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Years ago, doctors believed that most causes of erectile dysfunction were psychological. We now know this is not true. While stress and anxiety can contribute to erectile dysfunction, 90 percent of all erectile dysfunction is caused by disease, certain medications and lifestyle choices.
Medications for depression and high blood pressure
Complications of Erectile Dysfunction
While the causes of erectile dysfunction are largely physical, the complications associated with erectile dysfunction are often psychological and emotional. These complications result from the inability to achieve pregnancy and the inability to sustain an erection. This may include: