Erectile Dysfunction Causes

What is the definition of erectile dysfunction?

The most common sex problem that men report to their doctor is erectile dysfunction, or ED. It may impact up to 30 million males.

ED is characterized as difficulty obtaining or maintaining a firm enough erection for intercourse.

Though it’s not uncommon for a man to have erection troubles now and then, ED that is progressing or occurs frequently with sex is not normal and should be treated.

ED can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • When blood flow in the penis is restricted or nerves are damaged, this is the most common symptom
  • With regard to stress or emotional factors
  • As a precursor to a more serious ailment, such as atherosclerosis (hardening or blockage of arteries), heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes-related high blood sugar.

Finding the cause(s) of your ED will help you treat it and improve your overall health. What’s healthy for your heart health is usually beneficial for your sex health as well.

erectile dysfunction causes

What Causes Erections?

Nerves generate substances that boost blood flow into the penis during sexual stimulation. Blood flows into two spongy muscle-based erection chambers in the penis (the corpus cavernosum). The chambers of the corpus cavernosum are not hollow.

The spongy tissues relax and trap blood during erection. The high blood pressure in the chambers causes the penis to contract, resulting in an erection. When a man has an orgasm, a second set of nerve signals reaches the penis, causing the muscle tissues of the penis to contract, blood to be released back into the circulatory system, and the erection to be reduced.

The penis is soft and limp when you are not sexually aroused. Men may notice that the size of their penis changes in response to heat, cold, or anxiety; this is natural and reflects the flow of blood into and out of the penis.

Male Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms

It’s difficult to get or retain a strong enough erection when you have Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Your primary care practitioner or an Urologist can assist you if ED becomes a regular and bothersome problem.

The presence of ED in a man could be a key warning sign of cardiovascular disease, signaling that blockages are forming in his vascular system. According to several research, men with ED are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, or circulation difficulties in their legs. ED can also lead to:

  • Low self-confidence
  • Depression
  • The man and his partner are in a lot of pain.

It is important to address ED if it is impacting a man’s well-being or relationships. The goal of treatment is to improve or restore erectile function, improve circulatory health, and improve a man’s quality of life.


ED can be caused by health concerns, emotional issues, or a combination of the two. The following are some well-known risk factors:

  • Having reached the age of 50
  • Blood sugar levels that are too high (Diabetes)
  • Blood pressure that is too high
  • Having a cardiovascular condition
  • Having a high level of cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Using drugs or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol
  • Obesity is a condition in which
  • Lack of physical activity

Even while ED gets more common as men get older, it is not usually the result of getting older. Some guys are sexually active well into their eighties. ED might be a precursor to a more serious health issue. The first step in treating ED is to identify and treat the underlying cause.

ED’s Physical Causes

ED occurs when:

  • The flow of blood into the penis is insufficient.
    Many health conditions, such as blocked arteries, heart disease, excessive blood sugar (Diabetes), and smoking, can limit blood flow into the penis.
  • During an erection, the penis is unable to hold blood.
    A man cannot maintain an erection if blood does not stay in the penis. This problem can strike at any age.
  • The penis does not receive nerve signals from the brain or spinal cord.
    Nerves in the penis can be damaged by certain diseases, injuries, or surgeries in the pelvic area.
  • Diabetes can harm the penis by causing small vessel disease or nerve damage.
  • Treatments for cancer near the pelvis can have an impact on the penis’ functioning.
    ED can be caused by surgery or radiation for malignancies of the lower abdomen or pelvis. Men often have ED after undergoing treatment for prostate, colon-rectal, or bladder cancer. For sexual health concerns, cancer survivors should contact a urologist.
  • Erections can be harmed by drugs used to address other health concerns.
    Drug adverse effects should be discussed with patients’ primary care physicians.

Emotional Factors in ED

Normal sex necessitates the cooperation of the mind and body. Emotional or relational issues might contribute to or exacerbate ED.

ED can be caused by a variety of emotional difficulties, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Conflicts in relationships
  • Workplace or home stress
  • Conflicts of a social, cultural, or religious nature can cause stress.
  • Concerned about your sex performance

Introducing CaverStem®: The Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)


What is CaverStem®?

CaverStem® is the only FDA-approved technique performed by a licensed physician that uses the patient’s own stem cells to repair damaged tissue, making it a safe and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.

  • Drug free
  • Safe & Effective
  • Simple In-Office Procedure
  • 80% + Success Rate
  • No Downtime
  • No Side Effects

Satisfied Patient Testimonial

ED is a little embarrassing to talk about, but I want you to know your situation can change. CaverStem has definitely improved my confidence, and I think my wife and I have a better, more intimate relationship because of it! It's amazing that at just three weeks after the procedure we started to notice the difference, and at three months, it was just incredible the changes that had taken place. We've enjoyed lovemaking so much more than before. It improved our marriage and our love life for sure. I would totally recommend CaverStem to anybody suffering from ED.

Mike P. Age 57, Colorado

How Does CaverStem Work?

Step 1

Harvest Patient’s Bone Marrow

  • In physician’s office
  • Local anesthetic

Step 2

Cells Harvested from Bone Marrow

Stem cell product containing endothelial progenitor cells, hematopoietic and mesenchymal cells without the dilution and contamination of blood.

Step 3

Stem Cells Injection

  • No rejection
  • Stimulates natural healing and improvement of muscle and blood vessels
  • Durable results

30 Minute Procedure

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Pick the day and time that works best for you.

One of our staff members will contact you at your preferred time to discuss if you qualify for the CaverStem procedure.

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