The Reasons of Erection Problem

Erection Problem may develop due to physical (organic) or psychological factors. For a large number of males, both physical and psychological factors are responsible for erection problem.1

Organic reasons of erection problem:1

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Nervous system diseases
  • Endocrine (hormonal system) diseases
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Malformation of penis
  • Use of cigarette, alcohol or opiates
  • Certain medications
  • Aging

Psychological reasons for erection problem:

  • Relationship Problem.
  • Anxiety (worries), guilt feelings1,2
  • Depression1
  • High expectations concerning performance2
  1. Safarinejad MR, Hosseini SY. Erectile Dysfunction: Clinical Guidelines (1). Urology Journal 2004;1(3):133-147.
  2. Sexual Training Treatment and Research Center. Erkek Cinselliği., Date of Access: 09.12.2015.

Warning: The information provided here is general. It may be misleading to make diagnosis, prognosis or to draw conclusions based on this information. Physical examination must be conducted by a physician.