What causes erection problems?
Erection problems (EPs) are caused by reduced blood flow to the penis. There are several possible causes for EPs; some are physical while others are related to psychological or even lifestyle factors. Erection problems may also be caused by taking certain medications. EPs can also be a warning sign of an underlying health condition.
Even fit and healthy men with no underlying health conditions can experience EPs.1,2
These can include heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity. Find out more.
Certain medications can cause erection problems, although many are used to treat diseases that are themselves associated with EPs. Find out more.
Erection problems may be linked to mental wellbeing in men. Often psychological causes are inter-connected, and men may be affected by more than one at any given time. Find out more.
Problems or conflicts within relationships, or negative thoughts about sexual performance may cause EPs. Find out more.
Lifestyle risk factors
Many aspects of the modern lifestyle can harm physical and mental wellbeing. Find out more.