall poor health.

The problem with blood flow in the gums may be the cause of gum disease, and the one with the problem of blood flow in gums may also have poor blood flow in other body parts, such as the penis.

  1. Porn movies

Watching too many porn movies can degrade your sex life in reality. The statistics show that there is 28,257 people/second watching pornography on the internet.  The study shows that watching pornography could cause psychological problems as well. Pornography is like drugs, which is extremely addictive. You would not want to hamper your sex life by watching porn. Try to discuss your problems with others, and get out of porn addiction as soon as possible.

  1. Your wife is closer to your buddies

When your girl spends more time with other men, you could be jealous. Here is another fact. When your wife spends more time with your male friends than you, it could increase the risk of erectile dysfunction, according to the report published by the American Journal of Sociology. The researchers also found out that the man whose wife is closer to their friends are 92% more likely to have some problem with erection.

  1. Bicycling

This is a really surprising cause of erectile dysfunction. In the 9th century B.C., iron-age horsemen found the relationship between impotence and horse riding. In the 21st century, the Journal of Sexual Medicine has found the relationship between bicycling and erectile dysfunction. It was found that the bicycles who spent at least 3 hours/week in the saddle struggled with moderate to severe erectile dysfunction.

When a person is riding a bicycle, it affects blood flow to the penis. And the reduced blood flow to the penis can cause erectile dysfunction.

  1. Depression

man suffers from depressionDepression is another huge problem in the United States. The statistics show that 16.1 million Americans were diagnosed with at least one major depressive episode in 2015. There are many harmful symptoms of depression. It is no surprise that depression could decrease your libido, but it is surprising to hear that depression could also increase the risk of erectile dysfunction. There’s one biochemical associated with depression that could have an adverse impact on your erection.

Moreover, the inappropriate consumption of anti-depressants could also lead to sexual dysfunction.

  1. Too much stress

There are many reasons that might get you stressed out. Some of the basic reasons behind the stress are a financial crisis, relationship problems, work pressure, and others. The stress hormone, such as adrenaline and cortisol, can constrict your blood vessels, creating an obstruction for an erection. Moreover, it also increases your blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

There are many ways to manage your stress. It’s better to look for some effective ways to manage your stress before it degrades your sexual health.


Many causes mentioned in the article do not seem like a cause of erectile dysfunction. For instance, who would have thought that bicycling has a connection with erectile dysfunction? I’m pretty sure that after having the knowledge of these surprising causes, you can decrease your risk of erectile dysfunction to some extent.

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